HOSPITALITY: CTICC Gears Up To Host World Christian Leaders
Recent Western Cape Business News
The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) will play host to over 5000 international participants from 197 nations, who are attending the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization from 16 – 25 October 2010. The previous two congresses were held in 1974 and 1989 respectively. The participants are supported by nearly 1000 staff, volunteers and stewards, most of who have come at their own expense.
According to CTICC, Chief Operating Officer, Joey Pather the fact that Cape Town and CTICC was chosen as the host city and venue for this important event is further testament to Cape Town’s ability to host world class events.
“While CTICC has played host to numerous international events such as the 19th World Diabetes Congress, which attracted over 12 000 delegates, this is the largest event that the centre has had to cater for” says Pather.
For the duration of this event the centre will be preparing over 36 000 meals and will be providing lunch and dinner for 6000 people daily he added. In order to cater to this demand the centre, which boasts the only HACCP accreditated kitchen in the Western Cape, will need to operate 24 hours a day.
“To ensure that the centre is well stocked, CTICC has ordered over 2500 kilograms of rice, 2700 kilograms of meat and fish and over 1500 litres of milk” says Pather. To cater to the more than 40 buffets that will be held over the duration of this event, CTICC has also employed 120 temporary staff to assist. “The centre’s new pastry chef will also be preparing over 1500 kilograms of bread and butter pudding” he added.
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