Registration for MCAC2016 extended !

Dear Chefs

Chefs Register Date Extension for MCAC 2016

Due to the great respond and so many chefs registered already we decided that registration

can be done until 15th May 2015 at MCA Office in Yangon 01 501123 or by Fax ..

Time to register to ensure your road to win the culinary way…

Pls see our at today 29.4. registrations running hot and daily more hot for MCAC – Chefs are on and popular    

We have at 29.4.2016 — 241 entries /chefs – classes registerred

Here are several big Hotels with 8 to 16 chefs each are not included jet but on the way..

All Chefs which like still to register can do so until 15th May 2016 , yours

Oliver E Soe Thet

MCAC Organizing Chairman

MCA President , Yangon 29.4.2016

MCA – Chefs unite from Yangon / Ngapali with Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw

MCA on Culinary Arts Road Show through Upper Myanmar 26./27./28.4.2016

Meetings to bring more upcountry Myanmar Chefs to Yangon during the Food Hotel Myanmar were arranged by members of MCA of Yangon – Ngapali and Mandalay as well Nay Pyi Taw .

At the Shwe Inn Gyin Hotel Mandalay all chefs came together to hear the reports and info on rule book for the MCAC by Chef Thu Rein Htun as well MCA Pastry Alliance Chef Aghee. Arrangements were introduced to finance Mandalay chefs to Yangon  sMCAC and have them also compete at the Food Hotel Myanmar 1.6. to 3.6.2016.

At same meeting the 1. Mandalay Culinary Arts Competition for 4.7. & 5.7.2016 was discussed and fully supported by MCA Yangon with knowhow, judging, sponsors and technical arrangements. The New Triumph Hotel sponsors the event which will see 50 to 80 chefs showcase culinary art..

Chef Aung Naing Thu as well for Dinner Chef Kyaw Moe Khaing fine dining at One and Only took best care the Yangon chefs and non stop culinary discussions were the days flow.

In Nay Pyi Taw the Yangn MCA team was welcomed at the NPT Hilton Hotel as sponsor for the meeting with Chef Wayne Third, his top Pastry Chef Anis Mouldi from Tunesia had a great sweet snack buffet.

Chef Romeo of Parkroyal and the whole team of Ole s Emerald Hotel were in, Chef Stanny busy at the Kempinsky called over ..

Also here the chefs were briefed on the MCAC and further more cooperation and exchange of master chefs between Myanmar regions on volunteer base to have more master classes for more Myanmar Chefs also in rural areas.

Nay Pyi Taw same as Mandalay Chefs and MCA members registered for MCAC and Food Hotel Myanmar as a great success. For each upcountry Myanmar Chef the highway bus ticket fare will be covered to ensure as much as possible Chefs can take part and learn, meet culinary colleges.

This year Chefs from Taiwan, South Korea and Thailand registered already a real quality show of and best platform for culinary exchange between young people from Asia s region.

Welcome all chefs and friends to register for MCAC at / 01 501123 /

09 513 8411 / , welcome and see you all in Yangon at Myanmar Event Park from 1.6. to 3.6.2016 wish you all a happy and successful competition , friendship and international network for chefs and culinary specialists, yours

Oliver E Soe Thet

MCAC Chairman

MCA President

National Training & Certification Committee member

Nay Pyi Taw 28.4.2016

MCAC 2016 First 132 Chef entries registered

MCAC 2016 First 132 Chef entries registered  with quick moving daily registrations at MCA Office

– 120 Hot Cooking

–   13 Pastry Chefs

MCA Breaking NEWS

Ma Kay Khaing at MCA Office is doing a good job with MCA secretary Ma Khet Khet and daily individual Chef s from mostly not known, smaller Hotel s & Restaurants come to Boe Moe Street 30 – 5th Fl, A/B Miyanigone – 01 501123…

This is record time and speed for the 3rd MCAC 2016 – remaining chefs better join in quickly to grant a space  join the Culinary  Competition our already to 10 hot kitchen near doubled MCAC Culinary Arena thanks to BES-Allworld team and all sponsors.

NEWS: The Fonterra Pastry Cup 2016 for pastry teams of two at a 3 hours pastry battle is back and Ko Zaw granted  the following as sponsor for each team to train with best Fonterra Diary Products as:

                Anchor Unsalted 227g 6 packs,-  Anchor Cream Cheese 2 kg,- Anchor Whipping cream 2 ltr,- Anchor Hi Melt Cheddar 1 pc

            In three hours bake: A Cake, A Pastry, A Soft Bread all with at least 50 % Anchor cream cheese, inclusive a daily packing easy and

            appealing for sales. All must be edible. For Myanmar Citizen only, employed & living in Myanmar, NO master pastry Chefs – Instructors.

            By at least 80% of points: 1. prize 1500 $ US, 2. prize 1000 $ US, 3. prize 500 $ US….Theme “ Find new innovative Pastry Products “

In detail we have registered up to now:

1 partic.- Class 1 Dress the cake Live

1 partic.- Class 2 Wedding Cake Show piece

2 partic.- Class 3A Plated Dessert

2 teams,- Class 3C Fonterra Cup ( 4 Pastry Chefs )

4 partic.- Class 3D Dolcello

1 partic.- Class 4  Fruit Carving

13 partic.- Class 6 Pasta main course

21 partic.- Class 7 Poultry Myanmar Flavor main course

13 partic.- Class 8 Tabasco Seafood main course

20 partic.- Class 9 MLA Beef main course

  2 partic.- Class 10 Ethnic Cuisine main course

  4 partic.- Class 11 Vegetarian Cuisine main course

13 partic.- Class 12 MLA Lamb main course

  7 partic.- Class 13 Dutch Veal main course

19 partic.- Class 14 Snorre Salmon Main course

4 teams  .- Class 15 MCAC Business Lunch ( Salmon / Dutch Veal ) ( 8 Chefs )

Chefs We need to start working more for pastry participants at:

– Class 5    Ice Carving Live

– Class 4    Fruit Carving Live

– Class 3B  Myanmar Plated Dessert

– Class 3A  Plated Dessert

– Class 2B  Bread Show Piece

– Class 2A  Modern Wedding Cake

– Class 1    Dress the Cake

We have International Team members in from

– Thailand

– South Korea

We will get further in team from Taiwan

Missing still are the registrations from all big Hotels which plan in the 10 to 15 participants each

Than the Blind School with 6 to 10 chicken Myanmar participants

Than the Deaf with 12 to 14 participants……

From Upcountry registrations will come from:

– Ngapali

– Bagan

– Nay Pyi Taw

– Inle Lake

– Mandalay

The Chefs contacted us already and need to be quick taken to registration papers … the next two days …

U Aung Naing Thu, Thu Rein Htun, Aghee, Shwe Moe Tha, Zin Maw Win, Chef Brice

Just as half time info thanks for all hard work it runs all very well , yours from Mandalay Chefs best Hospitality

thanks Aung Naing Thu and Kyaw Moe Khaing…

Oliver E Soe Thet

Mandalay MCA 28.4.2016

Free Training for winning a Competition

Senior Chef & Culinary Lecturer Chef Moe Moe Khaing , with many competition medals won and awards achieved at international stage will conduct a Competition training and power point at Star Resources school for young and junior chefs this coming Saturday 28.4.2016  — 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

BB P1090793

Pls feel free and contact Chef Moe Moe direct and pass this message to all your friends and chefs

09 509 5951 or

Have you registered online

for the Food Hotel Myanmar 2016 1.6. to 3.6.2016 at Myanmar Event Park , register and get free entry .. or at Boe Moe Street 30, 5th fl, A/B MCA Office – 01 501123

With best greetings get the best training to win the Myanmar Culinary Arts Competition 2016

Oliver E Soe Thet

MCA Yangon / Rakhine 26.4.2016

MCA Chefs graduate at CVT the only Dual Vocational Training center in Myanmar

One of the very first attendance of the new Yangon State Prime Minister, U Pyo Min Thein, handed over the first certificates of CVT graduates. At the historical Strand Hotel over 500 people in attendance from Industries, students, lectures and parents.

Today we saw Myanmar young chefs graduate from CVT, Center for Vocational Training in Myanmar as MCA members after a three years next to their job weekly vocational school practical ( by lecturer Daw Ni Ni Aye Nyo ) and theory. Specially the second part the theory comes mostly to short at vocational training in Myanmar with just having a year plus the first and still very view 1 to 3 vocational training standards and schools for the hospitality industry and young Myanmar. So the future and professionalism in job education looks still grim in Myanmar.

Vice President Mr Stefan held the opening speech,—not without a good highlight to the founder the late Max Owey …..

MCA Chefs – members went through all the past three years weekly training and school next to the daily job at Hotels & Restaurants

– Naing Tun Aung

– Hein Nay Kyaw

– Mg Zarni Way

– Phyu Aung Zaw Htun

CVT trains for Commercial Assistant, Cabinet Maker, Electrician, Hotel & Gastronomy Assistant, Metal Worker and education for the youth.

In remembrance to Mr Max Owey the founder of CVT over 15 years ago, set that long time ago already an international standard, – where others just now come in as they believe young Myanmar during the past 20 years were not able to be trained – the EU even thought in the old days that the best was that education and vocational training should be sanctioned and boycotted ..

We welcomed the former CVT President Mr Kari,- at present working on a self financing live Hotel & Restaurant school in Hpa An, south Myanmar to establish a vocational training center there for the young people of a most remote and rural area. The concept is done and soon the building starts.

A system which is in Asia known from SHATEC Singapore, live Hotel and live restaurant and Kitchen ….. a system well to transfer to several rural area running and potential Tourism Destinations … MCA and we support Mr Kari and will be of help once the school starts.  

Good these days are over and more and more institutes come up , CVT soon will enter into a new own building with sure more and higher quality trainings in dual system to the existing Jobs a  win win for the young people here which can not afford a three years education without pay or even cost.

To the above MCA chefs members all the best we are proud as chefs that you choose a smart way to upgrade your knowledge and follow an international best standard,—sure your future is bright and positive regardless of a countries situation or place you are, it is what you learnt and carry for live which makes you the best among many competitors , all the best until soon .

Oliver E Soe Thet

President Myanmar Chefs Association

Yangon 2.4.2016

Congratulations to Chef Willment

Good morning Asia

I would like to share some great news with everyone, Chef Willment Leong the Singaporean chef who has made Thailand his home, is currently in the USA and was honoured at the University of Johnson and Wales as recognition for his contribution to the world of chefs and the tireless work he has done for those in need through WorldChefs Without Borders  and his own determination.

Willment, over the past 6 years through the Thai Culinary Academy has trained 210 Nation team members for various events including the World Cup, IKA, FHA, FHM and many more events, the school he open to all, nearly every Sunday for those wanting to enhance their own skills with tuition for volunteers.

I am sure all the people who are based here in Asia know the work and determination Willment goes about putting projects and also his passion for wanting to help others. He is a credit to Asia and also his troops from WCWB.

It is indeed great news when someone received the recognition they deserve and especially for a country that is nowhere near the region that Willment work in.
Please view the photos as he is in the company of Paul Bocuse, Bill Gallagher, Joel Robechon and Martin Yan plus many more.

Willment, CONGRATULATIONS – Asia and WorldChefs are very proud of you.

Safe travels home

Kind regards

Rick Stephen Dr. HON. Bus Adm Youngsan University
Continental Director Asia
World Association of Chefs Societies

Celebration at Ngapali Beach

Battle of the Chefs PENANG

Hi Myanmar Chefs & Friends

Pls see the —  Greeting from Penang Chefs Association, Malaysia

It has come again in 2016 – the Asia Food Festival and the Battle of the Chefs 2016.

The Events will be held on 18th – 20th for battle of the Chefs & 19th – 21st for Asia Food Festival 2016


With MCA to Penang & Little Burma

MCA will be present and we will have a package for Chefs interested to compete in Penang 2016

Air Asia has a special promotion where the Flight Ticket one way is less than 65 $ US only all inclusive.

MCA sponsor: Visa fees – Rooms on twin or triple share is paid by MCA

Departure Yangon on 16.8.2016 ( 10:00 am )

Arrival back Yangon on 23.8.2016 ( 11:30 am )

Interested Chefs need to register until 31.3.2016

As attach the Battle of the Chefs Competition rule book for your planning. i hope that you can send a team to join us.

the competition can be register from 31st March onwards on

All Registrations only through or thurein61<>;

Best Culinary Regards

Oliver E Soe Thet

President Myanmar Chefs Association

National Training & Certification Committee member, Myanmar,—Yangon 15.3.2016 

MCAC 2016 Classes

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NEW JOB Myanmar Executive Chef in Yangon

A 4 star Hotel in Yangon is looking for Myanmar Executive Chef , if you are a good candidate.
Interested chefs send your contact & CV to

Executive Chef responsibilities and requirements:-
Proven working experience as Executive Chef
Excellent record of kitchen management
Ability to spot and resolve problems efficiently
Capable of delegating multiple tasks
Communication skills
Management and leadership skills
Take Responsibility for all food preparation and handling methods, as well as food cost and profit
Keep up with cooking trends and best practices
Develop and implement menus and meal plans that fit the facility, restaurant, or kitchen needs and goals on a daily basis
Direct and supervise kitchen operations and designated back of the house staff
Train all related kitchen staffs
Work well as part of a team and contribute to a positive work environment
Maintain a well-stocked inventory, and exercise wise cost control
Engage with peers, colleagues and patrons in a manner that invites interaction and feedback
Assist with long-term action plans as they relate to cuisine and overall culinary experience
Monitor hygiene and sanitation within kitchen and food-prep environments
Development of food cost and quality control procedures. To ensure that these control procedures are carried out consistently
Good in costing and pricing of menus and other food services having taken into consideration the profit margins lined out in the hotel budgets
Familiar with H.A.C.C.P and other municipality’s procedure and requirement, to carries out proper training and control of H.A.C.C.P procedures


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