The construction of the new culinary school in Puerto Vallarta at Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUCosta) began Thursday with a ceremony and ceremonial first brick of the foundation.
The school will be located in an area of seven thousand square meters in what was the Preparatory Ignacio Jacobo Magaña.
“This center seeks to position itself as a convergence space for culture, gastronomy, education quality in the tradition of Mexican food and its merger with contemporary trends will be privileged, “said university director Itzcóatl Tonatiuh Bravo Padilla.
The new school will host a healthy gourmet department and offer consultation to local restaurants, hotels, and chefs.
The director announced that thanks to financial support from the federal government, which directly contributed $30 million pesos, this educational project has a total investment of $54 million pesos, also supported government of Jalisco.
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“The School of Gastronomy will impact the area through continuing education services, links with local producers and entrepreneurs as well as through the activities of university extension. Also boost the professionalization of the restaurant industry in Puerto Vallarta and coastal regions of Jalisco and throughout the state, “said Bravo Padilla.
He recalled that Mexican food and, in particular, of Jalisco, is the most prominent and well-known in the world, something which students will use to make it one of the most important tourist strengths of the region.
Jalisco’s Governor Sandoval reaffirmed his government’s alliance with the University of Guadalajara to bring more educational options for young people. Such projects are Jalisco made possible by the participation of universities, government and the private sector.