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'Like A Chef' in Ukraine hosts first graduation

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Ukraine, 03rd December 2019

Paris, France · 19 November 2019 · ‘Like A Chef’ in Ukraine  hosts first graduation

Recently, Worldchefs, along with partners Electrolux Food Foundation and AIESEC, extended the ‘Like a Chef’ culinary training to four more countries. This program focuses on sustainable cooking and will equip unemployed people, such as orphans and women, with necessary culinary workplace skills. The trainings launched in Sweden, Poland, Ukraine, and Egypt in October. This December, Ukraine witnessed it’s first Like A Chef graduation in Ukraine. 

Words from Maryna Dronhovska – Project Coordinator of ‘Like A Chef’, Ukraine- regarding 1st graduation of the project

“Last week we had already graduation event of project. In this first wave of project we involved students 13-21 years, who are from orphanages or adopted children. Children’s Affairs Service of Kyiv region supported this project and satisfied a lot. They are looking forward to start next waves of project in next year to involve students. Also 8 social media influencers and 1 media partner showcased project and supported children during lessons to believe in their own power.

I am happy to tell you that we graduated 14 children during this wave! All of them were super enthusiastic and excited each day of project as for them it was opportunity to gain relevant skills, socialize and to feel that someone really care about their future. It’s sad to say, but some of them even didn’t know how to cut vegetables in the first day of project, but in the end on exam all of them looked very confident on kitchen and cooked on very good level. On graduation event some children cried as this project became essential part of life and they were upset that it went to the end.

Instructors in Cookery school by Eugeniy Chernukha also enjoyed the process and said that it was easier to work with children than with adults as they were ready to learn and try new things.

We are grateful for all partners and support that we got during realization of project and can’t wait that we can continue to realize this project next year with bigger outcome and impact!” 


Students of ‘Like A Chef’ program in Ukraine.

Click here to find out more about ‘Like a Chef’. 


The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, 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 these core focus areas:

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

Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

Humanitarian & Sustainability – our 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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