Mumbai, 2nd August, 2019 (GPN) : Graduating Day ceremony of the fourth batch of bakers from Puratos Sanskaar Foundation School, a bakery school, run as a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative by Puratos India, was held in Navi Mumbai on August 1st, 2019. This year 21students from diverse backgrounds received their certification in Bakery, Patisserie and Chocolate.During the intensive two-year study program students learn the art of baking simple breads to complex finished applications. Each of these graduating students have been provided a platform for opportunities within the industry in India.
Mr. Peter Deriemaeker, Markets Director – Asia Pacific/ Middle East/ Africa, Puratos shared, “People Care is one of the important initiatives at Puratos. The Puratos Sanskaar Foundation School is a reflection of this value; in our pursuit to enable a comfortable future for the skilled children coming from underprivileged families. This year we have the 4th batch of students graduating from the school and we are very happy and proud about it.”
Mr. Ashish Seth, Managing Director India and Area Director South Asia, Puratos Food Ingredients India Pvt. Ltd., said, “Given India’s growing love of Bakery, Patisserie & Chocolate items, there can’t be a better time than now to enrich the talent pool in the industry by providing fully trained professionals. With a batch graduating for the fourth consecutive year, we are sure to add the right value and fill the skill void that existed for all these years.”
Puratos is determined to provide enriching opportunities to young and keen students from underprivileged backgrounds. The school has an equal opportunity policy for boys and girls and students are recruited irrespective of social background. The foundation offers them a means to learn from best-in-class faculty members and be meaningfully employed with quality employers within the industry. At the same time, Puratos is offering the industry, high quality and thoroughly trained resources to not only meet but exceed the benchmarks of this specialized industry.
Puratos India is a subsidiary of Belgium-based Puratos Group – one of the world’s largest bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients manufacturer. Puratos Sanskaar Foundation School premises are fully equipped and offer a test bakery, classrooms with all the necessary bakery training essentials. The teachers at the school are selected based on their experience in the bakery and patisserie industry. Ends
About Puratos Sanskaar Foundation School:
The school was inaugurated in 2014 as Puratos’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). This was the first school established in India by Puratos Group. The school is aimed at minimizing skilled manpower shortage in the bakery industry and empowering youngsters to become self-sufficient.
The school is in the premises of the Shiravane Vidyalaya and Junior College in Navi Mumbai. We enroll approx. 25 students each year mainly from this college, where most of the students out of 3,000 plus come from underprivileged backgrounds.
The course boasts a wide curriculum, beginning with the basics of baking and patisserie and moving on to advanced levels of patisserie, sugar work and chocolate making. Students enrolled receive world class training from trainers who have been trained by Puratos headquarter in Belgium. In 2016, the first batch of 16 students graduated after receiving 2 years of intensive training and a course completion certificate from Puratos. They stepped in to the exciting world of Bakery, Patisserie and Chocolate and carved a bright and financially secure future on being placed with the top-notch brands in India’s bakery space.
With the state-of-the-art Puratos Bakery School, Puratos India has created a new chapter within the Bakery, Patisserie and Chocolate industry in India.
About Puratos Food Ingredient Pvt. Ltd. India:
Puratos India was established in 2008 in Mumbai. It manufactures & supplies a wide range of quality & innovative ingredients for Bakery, Patisserie and Chocolate business. It also offers marketing solutions and concepts to suit the needs of customers and encourages excellence through training, demonstrations and exchange of ideas in its Innovation Centers at Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore. The company is a 100% subsidiary of the Puratos group.
Puratos is a global group with local subsidiaries in 71 countries. Products are manufactured in more than 63 plants spread over 5 continents and sold in over 100 countries. Worldwide, over 9000 people assist customers on day to day basis. The operations are managed from the global headquarters in Groot-Bijgaarden, near Brussels in Belgium. With a tagline ‘Reliable partners in innovation’, Puratos helps customers in delivering nutritious, delicious food leveraging new technologies and innovations in ingredients across countries of presence.