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The KOTO program is our renowned two-year hospitality and commercial cookery traineeship. It is offered to approximately 150 disadvantaged young people each year. Through this program, disadvantaged young people with limited skills and poor life chances transform their lives to become hospitality professionals with bright futures.


Part of the program is an internationally recognised Australian hospitality certificate from Box Hill Institute, Melbourne.


Trainee sponsors help us meet overall program costs. Corporate and philanthropic donors sponsor multiple trainees; individuals and families sponsor single trainees.


Becoming a sponsor also provides a deep connection with KOTO as you can watch your trainee grow and develop and you become a part of the KOTO family. Companies achieve corporate social responsibility objectives with impact in support Vietnam's youth.


Trainees are carefully selected to ensure that KOTO is the right fit. Our employment outcomes are remarkable over our 22 year journey. The program has virtually no drop outs and our employment rate after graduation is  100%. Each trainee class includes trainees with a disability and from minority groups from remote areas. These trainees also achieve great success.



Come and see us in action! Our menu at our brand new training restaurant, KOTO Van Mieu, features a delicious Australian-inspired brunch menu complemented by a range of cocktails, combined with soulful Vietnamese cuisine presenting the very best of “Ngũ vị". With an emphasis on fresh, aromatic ingredients that is beautifully plated, we take pride in presenting to you some of the best dishes Vietnam has to offer.


If you enjoy a meal at one of our award-winning training restaurants or join one of our events, tag us! We love to see your photos. Follow us on Facebook, Linked In, Twitter or Instagram to keep up to date with what we're doing to combat poverty in Vietnam through vocational education. 

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KOTO is looking for social investors and partners for both the Enterprise and Foundation sectors. Opportunities such as educational study tours, CSR programs, fundraising initiatives, community engagement programmes, and food & beverage ventures set-up in Vietnam are always welcomed.


We're been in the industry for 22 years and have the expertise to bring social startups in Vietnam to fruition. If you are interested in partnering with KOTO, talk to us about the exciting collaboration opportunities available.

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KOTO is regularly recruiting volunteers to support our team. If you are interested in volunteering please click the link for further information on our current volunteering opportunities.

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To make a donation, simply click on the link below or check out our Wish List for item donations. All support is welcome. Donations in Australia are tax-deductible through GiveNow and for U.S and UK tax payers through GlobalGiving. Not in a fortunate enough position to donate? Share our posts, host a fundraiser and be a global ambassador for KOTO. 

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Work at KOTO

By joining our team, you are contributing to bringing a better future to many disadvantaged youth in Vietnam. Discover the job vacancies at KOTO and join our mission.
We want to hear from you! 


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