he Young Culinary Talents programme or YOCUTA, a global ‘Creating Shared Value’ (CSV) initiative by Nestlé Professional® was launched in Malaysia in May after its successful roll-out in 13 Latin American countries.

Endorsed by the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH), the inaugural YOCUTA programme aims to enhance the employment prospects of passionate culinary talents by investing resources from Nestlé Professional® and sharing of knowledge by industry experts such as chefs Sabri Hassan and Malcolm Goh in the nurturing of the young students.

Jasmine Wong, Country Business Manager, Nestlé Professional® Malaysia and Singapore said: “As a global foodservice provider, Nestlé Professional® is deeply committed to honing up-and-coming talents as they represent our future culinary leaders. Besides professional guidance, YOCUTA could help bridge the gap between what students learn at university with what the industry demands.”

Samuel Cheah Swee Hee, President of the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) stated that MAH supports and endorses YOCUTA in the development of a strong talent pool, to help talented individuals adapt and contribute effectively to the competitive hospitality industry.

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