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Posted on February 27, 2015
Rio’s gastronomic scene will grow even more in 2015, with the establishment of the prestigious French gastronomical school Le Cordon Bleu, and the first Brazilian edition of Sirha, international event in the sector. Coordinated by the Support to Trade Schools Foundation of Rio de Janeiro (Faetec), connected to the Department of Science and Technology of Rio de Janeiro State, Le Cordon Bleu’s unit – the second in Latin America, after Lima, Peru – has its inauguration slated for the second semester of 2015, and Rio de Janeiro state government investments totalling R$ 12 million. The partnership with the French school predicts that 20% of openings are to be offered for free by Faetec. “It also states that teachers are to develop menus with ingredients produced in the state of Rio de Janeiro, such as macadamias and jabuticaba”, says the president of Faetec, Wagner Victer. The school will have its installations in Botafogo, in Rio’s South Zone, and will have a restaurant and bakery opened for the public.
Besides Le Cordon Bleu, 2015 also marks the arrival of Sirha to Brasil, with the event’s first edition outside Europe or Asia taking place from October 14 to 16, in the SulAmérica Conventions Center. Created in Lyon, France, in 1983, the event becomes part of the city’s calendar. In its Europe editions, over 185.000 professionals and 3.000 brands and exhibitors are gathered. Fir the first edition in Brazil, the expectation is to attract between 100 to 150 exhibitors and around 10.000 visitors. Headed by French chef irha Rio, which received the Rio 450 seal, will host qualifiers for the Bocuse d’Or tournament, as well as Sirha World Cuisine Summit conferences. Sebrae, partnered with Fagga/GL, will organize the exhibition of 20 small Brazilian producers.