"I seized the opportunity to join the academy as I never had the chance to learn the proper techniques of cooking. My hope is to change in my life while pursuing my long-standing interest in the culinary arts."

Kenneth had been in and out of prison thrice and in his last year of incarceration he had learnt of HCSA Culinary Academy. For the first time, he gained insights into the inner workings of a professional kitchen and this prepared him for work in the industry upon his graduation.

He found the six-week course challenging, but the sense of accomplishment he felt made it all worthwhile. Today, he is working hard to achieve his goal of opening a food business in Vietnam. But his end goal is to open one in Europe!