Myanmar Rakhine Chefs & Rural Area Development support Rakhine State

Update Myanmar Chefs Association Rakhine & World Chefs Without Borders – Myanmar

Meeting at Mrauk Oo Hospital with H.E. Gen. Maung Maung Ohn Prime Minister of Rakhine State and Oliver E Soe Thet, Myanmar Chefs Association – World Chefs Without Borders, Rakhine medical Development group on 19.11.2014, discussion for permit to German Interplast Munich , Dr Heinz Schoeneich team 23.11. to 28.11.2014 in Thandwe District Hospital arrange by MCA – WCWB. Dr Heinz & German Interlast Munich,– which just donated and installed a Thyroid Lab at the Sittwe State Hospital for over 6500 $ US as well 4 German Draeger Anesthetic machines to Sittwe State Hospital and Thandwe District Hospital.

Other issues for the Prime Minister visit were the Myanmar – German Dental Team of Dr dent Julia Fruehbuss ( Dr Michael & Barbara Switek, Dr Roland Ernst , Dr Wynn Kyaw, Dr Maung Shu, Dr Rose through MCA – WCWB and Myanmar Dental Council )under the permit of the Union Ministry of Dental Health treatment to all Rakhine people from Mrauk Oo and North Rakhine. Over 300 patients were see in three days only and treated for dental issues not only extractions but also reconstructive dentistry by Dr Roland Ernst and Dr Michael Switek n der the leadership of Dr Wynn Kyaw.

Also topics were the two other German Dr team, all arranged by MCA – WCWB to Rakhine State these weeks,-

- Dr Peter Team from Luebeck, for Plastic surgery free of charge 22.11. to 30.11.2014 Sittwe State Hospital

- Dr Sieg team from Germany, for free Thyroid & Plastic surgery 1.12. to 6.12.2014 Thandwe District Hospital    

Special thanks to the Mrauk Oo Hospital team un der the lead of general Surgent and head of Hospital Dr Khin Maung Than and all his staff for the excellent team work and hard working support at any time of the dental missing, – We inviting the 4 Medical Surgeons for a transfer of knowledge training to Sittwe, when Dr Peter  Plastic surgery team operates there to learn the techniques of cleft lips operations , to be able to cope with the many patients in rural area hospitals in Myanmar…….

Since we met first time in April 2014 Dr Khin Maung Than was very open and supportive for the dental charity operation mission and it was him which ensured that so many Rakhine People could be treated free of charge by the Dr Julie Fruehbuss German – Myanmar dental team 16.11. to 20.11.2014.

With such great Rakhine people in leading positions, – Rakhine state can improve rapidly,-  still there are individuals which make it very difficult for foreign support to reach to Rakhine people, as their intention is very different often simply their own ill business interests.

This should not stop anyone with a good intention to come and help the people in Rakhine State ,- the people of Rakhine very much welcome any support either from Myanmar, Rakhine or Foreign does not matter — but support to their families and neighbors.  

Special thanks to the chefs and owners Mrs Shwe Ngwe of Prince Resort Hotel and Mrs Shwe Phyu of Moe Cherry Restaurant Mrauk Oo for taking care the daily Lunch for the Myanmar & German Drs as donation to the mission, – thanks a lot for the good spirit. 

With many greetings and thanks to all involved and making these projects possible, just for the simple and often most poor people, yours

Oliver E Soe Thet

Rakhine Medical, Tourism and Education Development Group

President Myanmar Chefs Association

Global Board, World Chefs Without Borders

National Training & Certification Committee member, Myanmar

Mrauk Oo, 19.11.2014 , Rakhine State – Myanmar

ENT Specialists in Rakhine

Dear Friends

A three years work and communication for an ENT station project for South Rakhine – Thandwe Hospital – supporting 1,2 million people

in South Rakhine which never had an ENT Dr or treatment possible for their concern,-

gets on the way thanks to Lufthansa Medical Unit Hamburg, thanks to:

Dr Klaus Exner – Frankfurt , DB Schenker, Mercy Fund – Barmherzigkeit, Mr Martin,- Rene Esser, Mrs Helena & Friend s of the Opera Hamburg.

Thomas & Ela a Friends – The Union Ministry of Health………………….

we are in the last part of process to set up the ENT – HNO station unit form Lufthansa HH medical unit at the Thandwe – Rakhine Hospital

with SES German Dr Heiden and OP nurse Lena,—rest ENT team will arrive after screening here of patients by Dr Heiden and Myanmar Drs team

in transfer of knowledge ……..on the 12.10. for exchange of knowledge and charity operations at Thandwe Hospital by arrangements of MCA – World

Chefs Without Borders Myanmar – Rakhine chapter …

More info once the full mission starts for people in need, yours

Oliver E Soe Thet

MCA Rakhine Ngapali Myanmar 7.10.2014

“Fonterra Brands, 1st Pastry Master Class in Myanmar”  with World Gourmet Summit Finalist 2014,- ” Chef Steven Ong ” at Premium Food Service – professional Master Kitchen,

Fonterra Brands – Myanmar arranged the first ever ” Pastry Master Class ” to Myanmar – with the aim to have more such pastry classes in the next month s – resulting in Pastry Training & Competitions and finally to the,-

” Fonterra Pastry – Cup Myanmar, 3.6. to 5.6.2015 “

at Food & Hotel Myanmar,- 2nd Myanmar Culinary Arts Challenge 2015 Yangon

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Mr. Brian from Fonterra Myanmar brought World Gourmet Summit Finalist of 2014, Chef Steven Ong to the  Premium Food Service – Master & Show Kitchen, at Aung San Stadium Yangon. A place best known to all Chefs and Pastry Chefs of Myanmar for educational and vocational training to Myanmar s hospitality industry since years. In a best ” Win – Win ” as usual Premium Food Service offered the venue for this training and joined into an all over training equipment setup with Fonterra Brands Myanmar,– independence from Equipment supplier a new positive trend in Myanmar for Culinary competitions and culinary trainings ( as also seen already from the Htoo Hotels Group set up all their 14 Chefs stations for their Culinary Challenge event 11.9.2014 by them self as from equipment supplier side in Myanmar commitments to training and competitions for the young generation of our Industry is still extreme low to not existing at all ).

More easy to set equipment for a training or competition in Yangon now….,— Free from equipment supplier s daily often changing moods, – these equipments are now available at any time for more training, show & competition events for Myanmar Chefs, Pastry Chefs & the whole hospitality industry of Myanmar. Fonterra Brands Myanmar & Premium Food Service did a onetime investment and the way is free now for a series of pastry and chefs trainings in Myanmar.  

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First ever Pastry Master Class in Myanmar

SHATEC  Singapore s  assistant Director in Culinary Studies ( Pastry & Bakery ) Pastry Chef Steven Ong, there in charge for the Diploma programs and also the owner of ” Center Patisserie Singapore ” ( Center Ps ) for customized desserts, chocolates and pastry came to Yangon for this 2 days Pastry Master Class sponsored by Fonterra Brands Myanmar and Premium Food Service and in cooperation with the Myanmar Chefs Association and the here MCA Pastry Alliance Myanmar.  Top Myanmar pastry Chefs from different Hotels and different  tourism destinations were invited. Arrangements by HR and management of Bayview Beach Ngapali – Rakhine State Tourism, Shangri – La, Micasa , Kandawgyi Palace, Chatrium, Savoy, Belmond the Governors, Parkroyal, Summit Parkview, Acaia, El Dorado, Seasons Bakery, International Pastry & Bakery Training Center Myanmar supported with two pastry chefs each for such a unique, for Myanmar very fist time ,-  but very important Pastry Master Training.

The two days Pastry program included the topics:

- Petit Gateau – French Pastry ( Chocolate & Citrus Cheese Gateau  & Hazelnut Pralines & Feuilletine Gateau )

- Entremets / Cakes                     ( Flaming Red Velvet Cake & Blueberry Cheese Crumble )

- Patisserie                                     ( Passion Fruit Meringue Tart )

- Petites Fours                                ( Caramel & Fleur de Sel Macron & Raspberry Macron 

- Viennoiserie                                  ( Croissant )

- Plated Dessert                             ( Pan – glazed Sarawak Pineapple with cream cheese sherbet )

- Hot Savory                                    ( Quiche Loraine )

So Chef Steven Ong with all his international expertise and experience from Tokyo – Japan, Las Vegas – USA, Lyon – France, had a lot of talks also on the use of the right and best ingredients as ” Japan Flour ” as softer, the difference and challenges between a typical bakery oven compared with a convection oven as Rational or Electrolux and others. Here at the spot noticed that everyone should be very careful when China made products are offered, as just here seen with a brand new Baking Oven,- in the details was the Devil – a shown 180 Degree Celsius came out as 130 Degree only in real. A direct on steel or metal only system had negative results at baking process compared to stone based one.

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So the many tips and tricks from the many year experience by Chef Steven Ong caught the big interest of the Myanmar pastry chefs, noted down direct next to a full Pastry Recipe book to all chefs provided by Stephen Ong.  From MCA we had Seasons Bakery Master Chef Estvan Madai and Oliver E Soe Thet joining the event.

” Fonterra Pastry Cup – Myanmar, 3.6. to 5.6.2015 “

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at Food & Hotel Myanmar,- 2nd Myanmar Culinary Arts Challenge 2015 Yangon

Mr Brain of Fonterra Bands Myanmar discussed with MCA members the set up of several more such Pastry Master Classes which would have at each end a small pastry competition at WACS standard judging,- a several month s ongoing pastry challenge 2014 / 2015 which will result in the final Myanmar s latest Pastry Challenge event the ” Fonterra Pastry Cup – Myanmar 2015 ” in conjunction with the Myanmar Culinary Arts Challenge 2015 during Food & Hotel Myanmar   , 3rd June to 5th June 2015 at Yangon s latest Convention Center in People s Park near Sanchaung & Shwedagon Pagoda ( Queen Shin Saw Phu street ).

Premium Professional Show Kitchen for sure an excellent venue for the Master Classes and pre competitions, with all equipment there now a best working condition to boost the vocational training for young Myanmar,- chefs and pastry chefs alike.

A Dick Professional Knife set will be awarded to the Winner (400 $ US worth)

Pastry Chefs register for next Master Class – December:

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We like you to spread the word already today and activate many Pastry Chefs to train and prepare for the first and upcoming Pastry Master Classes and Competitions, the first one we plan in the first or second week of December 2014.  Contact the Myanmar Chefs Association, MCA Office at 01 532278 / 09 513 8411 and best by e mail: angel@myanmar.com.mm – also visitwww.myanmarchefs.wordpress.com by VP Chef Andrew@Tin Shwe  and MCA Face Book account by Chef Than Naing Tun.

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In a best team work system Pastry Chef Stephen Ong arranged all the 26 pastry chefs at beginning each team of two got a recipe to measure and do the mise an place,- than one by one was worked and trained through with the whole group,- hands on training and vocational pastry education. In between always time to discuss among all the young Myanmar pastry chefs and Chef Stephen Ong.

As special treat and casual networking – exchanging of pastry experience, Fonterra Brands,- Myanmar invited all chefs for a nice Group Dinner at Inya Lake.

 

We all like to thank Fonterra Brands Myanmar, Mr Brian and his team and Premium Food Service Company and all staff involved, for the fantastic opportunity to have Master Pastry Chef Stephen Ong in Yangon for this most valuable and pastry team building ” Pastry Master Class “. A sure benefit for the whole hospitality Industry of Myanmar, the young generation of Myanmar pastry chefs and at the end a real benefit to the growing Tourism Industry of Myanmar as a real capacity building program,– just the first one and the plan set for early December to continue and upgrade until the golden Final the ……

 ” Fonterra Pastry Cup – Myanmar, 3.6. to 5.6.2015 “, in Yangon

 

With best Culinary and here Sweet Greetings, yours

 

Oliver E Soe Thet

President Myanmar Chefs Association
National Training & Certification Committee member
Global Board, World Chefs Without Borders
Yangon 24.9.2014 – Myanmar 

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Culinary Help Delivered……..

“ Myanmar Cuisine at Charity Street Cooking – Whetta Phone Hyingi – Pork Goulasch
, at the Streets of Slovenia s Capital City , Ljubljana – with World Chefs Without Borders .

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Also courtesy call with the Major of Ljubljana  on 15.9.2014 , fund raining world chefs
cooking their best food , Myanmar Chefs at the place ..

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Oliver E Soe Thet was honored with the special certificate and medal of Slovenia Culinary
Academy…..

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Serbia and Croatia Flood Relief

Dear Chefs All donors and supporter

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Info including Myanmar Chefs & Partners – Aid Donation to Flooding Victims in Serbia and Croatia…
With the report from WACS head office, Chef Willment compiled a complete report for the donation for Serbia and Croatia, with the recent donation from Taiwan Chefs Association, we WCWB would like to official announce the total donation for Serbia (6000 Euro) and Croatia (6000 Euro) / Total 12,000 Euro from World Chefs Without Borders joint aid mission.

Thanks from Slovenia ,

Oliver E Soe Thet                                                      Chef Thurein Htun
President Myanmar Chefs Association                    MCA Ambassador – World Chefs Without Borders
Global Board , World Chefs Without Borders
Bled, Slovenia 13.9.2014

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…and the winners are……..

                                                                         A great signature dish for all Myanmar,- Acacia Leave Soup based on smoked Catfish

1st Prize and winner went to ” Nay Pyi Taw – Aureum Palace Chefs “

The Winning Menu

-  A great Acacia Leave Soup based on smoked Catfish – excellent full body flavor
–  A very good Marrow Leaves Salad, smooth and very balanced seasoned
–  A Red Pork Curry, very well cooked and at best taste

A 500 $ US bonus, two Gold Medals and the Award Trophy was welcomed by the Chefs
Chef – U Myo Tint  & Chef – U Min Chit Chit

MCA Chefs Michel Mecca and Oliver E Soe Thet handed over two ” German Professional Dick Knife sets ( worth of 400 $ US each ) in the name of Myanmar Chefs Association,- thank you here to Dick Professional Knifes for the sponsorship and support to young chefs of Myanmar.

The two 2nd Prize winner went to

” Popa Mountain Resort ” & ” Aureum Palace Inle Lake “
Chefs – U Mya Sein & U Bo Lin ( Popa )
Chef – U Aung Naing Tun & U Salai Zaw Lwin ( Inle )

Culinary Debriefing by culinary specialist U Ohn…..

U Ohn the specialist in Myanmar Traditional Cuisine gave the important and at WACS – World Chefs required debriefing to all Chefs,- as well hints and tips for future competitions to the young chefs,- for sure all great winner. After the group picture with all chefs, judges and committee – all participating Chefs were invited to one of the fine dining restaurants at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel – Yangon for lunch. 

Needless to say that here once again the Htoo Company of Hotels has jet again in Myanmar Tourism & Hospitality Industry set new standards,- here guiding for quality improvement through encouragement, incentives as culinary competitions for all staff of the group, – with a state of the art organization and set up of the whole competition, – best done without any other equipment provider, – excellent job we must say and future vision ,- hopeful we will see some of the many other Myanmar owned and managed Hotel & restaurant groups taking a look into such staff motivating and educating open eyes events and boost more Myanmar Chefs through culinary competitions and seeing what the other can do and I can learn,,,,,,   

Thank you in the name of all chefs in Myanmar – a true motivator to be a Chef in Myanmar,- to be a chef at a hotel of Htoo Group like Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Aureum Palace Hotels & Resorts, or Myanmar Treasure Hotels.

A great idea by the chairman — a great success by the team and the Chefs, yours

Oliver E Soe Thet, Chief Judge at the Competition, President Myanmar Chefs Association
Global Board, World Chefs Without Borders , Yangon 11.9.2014
Myanmar Chefs Association invited for global WACS standard judging at Htoo Hotels Group, –  1. Culinary Hotel Group Competition at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Yangon, 11.9.2014                                                  A great idea by the chairman,– a great success by the team and the Chefs,

Dick Knifes Germany – sponsors 2 valuable Knife Sets

Michel Mecca, Executive Chef at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Yangon – Myanmar, gave us a call at end of July. His Chairman of Htoo Hotels Company heard well and good about the great success of the Myanmar Culinary Arts Challenge during Food & Hotel Myanmar in June 2014. Specially about the best arranged culinary competition by the Myanmar Chefs Association members. Inspired by the idea he asked his whole F&B and Hotel operation team of over 14 Hotels & Resorts to create an inter Hotel Chain Culinary Challenge , on Myanmar Traditional Cuisine to highlight, upgrade and maintain the quality of Myanmar Cuisine in all Hotels as well motivate his all chefs to create the Hotel Groups signature dishes. Than to further promote the Myanmar Traditional Cuisine signature dishes to promote the Hotel Group as well the richness of Myanmar Cuisine on a global culinary stage.

We quick came together at the Yangon s Kandawgyi Palace Hotel with Chef Michel and the whole organizing committee with Mrs. Shwe Mee, Ma Cherry, Ko Sein Win , Mr. Ho Kau Fai as F&B Group Director ( a former Shangri – La manager ) and many more.

Today morning, 11.9.2014 all was in an excellent – culinary world standard quality set up. From all 14 Aureum Resorts, Treasure Hotels and the special feature Hotels each sent 2 chefs , all in great looking corporate chefs uniforms, aprons with the theme of the day and excellent set up cooking stations for a three course Myanmar Traditional Myanmar menu. Pork Curry was the target and a soup and salad had to be created around also in Myanmar cuisine.

Excellent Cooking Stations – great for future Culinary Events

The cooking stations well to use for an international standard cooking competition, we heard we can use for further food competitions which is already great news for a generation of young chefs in Myanmar where competitions are just becoming very popular and valuable. This makes future big culinary events much more easy to plan in Myanmar.

Hygiene & Food Safety Standards were very high….

Mainly due to the all Hotels managements, Head Chefs and F&B the set up of each team was great from the beginning which resulted in very high hygiene standards and points. One could see clearly that all chefs worked very systematic and judging would focus mainly on the taste, texture and the combination of the three dishes taste.      

At new Lake Side Spa and Japan Restaurant Location

1,5 hours each team of two chefs had for cooking, 30 minutes were given for mise en place, cutting and cleaning at the production kitchen. The Competition took part in the lasts outlet of Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, the new Lake side SPA which will have also a Japanese top dining Restaurant to open soon.

Remember 20 years ago 1995 Myanmar s Tourism birth

Ko Sein Win introduced the event and highlighted the at World Chefs judging criteria again to the young chefs and on the bell was the competition started. Kandawgyi Palace Chefs looked good as they used a Japan Cuisine technique to control the fat of the Myanmar pork well…. by cooking it with a hand of rice first… the result gave them right, also a great charred Eggplant Salad they did and presented well. A dish I had eaten the first time in my live in 1995 exactly at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel back than myself the Executive Chef there with Andreas Vogt and in all Asia well known and legendary Mr. Juergen D. Voss leading the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel than as the first international standard Hotel and Cuisine in Myanmar – the beginning of modern Tourism to Myanmar, just 20 years ago.   

Than the time was up and very systematic and smooth all dishes were set up at the display table with their Hotel names, Chefs as well dishes name cards stand by,– again one must say absolutely professional arranged and easy to see that the great team around Ma Shwe Mee and Ma Cherry with, Mr Ho team & Chef Michel did a lot of thoughts to details.

The 5 Judges including 2 WACS approved and experienced culinary judges of MCA, a veteran and top specialist of Myanmar Cuisine U Ohn which is the owner of one of the best Myanmar Traditional Cuisine Restaurants in Myanmar and Ma Cherry and Groups Vice Chairman U Taw started the tour of 14 team, 42 dishes taste and texture but also product knowledge. Very hard to say as all chefs did a great job, one was better at the soup another team better at the salad and so many balanced out each other. Important to say no “MSG” Mono Sodium Glutamate was allowed to use as the organizing team stated to right Myanmar has best quality food products – no need for artificial taste enhancer.   

While everyone was busy counting together it became clear that the vast majority of judges had voted one Hotel as top winner and three more as runner up,- where by exact calculations the third award stood vacant as two hotels reached second place with same results.

A great signature dish for all Myanmar,- Acacia Leave Soup based on smoked Catfish

1st Prize and winner went to ” Nay Pyi Taw – Aureum Palace Chefs “

The Winning Menu

-  A great Acacia Leave Soup based on smoked Catfish – excellent full body flavor
–  A very good Marrow Leaves Salad, smooth and very balanced seasoned
–  A Red Pork Curry, very well cooked and at best taste

A 500 $ US bonus, two Gold Medals and the Award Trophy was welcomed by the Chefs
Chef – U Myo Tint  & Chef – U Min Chit Chit

MCA Chefs Michel Mecca and Oliver E Soe Thet handed over two ” German Professional Dick Knife sets ( worth of 400 $ US each ) in the name of Myanmar Chefs Association,- thank you here to Dick Professional Knifes for the sponsorship and support to young chefs of Myanmar.

The two 2nd Prize winner went to

” Popa Mountain Resort ” & ” Aureum Palace Inle Lake “
Chefs – U Mya Sein & U Bo Lin ( Popa )
Chef – U Aung Naing Tun & U Salai Zaw Lwin ( Inle )

Culinary Debriefing by culinary specialist U Ohn…..

U Ohn the specialist in Myanmar Traditional Cuisine gave the important and at WACS – World Chefs required debriefing to all Chefs,- as well hints and tips for future competitions to the young chefs,- for sure all great winner. After the group picture with all chefs, judges and committee – all participating Chefs were invited to one of the fine dining restaurants at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel – Yangon for lunch. 

Needless to say that here once again the Htoo Company of Hotels has jet again in Myanmar Tourism & Hospitality Industry set new standards,- here guiding for quality improvement through encouragement, incentives as culinary competitions for all staff of the group, – with a state of the art organization and set up of the whole competition, – best done without any other equipment provider, – excellent job we must say and future vision ,- hopeful we will see some of the many other Myanmar owned and managed Hotel & restaurant groups taking a look into such staff motivating and educating open eyes events and boost more Myanmar Chefs through culinary competitions and seeing what the other can do and I can learn,,,,,,   

Thank you in the name of all chefs in Myanmar – a true motivator to be a Chef in Myanmar,- to be a chef at a hotel of Htoo Group like Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, Aureum Palace Hotels & Resorts, or Myanmar Treasure Hotels.

A great idea by the chairman — a great success by the team and the Chefs, yours

Oliver E Soe Thet, Chief Judge at the Competition, President Myanmar Chefs Association

Global Board, World Chefs Without Borders , Yangon 11.9.2014

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Pastry Training…..

MCA Info
Fonterra Brands Foodservice, will hold our first ever Pastry Master Class for Myanmar on 24th and 25th of September and the venue will be in the demo kitchen of Premium Distribution. We have invited several pastry chefs from various hotels and bakeries to participate in the 100% hands-on training.

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The pastry training will be conducted by our consultant chef in Singapore who is also the Assistant Director of Shatec Institute and the owner of Centre Ps Patisserie.

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Htoo Trading organizes global WACS standard chef competition

Myanmar Chefs Association invited for global WACS standard judging at Htoo Hotels Group, –  1. Culinary Hotel Group Competition at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Yangon, 11.9.2014                                                  A great idea by the chairman,– a great success by the team and the Chefs,

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Michel Mecca, Executive Chef at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Yangon – Myanmar, gave us a call at end of July. His Chairman of Htoo Hotels Company heard well and good about the great success of the Myanmar Culinary Arts Challenge during Food & Hotel Myanmar in June 2014. Specially about the best arranged culinary competition by the Myanmar Chefs Association members. Inspired by the idea he asked his whole F&B and Hotel operation team of over 14 Hotels & Resorts to create an inter Hotel Chain Culinary Challenge , on Myanmar Traditional Cuisine to highlight, upgrade and maintain the quality of Myanmar Cuisine in all Hotels as well motivate his all chefs to create the Hotel Groups signature dishes. Than to further promote the Myanmar Traditional Cuisine signature dishes to promote the Hotel Group as well the richness of Myanmar Cuisine on a global culinary stage.

We quick came together at the Yangon s Kandawgyi Palace Hotel with Chef Michel and the whole organizing committee with Mrs. Shwe Mee, Ma Cherry, Ko Sein Win , Mr. Ho Kau Fai as F&B Group Director ( a former Shangri – La manager ) and many more.

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Today morning, 11.9.2014 all was in an excellent – culinary world standard quality set up. From all 14 Aureum Resorts, Treasure Hotels and the special feature Hotels each sent 2 chefs , all in great looking corporate chefs uniforms, aprons with the theme of the day and excellent set up cooking stations for a three course Myanmar Traditional Myanmar menu. Pork Curry was the target and a soup and salad had to be created around also in Myanmar cuisine.

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Excellent Cooking Stations – great for future Culinary Events

The cooking stations well to use for an international standard cooking competition, we heard we can use for further food competitions which is already great news for a generation of young chefs in Myanmar where competitions are just becoming very popular and valuable. This makes future big culinary events much more easy to plan in Myanmar.

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Hygiene & Food Safety Standards were very high….

Mainly due to the all Hotels managements, Head Chefs and F&B the set up of each team was great from the beginning which resulted in very high hygiene standards and points. One could see clearly that all chefs worked very systematic and judging would focus mainly on the taste, texture and the combination of the three dishes taste.      

At new Lake Side Spa and Japan Restaurant Location

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1,5 hours each team of two chefs had for cooking, 30 minutes were given for mise en place, cutting and cleaning at the production kitchen. The Competition took part in the lasts outlet of Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, the new Lake side SPA which will have also a Japanese top dining Restaurant to open soon.

Remember 20 years ago 1995 Myanmar’s Tourism birth

Ko Sein Win introduced the event and highlighted the at World Chefs judging criteria again to the young chefs and on the bell was the competition started. Kandawgyi Palace Chefs looked good as they used a Japan Cuisine technique to control the fat of the Myanmar pork well…. by cooking it with a hand of rice first… the result gave them right, also a great charred Eggplant Salad they did and presented well. A dish I had eaten the first time in my live in 1995 exactly at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel back than myself the Executive Chef there with Andreas Vogt and in all Asia well known and legendary Mr. Juergen D. Voss leading the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel than as the first international standard Hotel and Cuisine in Myanmar – the beginning of modern Tourism to Myanmar, just 20 years ago.   

Than the time was up and very systematic and smooth all dishes were set up at the display table with their Hotel names, Chefs as well dishes name cards stand by,– again one must say absolutely professional arranged and easy to see that the great team around Ma Shwe Mee and Ma Cherry with, Mr Ho team & Chef Michel did a lot of thoughts to details.

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Htoo Trading organizes global WACS standard chef competition

Myanmar Chefs Association invited for global WACS standard judging at Htoo Hotels Group, –  1. Culinary Hotel Group Competition at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Yangon, 11.9.2014                                                  A great idea by the chairman,– a great success by the team and the Chefs,

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Michel Mecca, Executive Chef at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Yangon – Myanmar, gave us a call at end of July. His Chairman of Htoo Hotels Company heard well and good about the great success of the Myanmar Culinary Arts Challenge during Food & Hotel Myanmar in June 2014. Specially about the best arranged culinary competition by the Myanmar Chefs Association members. Inspired by the idea he asked his whole F&B and Hotel operation team of over 14 Hotels & Resorts to create an inter Hotel Chain Culinary Challenge , on Myanmar Traditional Cuisine to highlight, upgrade and maintain the quality of Myanmar Cuisine in all Hotels as well motivate his all chefs to create the Hotel Groups signature dishes. Than to further promote the Myanmar Traditional Cuisine signature dishes to promote the Hotel Group as well the richness of Myanmar Cuisine on a global culinary stage.

We quick came together at the Yangon s Kandawgyi Palace Hotel with Chef Michel and the whole organizing committee with Mrs. Shwe Mee, Ma Cherry, Ko Sein Win , Mr. Ho Kau Fai as F&B Group Director ( a former Shangri – La manager ) and many more.

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Today morning, 11.9.2014 all was in an excellent – culinary world standard quality set up. From all 14 Aureum Resorts, Treasure Hotels and the special feature Hotels each sent 2 chefs , all in great looking corporate chefs uniforms, aprons with the theme of the day and excellent set up cooking stations for a three course Myanmar Traditional Myanmar menu. Pork Curry was the target and a soup and salad had to be created around also in Myanmar cuisine.

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Excellent Cooking Stations – great for future Culinary Events

The cooking stations well to use for an international standard cooking competition, we heard we can use for further food competitions which is already great news for a generation of young chefs in Myanmar where competitions are just becoming very popular and valuable. This makes future big culinary events much more easy to plan in Myanmar.

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Hygiene & Food Safety Standards were very high….

Mainly due to the all Hotels managements, Head Chefs and F&B the set up of each team was great from the beginning which resulted in very high hygiene standards and points. One could see clearly that all chefs worked very systematic and judging would focus mainly on the taste, texture and the combination of the three dishes taste.      

At new Lake Side Spa and Japan Restaurant Location

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1,5 hours each team of two chefs had for cooking, 30 minutes were given for mise en place, cutting and cleaning at the production kitchen. The Competition took part in the lasts outlet of Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, the new Lake side SPA which will have also a Japanese top dining Restaurant to open soon.

Remember 20 years ago 1995 Myanmar’s Tourism birth

Ko Sein Win introduced the event and highlighted the at World Chefs judging criteria again to the young chefs and on the bell was the competition started. Kandawgyi Palace Chefs looked good as they used a Japan Cuisine technique to control the fat of the Myanmar pork well…. by cooking it with a hand of rice first… the result gave them right, also a great charred Eggplant Salad they did and presented well. A dish I had eaten the first time in my live in 1995 exactly at Kandawgyi Palace Hotel back than myself the Executive Chef there with Andreas Vogt and in all Asia well known and legendary Mr. Juergen D. Voss leading the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel than as the first international standard Hotel and Cuisine in Myanmar – the beginning of modern Tourism to Myanmar, just 20 years ago.   

Than the time was up and very systematic and smooth all dishes were set up at the display table with their Hotel names, Chefs as well dishes name cards stand by,– again one must say absolutely professional arranged and easy to see that the great team around Ma Shwe Mee and Ma Cherry with, Mr Ho team & Chef Michel did a lot of thoughts to details.

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EVIAN Water and Premium Food Services sponsored season opening dinner at Ngapali 2014

“… EVIAN Waters and Premium Food Services sponsored the 2014 — Ngapali MCA – Rakhine Tourism – Season Opening Dinner
, at Ngapali Beach the pristine Beach Location in South East Asia – Myanmar “/.

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Mr. Jan from Evian – Danone , Mrs Wang Li Jun, Mrs Ei Phyo Khine of Premium Food Service initiated this second year get together
at Ngapali Tourism Destination Hotel & Restaurant community with Myanmar Chefs Association Rakhine…..Second time after last years
gathering in Ngapali ,- we thank all three for all arrangements at near season a great chance to have all important and friendship people
and leading person come together before the great storm of ever growing Tourism numbers arrive in a view days to Ngapali Beach.

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Chef Oliver E Soe Thet and team with Laguna Chef Htwe Min Soe cooked a feast of east meets west, with top culinary products , combined
with over 80 % local ingredients from Rakhine State – season but specially  the best and most fresh seafood of Rakhine State out of the
Bay of Bengale…. // While the service was taken care by Mrs Pun Sue Aung and team.

Grand Menu at Laguna Lodge – ECO Hotel / Beach Front :
– Pizza and Rye Bread with Lemmon Pepper Butter
– Sashimi of Spanish Mackerel
– Cream of Pumpkin with Vintage New Zealand cheese
– Rakhine Potato Salad and – Basil Tomato Salad
– King Sea bass on Puccini White Wine cream, duo of Lentils and Polenta
– Rich Chocolate Mousse on Orange – Chili Banana and Raspberry sauce
– Fruit

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Some more news soon ,  yours

Ngapali Beach Myanmar Chefs Association
Rakhine State – Myanmar
Myanmar Chefs Association, Ngapali  9.9.2014

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