MP: Jerantut should be turned into a national culinary centre

PETALING JAYA: Jerantut should be turned into a national culinary centre where the setting up of bakeries and the making of pastries are encouraged, its MP Datuk Ahmad Nazlan Idris (pic) has proposed.

Nazlan said he would put forward his proposal to make Jerantut a national hub for the culinary arts, specifically baking, to the government as soon as possible.

“The suggestion to set up this culinary centre emerged after more than 350 participants at the Pastry Arts Professional Course and Creative Culinary Professional Course completed their training successfully.

“The course is an initiative by the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) for the B40 group in Jerantut that started on Nov 16 and ends on Dec 2.

“It successfully produced skilled and dynamic workers in baking and making pastries, ” he said in his speech when he officiated at the ceremony for the completion of the Level 2 Creative Culinary Professional Certificate at the Advanced Technology Training Centre hall in Jerantut.

The ceremony was also attended by HRDF deputy chairman Datuk Ruhaidini Abd Kadir.

Nazlan said the HRDF course was taught by a panel of world-class culinary chefs, led by Mohammad Roizziddin Mohd Razalli, who is the founder of Pastry Trainer Malaysia.

He added that Mohammad Roizziddin also presented the certification from the London Examination Board (LEB), United Kingdom to the participants who successfully completed the training.

He said the main objective to set up the National Culinary Centre in Jerantut is to give guidance and tutelage to would-be bakers, and to inspire more Malaysians to view the culinary arts as a career option, besides producing more pastry chefs and bakers in Malaysia who can compete on the global arena.

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