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Govt will establish standards for Thai cooks

 

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BANGKOK, 26th June 2018 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor is preparing to establish standards of competency for Thai cooks by next year, as part of its plan to accredit Thai cooks working abroad. 

Minister of Labor Pol.Gen.Adul Saengsingkaew said today that the government is focusing on the use of management and standards to promote Thailand as a kitchen to the world. Thai cooks who observe high standards can help expand the country’s good image in terms of cuisine, said the minister. 

The standards for Thai cooks will be jointly developed by the ministry and relevant public and private organizations. The standards will cover culinary training and tests that are on par with international practices as well as Thai cookbooks. Certificates will be issued to the cooks who meet the standards of excellence. 

Currently, there are around 1,300 Thai restaurants worldwide. Thai cooks abroad are paid 400,000 - 900,000 baht/month.

 

According to the Ministry of Labor, more than 15,000 Thai cooks are needed—11,000 in their home country and around 4,000 overseas. From January 2017 - May 2018, 3,628 Thai cooks traveled to foreign countries to work—most of whom are in Asia, followed by Europe and the Middle East.

 
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Make rule for Thai cook abroad?

Meddle!

No country care about Thai certificate.

This just bureaucracy/take money from people.

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20 minutes ago, webfact said:

Thai cooks abroad are paid 400,000 - 900,000 baht/month.

No way.  Suspect they have the decimal in the wrong place.  Average US salary is about 50k per month

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23 minutes ago, webfact said:

Certificates will be issued to the cooks who meet the standards of excellence. 

I wonder what the "under-the-counter" price of those certificates will be when they hit the market.

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First step in obtaining the certificate, is pissing in a bottle without getting any on your hands.:cheesy:?

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' ... help expand the country’s good image ...'

 

Do you, like me, get sick and tired of all this banging on about 'Thai image'? It's never about substance - always about surface. Why don't they say, for a change: 'We want to do X,Y,Z to make a genuine contribution to the world - to help others and share with them what we can'? But no - it's always 'image, image, image'.

 

And that's Thailand in a word: (fake) IMAGE!

 

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17 minutes ago, webfact said:

The standards will cover culinary training and tests that are on par with international practices as well as Thai cookbooks. Certificates will be issued to the cooks who meet the standards of excellence. 

How about a general understanding of kitchen equipment, including the storage of foodstuff - will that be included?

I'm only aware of food hygiene certification in the UK. I remember one of the categories was a knowledge of how to store fresh food in a refrigerator and the strict order in which shelves are used for different types of food.

 

If all these types of issues were to be addressed, it would make it easier for Thai cooks to apply for certification in their host country, as they would have a decent understanding of the required standards internationally.

 

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No way.  Suspect they have the decimal in the wrong place.  Average US salary is about 50k per month
No wonder all Thais want to work abroad...the streets are lined with gold !
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400,000 per year maybe ?

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Currently, there are around 1,300 Thai restaurants worldwide. Thai cooks abroad are paid 400,000 - 900,000 baht/month.

 

Really? that much? i don't think so, Thai cooks are pretty much the lowest paid kitchen hands among other nationalities and i should know i'm in the hospitality business...

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Really! they need to be tested by  Gordon Ramsey,

and if past muster they gain accreditation

one wonders what  the reactions would be like when he watches

handling and treatment of produce prior to the taste testing,

given his no holds barred approach to call it as he sees it. 

 

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42 minutes ago, leeneeds said:

Really! they need to be tested by  Gordon Ramsey,

and if past muster they gain accreditation

one wonders what  the reactions would be like when he watches

handling and treatment of produce prior to the taste testing,

given his no holds barred approach to call it as he sees it. 

 

It could get interesting when Gordon reels off a barrage of his foul mouth expletives to make his point. That should rock them back on their heels

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It could get interesting when Gordon reels off a barrage of his foul mouth expletives to make his point. That should rock them back on their heels
They would all be crying in the corner..then run away never to be seen again..most Thais dont like/cant cope with that confrontational approach.

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Apart from hygiene how about teaching them to peel the garlic. I like garlic in my food but after retrieving the skin from your mouth what is more off-putting than biting down on an uncrushed pod?

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Those in power continue to show the world their complete incomptence and infatuation with "medals"

When Thailand can teach its Police to behave with some competence and teach its population basic road rules, then perhaps offering accreditation for Thai cooking might be given some credence...

 

Good food is derived from a chef with experience and passion.. not some paperwork

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