LCB launches nation’s first culinary school

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Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Yang Berhomat Dato Seri Setia Hj Ali Apong launching the culinary school at LCB. Image: Aziq Azman

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Laksamana College of Business (LCB) is gaining grounds in the technical education industry as it became the first private institution to offer certified cooking courses via its newly opened School of Culinary Arts.

The course which be receiving new intakes every March and September will teach students the fundamentals of food preparation and cooking.

It will also be held in two tiers – a level one certificate and level two diploma – allowing access to hospitality sectors worldwide.

Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Yang Berhomat Dato Seri Setia Hj Ali Apong lauded LCB for setting up the new school, adding that it demonstrated the institution’s commitment to help create, grow and improve the country’s professional culinary industry.

“As the industry continues to expand, businesses will need to know how to manage a more competitive market,” he said.

He said this will require students and culinary professionals to be more aware of their strategies to lead to their successes.

A student showcasing their culinary skill. Image: Aziq Azman

“It is therefore important to ensure that there is a continuous flow of culinary talent with high professional standards to serve Brunei,” the minister said.

“The Culinary School will go a long way towards satisfying that need and Insyaallah will open doors to a rewarding career,”

What is also equally important is that the school will be adopting syllabuses from a reputable London-based vocational training provider and will be led by highly qualified chefs with solid industry experiences,” he added.

The minister was also hopeful that the culinary school will become one of the region’s leading international culinary institutes in the near future.

“In short, the Culinary School has what Brunei needs to produce talented and qualified professionals who are capable of creating world gastronomical delights and most importantly, not forgetting our own local Bruneian roots in this industry,” YB Dato Hj Ali said.

“We want to see more chefs, not cooks. Chefs who can create an impact both locally and internationally,” he added.

The Bruneian