CHARLOTTETOWN - BioFoodTech has arranged for expert instructors from the Artisan Craft Distilling Institute to present a three-day workshop on fermentation and a five-day workshop on distillation from Jan. 29 to 31.
"When local industry and entrepreneurs indicate a need for enhanced technical processing skills, BioFoodTech likes to find the best trainers to fulfill our clients' needs," said executive director Jim Smith. "There is growing interest in craft beverage manufacture, and this workshop will allow Islanders to explore the possibilities of brewing, winemaking and distilling alcoholic drinks."
The upcoming workshops will also provide an opportunity for local experts, skilled in equipment manufacture, brewing, winemaking and fermentation of vegetables to be introduced to the workshop participants.
BioFoodTech has delivered a number of workshops on food production techniques - including fruit dehydration, dried fruit packaging, cheese making and artisanal distillation, in collaboration with several funding agencies and experts.
These workshops are aimed at creating innovation by providing processing technologies to regional processors and entrepreneurs.
The Introduction to Fermentation Workshop will be presented at BioFoodTech and at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel in Charlottetown.
More information about the upcoming workshops is available on the BioFoodTech website: www.biofoodtech.ca.