In recognition of Coeliac Awareness Week 2017, Coeliac Australia and Nestl Professional have launched Gluten Free Online Training, allowing foodservice professionals to gain knowledge and implement credible gluten free food practices in their businesses.
The training has just been made available to all TAFEs and culinary institutes and on successful completion of the module, participants earn a Certificate of Achievement, valid for three years, against Coeliac Australia’s Gluten Free Standard for Foodservice Providers.
Special projects officer at Coeliac Australia, Cathy Di Bella said “Training culinary students in credible gluten free practice is a huge stepping stone to meet the future needs of the foodservice industry. Coeliac disease is a serious autoimmune disease that requires foodservice providers be switched on and skilled up in delivering truly gluten free menu options. The more we can equip cookery students with this vital knowledge, the better.”
“We’re proud of this latest commitment to invest in the future of the industry over the long term, it’s what Nestl Professional is all about. Foodservice operators – present and future – need to be able to offer credible gluten free and give their customers absolute assurance when making gluten free choices. The online training was designed to be relevant for anyone involved in the preparation of food and we’re pleased to be seeing early up-take across a wide range of sectors,” said dietitian and brand nutritionist at Nestl Professional, Karen Kingham.