Barbadian To Judge Culinary Arts At WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

08/17/2017 01:41 PM
WorldSkills Barbados News
Steve Phillips, Chef and Instructor at the Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) will join other professionals from around the world to judge the Culinary Arts category of the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 competition.

When WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 comes off later this year in October, a number of Barbadians will be among those persons chosen to judge various aspects of the competition.

Steve Philips, Chef and Instructor at the Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) is one such person. He will join other professionals from around the world to judge the Culinary Arts category of the competition, which is expected to attract competitors from over 70 countries.

Steve is eager to play his part in WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 and sees it not only as an opportunity to share information with his counterparts judging the competition but to harness knowledge to share with Barbadian students.

“I plan to transfer as much technical knowledge as I can. There will be a lot of networking that will be happening, there will be professionals with different skill levels and I want to interact with a lot of those persons to see how it can benefit me as a professional so I can relate that back to the programmes that I am teaching here,” he explained. The Chef added that he was particularly looking forward to learning about new technologies that could be incorporated into the classroom.

Before he leaves for Abu Dhabi, Steve is working with a team of persons to prepare Barbadian competitor Tinisha Hall to compete in the Culinary Arts category. Tinisha won the gold at WorldSkills Barbados 2016, and automatically qualified for the international competition.

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 will be held from October 14 to 19. Some 1,300 participants are expected from 77 countries to compete in 51 skill areas. (PR/TVET Council Barbados)