ECHS Graduation 2022
For the first time, Dilmah’s MJF Foundation held a joint certificate awarding ceremony for the Empower Culinary and Hospitality Schools in East and West.
Over 5 years Dilmah’s ECHS, the only World Chefs accredited culinary school in Sri Lanka, has empowered and educated 228 young men and women to enhance their skill set and molded them into become professionals in the industry and to start their own enterprises.
In celebration of the successful completion of the course, the Certificate Awarding of 4th batch of East and 9th Batch of West Schools took place jointly at the MJF Moratuwa center and was followed by a high tea at the ECHS kitchen with some exciting live culinary demo of the young chefs.
Amidst it being a challenging year with the pandemic and several lock downs, the young chefs were fully trained without compromising the quality of the programme. They had the privilege of working and learning from some of the best-in-the-world chefs during their programme facilitating an unparalleled exposure only because of Dilmah and its commitment towards creating a humanitarian impact on empowering communities.
Amongst the students are young men and women from different underprivileged upbringings ranging from absence of guardians, financial difficulties, individuals with disabilities and creative minds from remote corners of the country. Validating success of the program, almost all the students from the current graduating batch have found employment in the industry or have started their own businesses. This culinary programme has given them hope for a new life.