Exploring culinary horizons with Chef Kelvin Chong

SEGi College Kota Damansara hosted Chef Kelvin Chong, the esteemed Founder/Director of CASA Culinary Arts Center from Azerbaijan, in a remarkable stride towards culinary excellence. This engaging courtesy visit and knowledge-sharing session, held in partnership with SEGi’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (SoHTM), were geared towards exploring avenues for collaboration, particularly in the context of the SoHTM’s Diploma in Culinary Arts Programme. 

Chef Kelvin Chong’s presence bore testament to the potential synergy between CASA Culinary Arts Center and SEGi’s esteemed culinary arts programme. The session revolved around cultivating partnerships and exploring collaborative prospects that enhance the educational experience for students of both institutions. 

This gathering not only celebrated culinary passion but also aligned with the broader trends in culinary education. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the global travel and tourism industry contributed a remarkable 10.4% of the world’s GDP in 2019, signifying the vast potential for culinary arts graduates in this sector. Furthermore, the demand for culinary professionals is rising, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 6% growth in employment for chefs and head cooks by 2029. 

Chef Kelvin Chong’s visit fostered a dialogue between culinary aficionados and initiated a journey towards a mutually beneficial collaboration. SEGi College Kota Damansara’s commitment to nurturing meaningful partnerships is underscored by its dedication to providing students with a comprehensive and globally relevant education. 

This event signifies the beginning of a culinary alliance that aspires to transform culinary education into a global endeavour. As SEGi College Kota Damansara looks ahead to the unfolding chapters of this collaboration, the stage is set for culinary arts to transcend boundaries and inspire the next generation of culinary innovators.