MCA Chef join Global Culinary Educational Events in Singapore 24.6.2015

On the invitation of At Sunrice Global Culinary Academy in Singapore through Ma Sandi Htun

to Myanmar Chefs Association, a cooperation and best friendship which goes many years back.

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The young chefs of MCA were fortunate to join the annual graduation ceremony of this within top ten culinary schools world wide at the Sentosa World on 24.6.2015. Learning about the different culinary courses and modules which are at offer to become a top expert in culinary field , Asian as well Western style…Pastry and management.

The young MCA Chefs took part in the grand ceremony, 1300 graduates the  school had this year. – three master classes we attended the most interesting by US TV Star Chef Martin Yan, – which talked about his

over 3600 TV shows and what can happen and more how to solve it professionally.

Chef Moe Moe Khaing & US TV Star Chef Martin Yan,

Chef Moe Moe Khaing was,  very proud to be at the lecturer next to TV star Chef Martin Yan, interesting were also the Global Job experts for top culinary positions and many knowledge was gathered there for all Myanmar Chefs , Myanmar Pastry Chef Horaze now SATS, – a year ago was the most outstanding Pastry Student at At Sunrice, not surprising with an Engineering degree from Australia ahead of pastry. He joined us the day. Chef Horace brought the Myanmar Signature Dish ” Potato Pudding ” into the Singapore Airline Business Class and so thousand s of time Myanmar Cuisine daily to the world of guests.

At the late afternoon the Myanmar Chefs team visited the next door Universal Studios and high quality Singapore culinary entertainment.

MCA Chefs at German ” Dick Professional Knifes ” – Mrs Veronica welcomed the team at her wonderful shop and small paradise for chefs and pastry chefs. Quick all MCA chefs found tools and utensils for the home kitchens back in Yangon – un able to get there. Mrs Veronica of Dick Knifes Singapore was so kind and gave great professional discounts and a present each to the Myanmar Chefs.

A very big thank you to Mrs Veronica as she together with Young Chefs President Than Naing Tun arranges since years the ” Dick Professional Knifes ” donations to Myanmar chefs through Singapore to Myanmar, where MCA is since able to honor outstanding Myanmar young Chefs with professional German Dick Chefs knife sets. This is and was always outstanding jobs for the Chefs in Myanmar , ” Thank you Veronica “…. so she topped the day for the MCA Chefs with a great lunch at a new Australian Bistro style restaurant,- open kitchen top but different plating s — again a whole day full of culinary education and new things to see …. Thank you also to ” German Dick Professional Knifes “.

Next we followed the invitation to At Sunrice Culinary School campus next day, more here tomorrow , yours      Oliver E Soe Thet, President Myanmar Chefs Association, Singapore 24.6.2015

MCA Young Chefs at Global Culinary Platform – 16 Nations Challenge 2015

In Singapore – Next to culinary powerhouses as Canada, USA, Czech Republic, Singapore and Hong Kong, the young Myanmar Chefs and only Female Chef team ” Moe Moe Khaing & Zin Myo Nwe ” representing Myanmar at this high decorated and biggest ever culinary team challenge in Singapore and Asia. 

–   Chef Moe Moe Khaing many award winning Chef and MCA fine dining lecturer

–   Chef Zin Myo Nwe Chef the Party Le Planteur and FHA medal winner 2014

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20.6. to 26.6.2015, MCA followed the invitation of Angliss and Singapore Chefs Association to this with 16 culinary top international team biggest ever culinary challenge,- for us and the Myanmar young Chefs  to see, learn and grow, pass the experience to the next generation of Myanmar Cteam hefs.

MCA Secretary Daw Khin Khet Khet Khaing and Chef Moe Moe Khaing Husband send the MCA team off at Yangon Airport Team Leader Oliver E Soe Thet and assistant chef Kyaw Kyaw in the team.

At Singapore the MCA team was welcome by Daw Sandi Htun our best supporter in Singapore from AtSunrice, one of the 10 best Culinary Institutes world wide straight to the Marina Mandarin as host Hotel for the chef teams.  MCA Junior Vice Chairman and MCA Young Chefs co founder Chef Than Naing Tun arrived from SATS duty arrived in time for the 18:00 pm Competition briefing and cocktail reception. Chef Zin Myo Nwe took to the lucky draw for the kitchen slot and best drew No 14 = second round cooking on 22.6.2015 a bit an advantage  as the team can see the others trend and performance, no need to make the mistakes of others which watching them.

The Competition Judged by global top judges as Otto Weibel, Rick Stephens, Ruedi Mueller and Edmund Toe.

First and best treat than at the cocktail reception where Marina Mandarin Executive Chef Tony Khoo and Chef Tuck Wai team put together a highest standard snack buffet implementing many new dishes of Tony s latest cook book ” Heritage Cook Book Singapore ” as the reinvention of ” Chili Crab ” , slow cooked beef, Foie Gras and Duck Rilet, Oyster Mousse in its shell with Russian Caviar. Topped by best chocolate sweets and Palm Sugar Ice Granite all in Traditional settings of highest Quality.

The 21.6. will have an educational Tour to the culinary places of Singapore, at afternoon as a side event a World Chefs Without Borders global board meeting will take part on the charity fund raising s for Vanuatu and Nepal, as well SOP fine tune and global communication of such specially for disaster preparedness and rapid assessment  knowledge for highest transparency.

22.6. the Competition day all day at Marina Mandarin, over 1000 guests are invited to see these biggest ever culinary team challenge.

24.6. and 25.6. MCA Chefs follow the invitations of AtSunrice Culinary Academy for their graduation ceremony at Sentosa , followed by an hospitality interaction event at the School it self, which gives the Myanmar Chefs next to an inside talk and meeting with global player of the Hospitality Industry as well have a tour through the AtSunrice ” State of the Art ” culinary school and all different specialized culinary classes as chocolate class, wine class, coffee class and so on. A very big Thank you here to At Sunrice founder and Myanmar Mrs Kwan Lui and for all arrangements and caring by Daw Sandi Htun.

Sandy and Chef Than Naing Tun really made great differences and open ways for the Myanmar Chefs team in Singapore.

Meeting with most outstanding AtSunrice pastry art student Horace from Myanmar and SATS Pastry Chef Eric Wong we try to buy already some Pastry equipment at ” Planet Kitchen ” for the new MCA Pastry Lab in Yangon. Owner – Mrs Veronica since years a great supporter to MCA and Myanmar Chefs.

All in all a round and all over culinary adventure and educational MCA Chefs visit to Singapore , the culinary power house in Asia, next to the ” Angliss Culinary Challenge 2015 ” .

Thank you to all which made this happening for the young Myanmar Chefs, as Chef Willment , Tony Khoo, H.E. Mr Robert Chua – Singapore Ambassador in Myanmar, the Restaurants in Yangon which gave time free for the Chefs to join this culinary mission.

Looking forward for more and new challenges to Myanmar young Chefs in near and far future as we have invitations again to ( young Chefs to register at MCA Office 01 501123 )  :

– Thailand    01. to  6.09.2015

– Malaysia   18.9. to 2.10.2015

– Cambodia  06. to 10.10.2015

– Germany Culinary Olympics 20. to 26.10.2016

Always keep it Hot and Allways keep it Cooking , yours

Oliver E Soe Thet

President Myanmar Chefs Association

National Training & Certification Committee member Myanmar

Global Board member, World Chefs Without Borders

Singapore 21 6.2015

MCA – Oliver ask Chefs Which of the 8 Food items can you cook perfect

Dear Chef s

We are looking into an ASEAN Culinary Promotion

Pls take a look and let me know which of these food items you are able to

cook perfect …., best taste and where did you cook it already ???

Can you cook all dishes for 7 person in 2 hours ????

AEC Chefs Challenge 2015

Pls send me an urgent E mail If you feel you are the one Chef or you know the

one chef which could do so….

Oliver E Soe Thet

President Myanmar Chefs Association

National Training & Certification Committee member, Myanmar

Global Board member, World Chefs Without Borders

Singapore 24.6.2015

Myanmar Culinary Arts Competition 2016 Registration

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Dear chefs and friends,

soon we will open the registration process for the 3rd annual Myanmar Culinary Arts Competition, which will be held in Yangon as of early June 2016.

In order to make things faster, easier and more efficient we will introduce an electronic registration process, which will be easily accessible from our website via a link on the home page or directly via: www.myanmarchefs.com/mcac2016/mcac2016registration.php

The target date for the launch of the electronic registration process is the 1st August 2015.

We will also provide a link to down load the rulebook as well as the option of pre-ordering MCAC 2016 branded chef jackets.

Alternatively you can pre-order your MCAC2016 branded chef jacket directly via: www.myanmarchefs.com/mcac2016/jacketres.php

Please check our website, facebook, twitter or wordpress site for updates and implementation of the online registration process (neither of the above links is yet active, we will announce as soon as the registration process begins)

MCA Young Chefs at Global Culinary Platform – 16 Nations Challenge 2015

In Singapore – Next to culinary powerhouses as Canada, USA, Czech Republic, Singapore and Hong Kong, the young Myanmar Chefs and only Female Chef team ” Moe Moe Khaing & Zin Myo Nwe ” representing Myanmar at this high decorated and biggest ever culinary team challenge in Singapore and Asia.

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– Chef Moe Moe Khaing many award winning Chef and MCA fine dining lecturer

– Chef Zin Myo Nwe Chef the Party Le Planteur and FHA medal winner 2014

20.6. to 26.6.2015, MCA followed the invitation of Angliss and Singapore Chefs Association to this with 16 culinary top international team biggest ever culinary challenge,- for us and the Myanmar young Chefs to see, learn and grow, pass the experience to the next generation of Myanmar Cteam hefs.

MCA Secretary Daw Khin Khet Khet Khaing and Chef Moe Moe Khaing Husband send the MCA team off at Yangon Airport Team Leader Oliver E Soe Thet and assistant chef Kyaw Kyaw in the team.

At Singapore the MCA team was welcome by Daw Sandi Htun our best supporter in Singapore from AtSunrice, one of the 10 best Culinary Institutes world wide straight to the Marina Mandarin as host Hotel for the chef teams. MCA Junior Vice Chairman and MCA Young Chefs co founder Chef Than Naing Tun arrived from SATS duty arrived in time for the 18:00 pm Competition briefing and cocktail reception. Chef Zin Myo Nwe took to the lucky draw for the kitchen slot and best drew No 14 = second round cooking on 22.6.2015 a bit an advantage as the team can see the others trend and performance, no need to make the mistakes of others which watching them.

The Competition Judged by global top judges as Otto Weibel, Rick Stephens, Ruedi Mueller and Edmund Toe.

First and best treat than at the cocktail reception where Marina Mandarin Executive Chef Tony Khoo and Chef Tuck Wai team put together a highest standard snack buffet implementing many new dishes of Tony s latest cook book ” Heritage Cook Book Singapore ” as the reinvention of ” Chili Crab ” , slow cooked beef, Foie Gras and Duck Rilet, Oyster Mousse in its shell with Russian Caviar. Topped by best chocolate sweets and Palm Sugar Ice Granite all in Traditional settings of highest Quality.

The 21.6. will have an educational Tour to the culinary places of Singapore, at afternoon as a side event a World Chefs Without Borders global board meeting will take part on the charity fund raising s for Vanuatu and Nepal, as well SOP fine tune and global communication of such specially for disaster preparedness and rapid assessment knowledge for highest transparency.

22.6. the Competition day all day at Marina Mandarin, over 1000 guests are invited to see these biggest ever culinary team challenge.

24.6. and 25.6. MCA Chefs follow the invitations of AtSunrice Culinary Academy for their graduation ceremony at Sentosa , followed by an hospitality interaction event at the School it self, which gives the Myanmar Chefs next to an inside talk and meeting with global player of the Hospitality Industry as well have a tour through the AtSunrice ” State of the Art ” culinary school and all different specialized culinary classes as chocolate class, wine class, coffee class and so on. A very big Thank you here to At Sunrice founder and Myanmar Mrs Kwan Lui and for all arrangements and caring by Daw Sandi Htun.

Sandy and Chef Than Naing Tun really made great differences and open ways for the Myanmar Chefs team in Singapore.

Meeting with most outstanding AtSunrice pastry art student Horace from Myanmar and SATS Pastry Chef Eric Wong we try to buy already some Pastry equipment at ” Planet Kitchen ” for the new MCA Pastry Lab in Yangon. Owner – Mrs Veronica since years a great supporter to MCA and Myanmar Chefs.

All in all a round and all over culinary adventure and educational MCA Chefs visit to Singapore , the culinary power house in Asia, next to the ” Angliss Culinary Challenge 2015 ” .

Thank you to all which made this happening for the young Myanmar Chefs, as Chef Willment , Tony Khoo, H.E. Mr Robert Chua – Singapore Ambassador in Myanmar, the Restaurants in Yangon which gave time free for the Chefs to join this culinary mission.

Looking forward for more and new challenges to Myanmar young Chefs in near and far future as we have invitations again to ( young Chefs to register at MCA Office 01 501123 ) :

– Thailand 01. to 6.09.2015

– Malaysia 18.9. to 2.10.2015

– Cambodia 06. to 10.10.2015

– Germany Culinary Olympics 20. to 26.10.2016

Always keep it Hot and Allways keep it Cooking , yours

Oliver E Soe Thet

President Myanmar Chefs Association

National Training & Certification Committee member Myanmar

Global Board member, World Chefs Without Borders

Singapore 21 6.2015

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Dear Chefs & Pastry Chefs
See the attached TOP Training program pls forward to your boss , HR and Head Chef and evaluate also if more staff of other
departments in your Hotel & restaurant fit into the program as Trainer …..

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Many greetings as info and try to enroll as much as possible , yours

Oliver E Soe Thet
President Myanmar Chefs Association,
National Certification & Training Committee member, Myanmar
Global Board member World Chefs Without Borders
Yangon, 19.6.2015

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Max Myanmar Group Supports Protection of Myanmar’s Costal Tourism Beaches and Anti-Sand Mining Campaign in Ngapali Beach

Yangon, 19th June: Max Myanmar Group has always been supporting the protection and preservation of our environment and committed to contribute to the sustainable hotel and tourism development in Myanmar. We are well aware of the importance of the need for Myanmar’s costal tourism potential and the negative consequences of developmental intervention particularly sand mining on beaches.

Max Myanmar Group will collaborate with all relevant stakeholders and the responsible bodies of the Government to ensure the sustainable development of tourism industry at the Myanmar famous beaches areas with particularly focus on Ngapali Beach where Max Group has been accused with sand mining in 2012 which in reality was construction activity for a foundation and not sand mining. Nevertheless, sine then Max Group had stopped every foundation earth work activities with potential misunderstanding to sand mining.

Recently, Max Myanmar Group has joined the Alliance against Sand Mining at Ngapali and Myanmar Beaches. And Max Group had strongly condemned the sand digging in the beach front areas and surrounding of Nagpali beach which will have severe negative impact on the eco-environment.

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Master Class on WACS Pastry Competition, MCA Educational

by SATS Pastry & WACS Judge, Chef Eric Wong

Myanmar Pastry Chefs & Chefs, at Rose Garden Hotel, Yangon 6th June 2015

On the arrangements by Young Myanmar Chefs co founder, Chef Than Naing Tun, Sous Chef at SATS,— MCA could arrange with the best support of the Rose Garden Hotel Yangon, the very first ” Master Class in WACS Pastry Competition ” on 6th June 2015.

Great thanks to SATS Pastry Chef Eric Wong which had put together all his knowledge, pictures and experience from WACS Pastry Challenges all over the world and specially from Paris, Lyon and Erfurt, to transfer his knowledge to the young Myanmar Pastry Chefs and MCA Pastry Alliance.

Chef Eric started from scratch, preparing for a competition when planning a display to think about the local conditions of humidity, temperatures etc etc where an event will be, transportation and all other handicaps which can come easy into a way.

Followed by design, colors, height and width – all rules and regulation according to WACS rules and regulations. He gave an insight on chocolate and sugar work and other materials, but also Ice Carving and other Culinary Arts, trends and directions of modern Pastry Challenges within WACS globally.

As a great gift and very valuable tool to work with, Chef Eric supported the future Pastry Chef trainings in Myanmar with the present of a DVD which carries hundreds of WACS Pastry Winning works from all over the world,- a real good tool to set standards and set a level for all Myanmar Pastry Chefs which like to enter into the national and international arena of Culinary Pastry Art. Thank you very much Chef Eric for this generous present of all your experience and travels.

Learning lessons from MCA past international participation of Myanmar Pastry Chefs,– Myanmar Chefs Association will sponsor and install a ” MCA Pastry Training Lab “.

Where we will set up a pastry training center in central Yangon, where all equipment which usually a Myanmar Pastry Chef does not or not jet have will be provided by MCA for free use to any MCA member at any time. Looking here specially into:

” The MCA Pastry Training Lab “

– Chocolate Work

– Sugar Pulling and Blowing

– Pastry Paint Work

– Special Effects as Nitrogen Ice Cream or Pralines

– Carving Training

All is possible through the great funding of the ” Tony Khoo & Friends is back in Town “, charity Dinner on 2.6.2015 which saw 120 guests at a 7 course Gala Dinner round 8000 $ US funds ( accounts are public soon ). Than the Auction of Chef Tony Khoo s latest Book ” The Heritage Cuisine of Singapore “. The 20 books alone brought 1840 $ US through the great auction by Chef Alan Palmer – UK. With Chefs as Otto Weibel – Swiss, Markus Dybwad – Norway & Snorre, Lee & Shanli Ong from KL, Jamnong – Thailand, Andreas – Kenya, Eric Wong – SATS Singapore, Ricardo – Mexico, Pedro – Spain, Benjamin France, Jan – Germany, Herman Feigl – Austria, Surunga – Sri Lanka and all Young – Myanmar Chefs Association Chefs & many more Hands.. as near 8000 to 10.000 $ US fund for culinary trainings to young Myanmar.

We have enough funds now to the 3rd Pastry Training Center for the young women in prison, Yangon. A one year full time hired Pastry Chef in charge & the here ” MCA Pastry Lab “.

With all the good development we are looking into an exciting near future for Myanmar Young Pastry Chefs. Having Education and Vocational training at first to bring all understanding for an international standard level to the young generation of Myanmar Culinary Arts & Pastry.

In future we will invite more international pastry chefs for hands on and special subject related trainings, here at front chocolate and sugar work.

With the open and artistic minds and ideas of the young Myanmar pastry Chefs it is only a matter of learning the skills from best professional, training and getting experience to enter successful the international culinary pastry platform as the MCA Chefs already started.

Special Thank You to Owner as well GM of Rose Garden Hotel Yangon Mr. Alexander Scheible, as well Rose Garden Executive Chef Myo Min Soe for the all to MCA Chefs sponsored arrangements of the meeting room, technical support and a great coffee break buffet with delicious snack,- sweet and savoir. Their contribution made the whole training and master class best rounded up and a great success.

Thank you, SATS Pastry Chef Eric Wong for the great training, friendship and support to the growing , still young pastry chefs of Myanmar, Chef Eric to come to Myanmar, even with the busy Sea Games in front, here also much thanks, yours

Oliver E Soe Thet

President Myanmar Chefs Association

National Training & Certification Committee – Myanmar

Global Board member, World Chefs Without Borders

Yangon, 8.6.2015

Students at Rangoon School for Blind Double National Matriculation Average

By TIN HTET PAING / THE IRRAWADDY| Wednesday, June 10, 2015 |

Two students practice a math exercise at the Kawechan School for the Blind in Rangoon. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)

Two students practice a math exercise at the Kawechan School for the Blind in Rangoon. (Photo: Tin Htet Paing / The Irrawaddy)

RANGOON — Nine out of 13 students from the Kawechan School for the Blind in Rangoon who sat this year’s matriculation examination have passed, a rate nearly double the national average.

They surpassed their peers in Burma’s standard education system—who last week posted a 37.6 percent matriculation rate—despite the unique challenges of learning with a visual impairment.

Blind students have to learn many of their lessons by listening to audio files that their instructors have recorded for them.

“Subjects that can be learned by heart are not a problem for them. Lessons are given to them in Braille and they can learn anytime. Teachers record the lessons [and save the audio files and] give them on memory sticks, and they can learn by themselves,” said Zeena Don, headmistress of the Kawechan School for the Blind.

Blind students take the exam with the assistance of 10th grade pupils, who are one academic year their junior. The 10th grade students read out the questions and also write down the answers provided by the test takers on their behalf. Although the blind students are given an extra 30 minutes, there are still sometimes problems because juniors can find it difficult to clearly understand their answers in some cases, the headmistress told The Irrawaddy.

“We call it writing on behalf. … The children [assisting students] can read and write English words, but when it comes to math, signs become a problem,” the headmistress told The Irrawaddy.

Maw Shae, who passed the exam with distinction in English, said he would like to apply for entrance to the University of Computer Studies in Rangoon and eventually work as a Foley artist upon graduation.

“I’d like to continue pursuing my interest in audio while attending the University of Computer Studies. I am interested in sound design and love crafting background sounds,” Maw Shae told The Irrawaddy.

Na Kha Ti, a fellow blind student who has also matriculated, told The Irrawaddy that she would like to specialize in history and dreams of one day becoming a radio presenter.

The graduates have proven their academic bona fides, but they are also fortunate: A government survey found that 50 percent of all people with disabilities in Burma had never attended school, largely because they were denied entrance at mainstream public schools. The high school graduation rate for people with disabilities was just 2 percent, according to the government findings.

Students from the Kawechan School for the Blind are provided with schooling from 1st grade to 9th grade at a standard Basic Education Middle School under an inclusive education program. After that, they are taught by instructors at the Kawechan School for the Blind and volunteer teachers. Students sit the matriculation exam at Basic Education High School No. 2 Insein.

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