Colombia is the tenth country to join the program of Authentic Peruvian Cuisine in the world.
The Cuzco restaurant, located in Medellín, Colombia, obtained the certification “Authentic Peruvian Cuisine”, which guarantees that its gastronomic offer has been elaborated with inputs, recipes and Peruvian culinary techniques.
The rector of the University San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL), Ramiro Salas Bravo, stressed that more than 50 percent of the restaurant’s dishes respect the ingredients and preparation procedures according to the standards of Peruvian cuisine.
The certification program that promotes and seeks to preserve Peruvian gastronomy in the world came to Colombia, which became the tenth country where recognition was given after the evaluation carried out by the main team of the USIL School of Hospitality, Tourism and Gastronomy.
“We have already visited 3 more restaurants here in Bogotá and there are others in Medellín and Cali, which, by digital means, are going to start their formal processes,” said Dean Sandra Zubieta.
For his part, the executive president of PromPerú, Luis Torres, highlighted the rise of Peruvian cuisine in Colombia and the importance of gastronomic tourism.
Cuzco Cocina Peruana was born in the city of Medellín, on March 19, 2008, as an enterprise that sought to share the unique flavors of Peru. Given its successful reception, it now has nine locations in different cities of Colombia.
USIL prepares for the Copa América the certification of Peruvian restaurants in Bogota, Medellín and Cali, next June.
The certification “Authentic Peruvian Cuisine” is an initiative of the University of San Ignacio de Loyola in agreement with PromPerú and the support of the “Marca Perú”, in order to preserve the value of Peruvian cuisine in the world, promote the consumption of domestic products abroad and guarantee diners a real offer of Peruvian dishes.