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Study Field Trip: Exploring Khmer Culture & Cuisine

This early morning, a group of 15 exited ACAC students crossed the Mekong River to reach Chef Nak’s green oasis, located just outside the buzzling city of Phnom Penh, a beautiful antique wooden house surrounded by a lush vegetable garden. Ros Rotanak, well known as Chef Nak, is a popular Cambodian celebrity chef and cookbook author, with the mission to…

ACAC students cater for the Institut français du Cambodge

Today, the ACAC students were kept busy catering for a special event at the Institut français du Cambodge (IFC) learning valuable skills they can put to use in their future careers in the industry. The occasion for this catering learning opportunity was the second cultural season called “the Leftovers of the Leftovers”, presented by the IFC. The exhibition with its…

Thriving on Creativity

SORN Sovanthen, Villa 5 Contemporary Cuisine, Cambodia
– Why did you decide to pursue a career in hospitality?
I decided to pursue a career in hospitality because of the wide diversity of professions and the great opportunities within the industry. Also, we cannot live without food; therefore, there will also be a demand…

We are turning 6 this Year!

The Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia is celebrating its 6th anniversary and there’s no sign of slowing down in the new year! Our kitchen labs are busier than ever. Whipping up homemade soups, chopping vegetables for fresh salads, sizzling food, and shifting pots and pans for the main course, the advanced students and their chef faculty at the ACAC spend…

More Space, Better Learning!!

While the ACAC’s student intake numbers steadily grow, the theory classrooms and practical kitchen facilities on campus are becoming busier and busier. As a reaction to the increasing student numbers, the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia is happy to inaugurate a new practical learning laboratory, a space dedicated to specialized cold preparations as well as workshops. Chef Faculty Chung Hang…

Bar Opening for upcoming F&B Trainings at the ACAC!

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Pernod Ricard Cambodge, a convivial, responsible, and successful global wine and spirits group, the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia is celebrating the opening of its brand-new bar introducing an extension of the current curriculum activities with a new range of trainings in beverages, mixology, and service! Thursday, 13 October 2022, Pernod Ricard Cambodge and…

A Reason to Celebrate! The ACAC receives WORLDCHEFS Recognition

The Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia is the first school in Cambodia to receive the Recognition of Quality Education from the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), an international endorsement renowned in the culinary world! “We are extremely delighted and honoured to meet the high standards required to become part of such a distinguished and dynamic global network. This recognition…

Embarking on a new life in Dubai

Dubai, a vibrant and modern city located on the coast of the Arabian desert and overlooking the Arabian Gulf, is one of the most sought-after destinations among global job seekers, offering exciting job opportunities and great prospects for career growth. According to The Economic Times “Hospitality World” currently there are more than 350 fast-developing, active hospitality projects across Dubai, making…

Escoffier Young Talent Competition at the ACAC

Today, on a hot Sunday in the middle of the busy, buzzling capital Phnom Penh, the candidates for the 3rd Disciples Escoffier Cambodia Young Chef Competition 2022, were officially competing in a friendly atmosphere at the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia. The 4 chef contestants, Nhem Samon from the Palace Gate Hotel, Mao Vanna from Pepe Bistro, Nuon Rithysak from…