KDU Celebrates Rice Day With Industrial Partners

KDU’s SHTCA Head of Academic Department, Chef Fami Taufeq Bin Fakaruddin with the help from 3 SHTCA students demonstrating their newly developed Nasi Lemak recipe to the audience at the Rice Day Event.
In embracing the official culinary partnership between KDU and Jasmine &  Groupe SEB (Tefal) for the upcoming 5 years; KDU is proud to participate in the celebration of the Rice Day event at 1 Utama Shopping Mall, GF Centre Court, Old Wing Concourse from 9 – 15 October 2017. The smart-partnership between KDU as the official culinary partner of Jasmine and Groupe SEB will also yield contribution in-kind which would benefit the student-industry engagement in enhancing and enriching the teaching and learning, growth and personal development of both the students and faculty.

The officiation of the launch and media conference of the Rice Day 2017 event were conducted on the 10 October 2017 where it involved the Guest of Honor, Abdul Karim MD Lassim, Chief Executive Officer of Padiberas Nasional Bhd; Lim Swee Keat, Chief Executive Officer of Jasmine Food Corporation; Junaidi Ali, Chief Operating Officer of Jasmine Food Corporation; Jack Wong, Country Manager of Groupe SEB; Patrick So, General Manager of 1 Utama Shopping Centre; Professor Dr Hiew Pang Leang, Vice Chancellor of KDU University College, Akmal Arief Mohamed Fauzi, Chief Operating Officer of National Heart Institute; Eena Houzyama, Editor of Her World Magazine; and Lim Hooi Hia, Editor in Chief of Oriental Cuisine Magazine.

The objective of the Rice Day celebration is to dispel the public misunderstanding towards fragrant rice as it is inaccurately known as the root cause of common diseases, which has no scientific proof. It is also to show that KDU cherish and value industrial relationship that could bring more opportunities for its students as it will greatly benefit them by getting exposures from real industry players.

During the launching day, KDU has sent one master chef, Chef Fami Taufeq Bin Fakaruddin, the Head of Academic Department of KDU’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) and another three students of Bachelor in Culinary Management from the same school namely, Adibah Hj Samli from Brunei, Ervina Nur Amalia from Indonesia and Chenchira A/P Lai to conduct a cooking workshop and develop a new recipe for Malaysian’s signature dish, Nasi Lemak. Aside from that, KDU is sending two chefs on routine shifts to conduct cooking workshops from 9 till 15 October 2017.

It is hoped that this industrial relationship would bring more potential partnerships in the near future that could open up more doors for KDU students to get the first-hand experience in real world education.