New job seeker scheme to help younger graduates too

 

A new job placement scheme has just been signed between the Adeje council (department of local economic development) and the ‘Mensajeros por la Paz’ which will see an investment of over €80,000 to help young people (under 30) seeking their first job and those on the verge of social exclusion.

One of the slightly different aspects of this jobs scheme is that as well as assisting those who might not have finished formal education there will be assistance designed to help those who have completed superior vocational/third level training but have been unable to find that all-important first job, and will aid in job-placement with relevant companies.

“We have currently 2,800 people registered as unemployed in Adeje, many of those who haven’t finished their education and are without any certification, and at risk of social exclusion, and a large percentage of those are under 30 years of age”, commented councillor Manuel Luis Méndez Martin. “We are constantly working to help in socio-employment orientation and giving vocational training opportunities to help more people integrate into the labour market”. He also pointed out the importance of staying in employment and the challenges of finding the best possible match using personalised profiles of those seeking employment.

More information from the department of economic development.

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Tenerife’s champion cocktails!

The Tenerife Barman’s Association is celebrating a double victory in the recent XLV National Cocktail competition held in Zaragoza. The Tenerife association is an affi8liate of the Spanish Federation, FABE.

“Adeje has a close working relationship with the Tenerife Barman’s Association and their work contributes directly to an important element of our tourism brand as part of the ‘food and drink’ offer. We send our congratulations on their recent success”, said the councillor for local economic development. Manuel Luis Méndez Martín.

Over 250 contestants took part with Juanjo Montes Ruiz taking first place and the title of Spanish Champion in ‘Coctelería Acrobática’ (flairtending ). Emilio Rodríguez took first place in the alcohol-free cocktail section and second in the regular cocktail competition. In the ‘Tiki’ category Pedro Pablo González was second.

 

 

Look for the barrels outside participating establishments

This year’s Tapas Route, part of the Adeje gastronomy month, Degusta.Me 2018, begins today, Nov 9th. 20 different establishments are taking part this year.

The councillor for economic development, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín, is encouraging everyone to take advantage of the route, “and discover the fantastic tapas that have been created by the Adeje bars and restaurants for the occasion. This is one way of appreciating what we have and using and enjoying our local produce”.

You can consult the tapas route map online, www.adeje.es. And you can easily identify which establishments are taking part as they will have a lovely barrel outside indicating they are on the route. “As in previous years you can also vote for you favourite and when you vote you are also entering a draw for some great prizes”. The prizes, courtesy of the Zona Comercial Abierta Adeje Centro, include a cruise for two a hotel stay and 18 more prizes consisting of dinners and lunches in the participating bars and restaurants. There’s also a chance to win free tapas if you take and upload photos of them labelled “Tapas en el aire” on Puntasso Go in the Puntasso application. . (More info on the app El Puntasso online, www.adeje.es.)

Each participating establishment should have the voting slips. Request yours and the official stamp or app card from each of the participating restaurants/cafes when you visit. When you have a minimum of 4 stamps you can fill in your personal details on the voting slip and vote for your favourite tapa using the ballot boxes in the establishments, the Adeje youth centre, the CDTCA or the Cultural Centre.

Tapas Route 2018
Participating establishments
01. RESTAURANTE LA RAMBLA
TAPA: Tandem
C/ Grande nº7 – Adeje Town Centre
Tues – Sun, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
922 710 428

02. RESTAURANTE EL PUENTE
TAPA: Aunque no lo parezca, soy dulce
(I mightn’t look like it, but I’m sweet)
C/Grande nº9 – Adeje Town Centre
Thur – Mon, 12 noon – 8pm.
922 711 163

03. HOTEL FONDA CENTRAL
TAPA: Rock & Roll de carne, queso y humo
(Rock & Roll of meat, cheese and smoke)
C/Grande nº26 – Adeje Town Centre
Daily 11am – 10.45pm.
922 781 550

04. OLIVA CAFÉ DELI
TAPA: Oriental
C/ Grande nº19- Adeje Town Centre
Tues – Fri 12 noon – 4pm, 7pm – 10pm.
Sat and Sun 10am – 5pm.
686 325 450

05. IL GASTRONOMO
TAPA: Frittatina di pasta
(Italian pancake/omelette)
C/Grande nº33 – Adeje Town Centre
Thur- Tues 12.45pm – 11pm
922 396 541

06. GASTROTABERNA AMORES
TAPA: ¡Hala! De ave de granja rellena de matices isleños
(Wow – Farm fowl stuffed with local colour!)
C/ Nueva nº 51 – Adeje Town Centre
Mon – Sat 2pm – 3.30pm, 8pm – 10pm.
822 660 463-677 862 944

07. PLAZA CAFÉ
TAPA: Chaja
(Meringue dessert)
Plaza Cruz del Llano nº4 – Adeje Town Centre
Daily 6am – 10pm.
922 711 482

08. TASCA ITALIANA
TAPA: You dream
Plaza Venezuela nº 9 – Adeje Town Centre
Wed – Tues, 1pm -11pm.
922 775 510

09. BAR PASTELERÍA LA FAVORITA
TAPA: Dessert Isla Bonita
C/ El Cerco nº4 – Adeje Town Centre
Mon – Sat 8am – 5pm
661 022 164

10. TAPAS BAR LA SALUD
Tapa: La explosión de sabores
(Explosion of flavours)
C/Manuel Bello Ramos nº46- Adeje Town Centre
Wed – Mon, 4pm – 10pm
922 731 106

11. Tasca Pica Pica A Catedral
Tapa: Empanada de bacalao con pasas
(Cod and raisin pastry)
C/Manuel Bello Ramos nº54- Adeje Town Centre
Thur – Tues 12.30pm – 8pm
619 292 312

12. RESTAURANTE MI GUSTO
TAPA: Gustó
(Taste)
C/Manuel Bello Ramos nº64 – Adeje Town Centre
Wed – Mon, 11.30am – 11pm,
611 221 919

13. TASCA EL CAÑÓN
TAPA: Primavera de berenjena
(Aubergene Spring)
C/Piedra Redonda nº12 – La Postura
Fri – Wed. 12 noon – 2pm, 6pm- 9pm
642 791 498

14. LE CROISSANT
TAPA: Empanada de mozzarella con salsa Romesco
(Mozzarella pastry with Romesco sauce)
C/Piedra Redonda nº34- La Postura
Mon – Sat 12 noon – 8.30pm.
Sun 12 noon – 1.30pm
660 358 569

15. SOLKY
TAPA: Albóndiga Solky
(Solky meatballs)
C/Piedra Redonda nº35- La Postura
Fri – Wed 11am – midnight.
647 662 840

16. FOOD AVENUE
TAPA: Manifesto
Avda. Los Océanos nº9 – El Galeón
Daily 12 noon – 11pm.
922 455 876

17. HELADERÍA SORBI
TAPA: Trilogía
(Trilogy)
Av. Rosas de los Vientos nº12 – El Galeón
Daily 12 noon – 11pm.
642 439 084

18. RESTAURANTE MANY STARS
TAPA: Cocido tradicional Chino
(Traditional Chinese cooking)
C/ Las Jarcias nº8 – El Galeón
Tues – Sun 1pm -3.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
822 610 937

19. SELFIE PIZZA
TAPA: La Cabrona
C/ Tegueste nº2- Los Olivos
Mon – Sat 7pm -11pm.
922 703 610

20. LA TRATTORIA
Tapa: La Trattoria
Av. De Ayyo nº23 – Las Torres
Mon – Sat 8am -midnight.
922 456 610

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Foodie fusions, tastings and tapas!

 

The Adeje department of economic development and job creation, under Councillor Manuel Méndez Martin, launched the November gastronomy programme this morning, the 9th year the event is taking place. Degusta.Me or ‘Taste Me’ promotes the richness and variety of local produce and culinary creations, showing why our gastronomy has become an integral part of the international profile of this part of Tenerife.

The main goal of the month-long programme of activities has always been to promote the culture of gastronomy in Adeje, valuing the establishments dedicated to good food, the people who run them and serve the public as well as the food itself, which, altogether, “without a doubt bring a large amount of added value to the tourist offer in the region”, said councillor Méndez Martín.

The Calle Grande and the Plaza de España will host a 8-hour event on November 24th, a food festival open to the public with tastings, drink, theatre, bouncy castles, acrobats, jugglers, live music, etc.

As in previous years the Tapas Route invites the public to vote for their favourite tapa from any of the 20 restaurants taking part using the forms in the participating establishments which must be stamped – and their votes will also see them entered into a draw for a selection of great prizes included an 7-day cruise courtesy of the ‘Zona Comercial Abierta Adeje Centro’.

During November there will be visits organised to the Montesdeoca cheese farm and the Finca Noel. The Food Trucks On Tour is also returning. Full details of the month’s activities and the tapas route can be downloaded, in English, from the Adeje council webpage (http://www.adeje.es/degustame/descargas). Members of the public who are interested in taking part in any of the courses and workshops that require prior registration should sign up soon as places will be limited.

 

Participating companies
GM Cash & Carry Adeje, Zona Comercial Abierta Adeje Centro, Asociación de Empresarios, Comerciantes y Profesionales de Adeje (AECPA), Asociación de Barmans de Tenerife(ABT),Asociación de Cocineros y Reposteros de Canarias (ACYRE), Agromercado de Adeje, Consejo Regulador Denominación de Origen de Abona, Programa de Formación en Alternancia con el Empleo (PFAE) Prodintur Adeje, Círculo de Empresarios del Sur de Tenerife (CEST), Aula Cultural de Enoturismo y Turismo Gastronómico de la Universidad de La Laguna, entre otros.

 

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Black sea delegation in Costa Adeje!

 

A group of councillors from the Bulgarian resort were in Adeje to discuss tourism development ideas

A group representing the Nessebar town council have been in Adeje on a fact-finding tour, and yesterday had a working meeting with members of the Adeje council to quiz them on how this town has evolved into one of the leading European holiday destinations in the last thirty years.

Leading the Bulgarian delegation was Rumen Kulev, president of the local Nessebar council, accompanied by elected officials and departmental heads, with Carmen Rosa González, Manuel Luis Méndez and Zebenzui Chinea representing Adeje at the round table. Also present and open to answering questions from the visiting delegation were Robert Ucelay, president of CEST (South Tenerife Business Circle), Jordi Esplugas (Association of Adeje Commerce and Enterprise), and those responsible for the ExpoVida project, a health tourism initiative under construction in the borough.

The visitors were interested in how the borough of Adeje evolved from its designation as a mainly rural town to embracing tourism in a sustainable manner. They were also interested in issues such as traffic management, and the parallel developments of alternative types of tourism to ‘sun and beach’.

Nessebar is one of the most well-known tourist destinations and seaports on the Black Sea, in what has become a popular area with several large resorts—the largest, Sunny Beach, is situated immediately to the north of Nessebar. It has a resident population of about 12,000, though caters for

Archaelogical studies have confirmed five chronological periods of urbanisation on the peninsula surrounding Nessebar through the end of the second millennium B.C., which included the Thracian protopolis, the Greek colony Mesambria, a Roman-ruled village to the early Christian era, the medieval settlement and a Renaissance era town, known as Mesemvria or Nessebar. Historically the town has, on several occasions, found itself on the frontier of a threatened empire, and as such it is a town with a rich history. Due to the city’s abundance of historic buildings, UNESCO added Nessebar to its list of World Heritage Sites in 1983.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employment scheme will see rural spaces improved

 

Adeje council department of economic development and employment and of the environment, in partnership with the social services ministry, have initiated a new plan for rural employment – PER, which will see improvements to many rural zones in the borough. “The scehme will also see more people employed, working to recover ethnographic values and improve the midlands of Adeje”, commented the councillors Manuel Luis Méndez Martín and María Esther Rivero Vargas.

“This project allows us to meet a number needs. One one hand we can offer employment to persons between 35 – 60 years who are currently without work, and at the same time improve rural parts of our borough, areas that are visited by the public and have an ethnographic value”.

Those who can take part in the scheme will be offered work for three months, and will receive training and information regarding the zones in which they will be working, which will probably include La Quinta, Ifonche, Taucho, La Concepción and Tijoco Alto. “We hope the work will contribute to raise general awareness of the value of our environment and the need to care for it among other things”,the councillors added.

 

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Safety at sea saves lifes

15 young Adeje students have just completed a couse in life-saving

15 young Adeje people have just completed a training programme under the PFAE programme (training in alternate skills) funded by the European Social Fund “Adeje Azul, Adeje Seguro”, which, following an 11 month training period, has seen them take home their certificate as qualified lifeguards in pools and open waters.

This is a new programme directed by the Adeje council with the European funding and in conjunction with the Canarian employment service. It is designed specifically to meet a demand in the sector (young people between 16 and 30 years of age), and the training was primarily in life-saving skills and safety in coastal areas.

“We actually have three active programme in alternative employment training, Prodintur – with a focus on tourism, Limpur Adeje – cleaning and maintenance services, and Adeje Azul, Adeje Seguro (Blue Adeje, Safe Adeje), and the programmes are aimed at groups of people who might not have found work, for different reasons, without this additional training. We have had an excellent success rate in the past and therefore believe these kind of initiatives do meet a number of needs, rapidly and effectively”, said employment policies councillor, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín.

During the Adeje Azul, Adeje Seguro course the participants learnt life-saving techniques, how to use a defibrillator, basic boat navigation and an English language course adapted to the job of a lifeguard in different situations.

Another training course, a Blue Flag lifeguard course, trains individuals who may be working with special needs bathers. The young people also took part in workshops to improve their self-empowerment and self-sufficiency skills to assist them in entering the labour market.

The course saw participants not just learning the skills directly related to the job in question, but also in related areas, and they trained on the borough’s beaches as well as with the local volunteer fire brigade. The skill set is based primarily on prevention, vigilance, rescue and first aid.

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The Adeje Lenten Tapas route runs until April 1st

 

 

Interested members of the public can follow the route online through the ‘El Puntasso’ application

The Lenten Tapas Route is in its third year, and is organised by the council’s department of local development and employment, under councillor Manuel Luis Méndez Martín. The initiative works to promote the local gastronomy as the backbone of the restaurants and café sector as well as linking culture, tradition and gastronomy.

This year the tapas on offer have taken on the philosophy of traditional Easter cooking, using fish and shellfish and other produce. All tapas are made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Thirteen restaurants and cafes are taking part, and the public must make sure they have the special form stamped if they wish to enter the competition for a cruise for two or an overnight stay in a Tenerife hotel.

All the restaurants involved are listed on the www.adeje.es page, and here below with the name of their special tapa in brackets
:
Restaurante La Rambla (Placeres santos),
Oliva Café Deli (Mediterranean mezze),
Hotel Fonda Central (Cher-net cronch,
Taberna Amores (Croquetas amores),
Tasca Lorens (La croqueta de mi abuela de Semana Santa),
Tasca Italiana (Delicia de pascua),
La Favorita (Velero de Merluza),
Tasca Bar La Salud (Vegetal especial),
La Rosa Rosa (Primavera),
Tasca El Cañón (Ceviche de Cuaresma),
Le Table D´Helene (Delicias de quesos),
León de Venezia (El viaje de Marco Polo)
La Trattoria (Tapa la Trattoría).

 

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Adeje launches new employment assistance programme

The Adeje council department of economic development have joined forces with the Canarian employment service and the ministry for employment and social services, to develop an new experimental programme, ServiRes, to benefit 60 unemployed individuals in the borough

The 60 people have been without work for over a year, and the objective is to assist their re-entry into the labour market. “Over recent years we have run different initiatives designed to help people return to work and with a lot of success, meeting two main objectives: training in the work sector and returning people to work who have, up to now, for various reasons, be unable to find work”, says employment councillor Manuel Luis Méndez Martin.

Those taking part will receive a certificate of qualification in basic bar and restaurant management after their training, and also take part in placements in businesses, in specialist training workshops and more, to improve thieir curriculum and increase their employability in the sector.

Those chosen to take part in the course must commit to attend all the classes, practical sessions and workshops that are scheduled, as well as interviews and orientation sessions.

More information from the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA).

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November is Gastronomy month in Adeje

 

For a number of years now November has been gastronomy month in Adeje and the 2017 DegustaMe (Taste Me) programme has just been launched. And as in previous years there are a range of workshops for all members of the family, trips, events, and of course the Tapas route with prizes for the best restaurants as well as for the public.

The councillor for economic development, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín said, “Degusta.Me is a gastronomic get-together for different sectors of the food industry, offering culinary creations promoting the best of cooking in the region.

“The Adeje council knows that the tourist industry is the economic motor of the south of the island, and in this regard we have top class hotels attracting about 2 million visitors last year. We also have over 50,000 residents, so our gastronomy must offer different and diverse elements as well what is good locally, and create jobs for our residents here, always bearing in mind that gastronomy is one of the determining factors in a tourist destination”.

The tapas route will run from November 17th to 26th with 14 establishments taking part: El Puente, Taberna Amores, Loren’s tasca , El Rincón del Sushi, Tasca Italiana La Favorita cake shop, cafetería Atlántida, La Salud bar, tasca El Cañón, cafetería Casa Juan, Compostela restaurant, Metro pizza, León de Venezia and Rincón de Aranda.

The full programme of events runs until December 9th and 350 people have already signed up for events on offer. Most of the workshops will take place in the CDTCA (The Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre), and registration is already open. The full programme is available in Spanish and English on the borough’s webpage, www.adeje.es, and flyers are available with the programme in public buildings in the town

DEGUSTAME ADEJE 2017 PROGRAMME (1)