Bangkok, 3 October 2022 – For the first time ever in Thailand, a group of industry bodies representing Australian red meat, dairy, seafood, horticulture and wine have banded together to help educate students at the MSC Culinary School in Bangkok about all the amazing possibilities they can explore with quality, fresh Australian products.
This unique sponsorship, taking part from September – October 2022, will enable the student chefs to get a better understanding of, and hands-on experience with, some of the best food and wine products from Australia. It has all been made possible by the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) Program which was created to expand trade in the Australian agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors into emerging and high-growth potential export markets worldwide.
Australia’s pristine environment, clean air, and vast open spaces, combined with rigid and uncompromising standards when it comes to farming, agriculture, fishing, and health safety controls make the country’s products not only consistently high in quality but also some of the most envied and in demand worldwide. Thai consumers are increasingly paying more attention to the importance of a healthy diet and view Australia as a reliable and reputable supplier of clean, nutritious, and flavourful products.
MSC Culinary School was established in collaboration with Minor International Pcl (‘MINT’) and S&P Syndicate Pcl (‘S&P’), all of whom have impeccable experience and reputations in the Thailand food service industry.
The school is focused on training the next generation of chefs in Thailand, maintaining the highest standards when it comes to Thai cuisine while also supporting the Thai Government’s mission to bring only the best Thai food to the world. The school operates in line with the National Skills Testing Center, Ministry of Labor / National Institute of Professional Qualifications.
Approximately 40 students are currently studying at the school undertaking the following courses – Thai Professional Cookery Grand Diploma, Thai Professional Cookery Certificate I, Thai Professional Cookery Certificate II, Thai Professional Cookery Certificate III, 10 Days Intensive Course and 15 Days Exclusive Entrepreneur.
With a curriculum that includes teaching theoretical and practical cookery skills in a state-of-the-art environment, aspiring chefs can be assured they are getting the best possible start in the industry.
This unique sponsorship and collaboration will not only benefit the chefs involved, but also Thai consumers who will one day be dining on the delectable dishes these chefs will be creating in kitchens across the nation, and no doubt, fresh Australian products will find their way onto their menus.
To make this experience even more unforgettable, the student chefs and their instructors will be cooking a showcase of dishes at a VIP Australian Food & Wine event on 1 November 2022, in Bangkok, which will be attended by a select group of leading food industry professionals, Thailand and Australian Government officials, importers, and distributors.
The bond between Thailand and Australia has never been stronger, and with so much Australian food and wine increasingly finding its way onto the tables of hungry and thirsty Thais, that connection will only grow stronger.