Being in and out of prison several times since 23, I was determined to make a better life for myself – away from my previous life as a musician. The task seemed like an uphill battle, but I made up my mind to upgrade myself. Hence, I join HCSA Academy’s culinary training course.
For me, I found it most memorable being able to eat the food I cooked with my own hands. It was real hard work – even unenjoyable at times, but I felt that I was doing well. Going through the training not only helped me to face the challenges in my current job, but also taught me patience and endurance. I believe that it has really helped me to become a better person – both in and out of the kitchen.
What surprised me the most was being awarded the “Employee of the Month” in April 2019 after only working in this hotel for 5 months! Without the training, encouragement, and support I received from HCSA Academy, I would not have been able to achieve this. The award has spurred me on towards my goal of becoming a reputable chef one day.
Having experienced how this culinary course helped me to turn over a new leaf, I would recommend it to others out there. While the course may be tough, they will see beautiful results in the near future. I’ve seen so myself and others can too.”
Testimony by Tarmidzi, Graduate of HCSA Academy