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

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Myanmar, 21st April 2020

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

Paris, 21st of April 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 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 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. 

For more information on Worldchefs Academy, visit or contact [email protected].



The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in hospitality, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through four core focus areas:

Education – Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark Worldchefs Academy online training program, a diverse network of Worldchefs Education Partners and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality; 

Networking – Worldchefs connects culinary professionals around the globe through their online community platform and provides a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events, Worldchefs Village, and the biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules and endorsemetn of key culinary competitions worldwide, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and operates the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarianism & Sustainability – Worldchefs Feed the Planet and World Chefs Without Borders programs relieve food poverty, deliver crisis support, and promote sustainability across the globe.

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