A cut above the rest

The Guinness record holder for slicing hams demonstrated his cutting technique

17 november 2022
The PFAE, the Adeje based project offering alternative training, co-partnered by the Canarian Employment service, recently held a one day ‘jamon’ slicing course in the CDTCA.  This kind of training does allow students upgrade their restaurant knowledge and be more competitive in the labour market. 
Economic development councillor Raquel Rodríguez Alonso, said that this was an important addition to the students’ training programme and could be a game changer when they are looking for work in hotels or restaurants. 
During the course students learnt slicing techniques with Fran Alonso, who has held two Guinness World records (in cutting the longest slice of ham, and the longest time slicing – over 24 hours).  
The PFAE ‘A la Carta’ is a project training over 30s, offering a certificate in basic bar and restaurant operations (level 1), and concentrates on teaching students to prepare small meals/snacks/fast food and drinks in line with all health and safety measures and under professional training.  
Students are also trained in serving breakfasts, cocktails, brunches, and take part in different open days, local fair events and socio-cultural events in Adeje. They are also trained in handling food according to Spanish health and safety standards, and in basic English. 
For more information on the courses on offer click here: https://www.adeje.es/adejeimpulsa/formacion/pfae