An eye-opening experience

“I’m a husband and a father of two young children. My dream has always been to set up my own catering company – one that offers the best service to my customers. Now that I have Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts from HCSA Academy, I really hope to move on and complete my Diploma if I’m given the chance to do so.

When I first heard about the Academy’s culinary course during a talk in prison, I thought it seemed interesting and also used a framework that was simple for me to understand. So I approached Ma’am Norie (Administrator) to sign up.

Beyond learning different cooking methods and how to prepare mise en place before cooking, I personally enjoyed the topic on hygiene and safety as I saw how important it was in the kitchen – as important as the cooking techniques themselves. The course really prepared me for what to expect in the real F&B working world and how to allocate my time when working in a kitchen. We got to serve real customers and apply our best culinary skills to each order during the on-the-job training, which was an eye-opening experience for me!

I’m really thankful to the Academy for giving me the best experience and knowledge that I could get from the course – even more than what I had expected. I would say that this is a very good stepping stone for anyone who wants to become a cook or even chef. All you need to do is turn up and do your best, and you’ll never know how much knowledge you could get!”

Testimony by Fadhil, Graduate of HCSA Academy



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