Cosmos Trade builds capacity in ice cream, smoothie making

Cosmos Trade Nigeria Limited through its support services called Ice Cream University has built the capacity of 75 people in preparing ice cream and smoothie.

The Managing Director of Cosmos Trade, Mr. Tunji Olaniyi, stated that the training was in response to the demand of the company’s clients as well as the market, adding that last year the company taught people how to make ice cream and coffee.

Olaniyi said, “We will continue to react to the demands of the market and those of our clients. We are into ice cream, coffee, smoothie and tea but this year, we are focusing on the solutions and opportunities in ice cream and smoothie for people who want to go into the business.

“For two days, we brought people together and trained them in the making of ice creams and smoothie in the right form. The reason why we do this is because we understand very clearly that you can have the equipment and the raw materials but not the required skills. So, we trained about 75 people, existing customers and new people who wish to go into the business.”

According to Olaniyi, the focus on smoothie is because the entry level to make ice cream is high due to the cost of electricity, but some Small and Medium Enterprises may be interested in smoothie which is not only natural but has a relatively low entry cost.

“We had participants from Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Owerri. The alternative would have been for them to go to Italy but we brought Italy to Lagos. What we are doing is pan-Nigeria,” he stated.


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