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Despite Internet Blackouts 17 Pre-Commis Chef Certificates Awarded in Rakhine, Myanmar

Paris – April 21, 2020, Worldchefs Academy is pleased to announce 17 Chefs from the Myanmar Chefs Association in Rakhine have completed the Pre-Commis Chef course.

Worldchefs Academy was established to offer culinary education to aspiring Chefs that do not have the means, mobility or flexibility to attend full-time culinary school. Worldchefs Academy is free of charge and open to anyone, regardless of educational background or current skills level.

Participants can learn through the web-based platform on a PC, laptop, tablet or via the mobile app in an offline study mode and complete the total course free of charge within 6 months, then simply to go back online when ready to complete and pass the final assessment.

 President Oliver E Soe Thet of the Myanmar Chefs Association    became aware of Worldchefs Academy during the 2018 Worldchefs Congress and took a direct account of the educational online platform as an opportunity for every Chef in Myanmar, including those in rural areas facing Internet blackouts.

President Soe Thet, stated “This was the perfect solution for many Rakhine Chefs in Myanmar as the Internet is not always the best, never fast and at times blackouts are mandated by the Myanmar Government, which can effect the 9 townships in North Rakhine. The Worldchefs Academy online program provided the way for many Rakhine Chefs to achieve a formal individual study program with international culinary standards.”

President Soe Thet further stated, “For the Myanmar Chefs Association, it is important to give aspiring individuals in the hospitality industry the opportunity for a proper, well researched and developed learning system from a-to-z”.

Upon completion of the Pre-Commis Chef course, participants will have acquired the theory to complete an online assessment and receive their Worldchefs Academy Pre-Commis Chef certificate and badge, an important first step for anyone looking for employment in a professional kitchen.

The Pre-Commis Chef course also links to the Worldchefs certification portal and is intended to be the first step on the culinary career path.  It will help participants enter the culinary industry, receive a basic foundation and apply for their first culinary job with more ease and confidence.

 The 17 Pre-Commis Chef course graduates from Rakhine include Khin Susan, Aye Su Mon, Ye Minn, Soe Ko Ko, Nway Naing Oo, Ye Min Paing, Wai Wai Thin, Khin Soe, Aung Zin Phyo, Kyaw Zin Phyu, Win Ko Naing, Mya Win, Phyu Wai Aung, Tun Yadanar, Aung Chit Oo, Chit Oo Ko Ko, and Thet Paing Tun.

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