May 20, 2020

Thanks Al Jazeera English for show casing KOTO - "Vietnam's Cooking School of Hope". Over the last 21 years, KOTO has transformed the lives of over 1,000 youth, breaking the cycle out of poverty.

February 26, 2020

SBS Dateline, with Adam Liaw, explored what it means to be a disadvantaged youth in Vietnam and why an organisation like KOTO is crucial in giving these teens and young adults opportunity and empowerment.

February 25, 2020

Sauce: Dateline

Seven million people, many of whom are kids, live in poverty in Vietnam. When Jimmy Pham dreamed of helping break the cycle of poverty, he started a cooking school.

Jimmy Pham wasn’t a chef, a teacher or a social worker when he started a cooking school for Vietnamese street kids in 1999.

The Australian-Vietnamese tour guide from Melbourne had no relevant qualifications and admits he didn’t know what he was doing.

He only knew tha...

February 13, 2020

Thank you Hanoi TV for sharing our story. Meet Do and Mo from Class 34 who are currently halfway through their 24-month program at KOTO.

"The first meal I had at KOTO was my first meal ever with meat. It was the most delicious meal I have had. While eating, I was thinking about my parents. They would be working in the fields, having no rice for a proper meal. Instead, they have to eat corn. Sometimes they don't even have corn... My dream is...

December 11, 2019

HÀ NỘI KOTO được CNN vinh danh là nhà hàng truyền cảm hứng nhất Việt Nam, nơi tạo cho người trẻ gặp khó khăn cơ hội nghề nghiệp trong ngành dịch vụ.

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November 10, 2019

"KOTO không chỉ nổi tiếng là một nhà hàng từng đón tiếp các nhân vật quan trọng, mà đây còn là một doanh nghiệp xã hội với hướng đi nhân văn và vì cộng đồng trong hàng chục năm qua", trích Diễn đàn Dân trí Việt Nam.

November 10, 2019

Thank you CNN for profiling KOTO on Iconic Hanoi this week!  Listen to the story of one of our current trainees, Uyen, as she articulates her dreams and the story of our accomplished General Manager, Thao Nguyen. 

Uyen's radiant smile hides much hurt. In her twenty years of life, Uyen has shown remarkable resilience. In primary school, Uyen's family had to flee from her very violent and abusive father. Her mother rece...

November 8, 2019

Through the generosity of the Wesley Stonehouse Foundation scholarship, Tanya and Aaron spent a month at the KOTO restaurant and training centre exchanging knowledge and skills with our trainees and staff. The scholarship is provided by the Stonehouse family in loving memory of their son Wesley. Each year two Box Hill culinary arts students are selected to participate in this cultural and educational exchange. Aaron and Tanya both commented...

November 8, 2019

KOTO was delighted to welcome the Governor of Victoria, HE The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC to lunch and share the mission and philosophy of KOTO as well as the strong links between KOTO and the State of Victoria thanks to the recognition of the hospitality program at KOTO by Box Hill Institute. Two trainees from Class 32, Linh and Loc shared their personal experiences about their studies at KOTO, their immediate p...

November 6, 2019

Did you know the Box Hill Institute – KOTO partnership was the first Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) partnership in Vietnam?  The Australian Skills Week in Vietnam is designed to raise the status of VET as an aspirational career pathway. Speaking to an audience of 200 Vietnamese government leaders, institutions and industry, Mr Jimmy Pham highlighted the benefits of the KOTO-Box Hill Institute-community-industry partnershi...

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