23 May 2016

    Catering organization for EEF guests was discussed at a session of the Organization Headquarters for preparing for and holding the Second Eastern Economic Forum, RIA PrimaMedia informs, referring to the press service of the Primorsky Region Administration.  

    Deputy Head of Primorye Natalya Zubova stated that there already exists a preliminary list of Vladivostok’s restaurants and cafés to be recommended to EEF guests.

    Ms. Zubova also explained which restaurants and other public catering outlets are getting ready for the EEF: “Right now, in partnership with the regional licensing and trade department, a plan is being developed for monitoring the city’s restaurants and shops, to make sure they comply with the selection criteria for companies providing catering services at the Forum. The menu, its translation into English, top-level service, meal service, food quality, maintenance of contemporary cooking technologies, restaurant interiors, availability of parking facilities, security, a website in Russian and English, quality interpretation, possible booking of accommodation facilities, payment in cash and by card are the issues to be elaborated. Experience of serving VIP guests will also be factored in.”

    After the Russian Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection (Rospotrebnadzor) inspects the city’s restaurants and cafés prior to the guests arriving, they will be included on the final list of recommended restaurants to be published on the official website of the Eastern Economic Forum and indicated in the booklets for the event’s participants.

    Also under review is possible creation of an additional restaurant zone on Tsesarevicha Embankment. Currently, the best site is being selected. In the words of Deputy Head of Primorye, “also to be determined is the product range, as well as service quality and organizational requirements.”

    Furthermore, the possibility is under consideration of organizing a fish market on the embankment of the Far Eastern Federal University, which is serving as the main EEF venue for the second year running. The plan calls for each visitor to “Far East Street” to be able to choose, order cooking on site and taste the seafood of Primorsky, Kamchatka and Sakhalin Regions.

    The restaurant business will thus fit into the general concept of the Eastern Economic Forum, where each of the regions will present its own exposition.

    One possible exposition of the Primorsky Region that was demonstrated is the “Discovering Primorsky Region” project, which is called on to demonstrate this Region’s development through culture and history, to showcase the tourist potential and unique natural treasures of Primorye. In order to bring this project to fruition, the plan calls for a branded pavilion and a work of art with maritime motifs to be erected.

    In the words of Natalya Zubova, during the exposition, guests will be constantly accompanied by guides, translators and volunteers.