THE Myanmar Chef Association (MCA) has been training deaf chefs who have now become professional chefs in international standard hotels like Novotel and others. MCA has already produced 25 chefs between the age of 20 and 35, all of whom are from Marry Chapman’s School for the Deaf and the Dumb.
This is the fourth course made for the deaf. The courses are jointly conducted by MCA and My Red Elefent of Italy. A new course is planned to open soon. “As they are deaf, they can concentrate more on the lessons, which makes them faster at catching up. We will continue to teach the educated deaf other vocational skills,” said Mr. Maurizico from My Red Elephant, who is in charge of the chef training.
International cuisines such as Thai, Chinese, Korean, European, and Italian are included in the curriculum.
Soe Win (SP)