SPTO staff had an opportunity to meet with two chefs from the Western Province of the Solomon Islands who are in Fiji for a technical training attachment. They are Olive Gasimata and Perlita Gasimata.
Their trip was a collaboration between SPTO and the Western Province Solomon Islands Tourism Association(WPTA) to support the enhancement of the culinary experience of visitors to the Solomon Islands particularly
in the Western Province. The duo are based at the Uprising Resort for two weeks and have been working with the F& B staff at the Resort, they will also visit the APTC training facility.
Today Olive and Perlita visited the Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji before meeting SPTO staff. Other partners who made this happen included Solomon Airlines, Uprising Resort, Australia Pacific Training Coalition and Pacific Islands Resort Consultants (Greg Cornwall and Colin Chung) who provided assistance for SPTO in securing the partnership with Uprising Resort and APTC.