Japan’s Toridoll Holdings Corp opened its first food and beverage management institution in Cambodia last week, giving Khmers a chance to get quality education on the food industry. The new school offers students various short courses on food business management, cost control and staff management. The courses will be a big help to those who want to establish their own food businesses.
During the opening of Marugame Business School last week, Toridoll said it also aims to develop and push forward the quality of food and beverage in Cambodia and Asia.
“Cambodia has a lot of cooking schools. But there’s no school that teaches about the know-how in the food and beverage sector. I admire Cambodia International Education Support Foundation for starting the business model contest in Cambodia. We got lots of good results from such event. Now with Marugame Business School, young Cambodians will learn the important things about this business,” said Katsuriro Shinohara, deputy chairperson of CIESF and the former ambassador of Japan to Cambodia.
Speaking at the event, Sy Vanna, manager of the human resource department of Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC), shared that Toridoll chose CJCC to be its corporate partner in running the new school.
“It is first business school in CJCC, as well as the first business school in Cambodia. I strongly believe that it is a very great opportunity for Cambodian people to know about food and beverage business,” said Mr Vanna.
“Since the lecturers of the courses are Japanese with plenty of experience in the business in very big companies in Japan, students will surely learn a lot about food and beverage. They will end the courses with more knowledge and experience.”
One of the lecturers from Japan, Kouhei Ooshita, said that he feels happy that students chose to join his class. He noted that the success of the school, of Toridoll restaurants and all other companies depend on human resource.
“We are successful because have outstanding human resource. Through the school, we hope we can promote more outstanding human resource that can help our company to reach our goal, as well as help develop the food and beverage sector in Cambodia,” Ooshita said.
Toridoll Holdings Corp., the parent company of Marugame Udon, was established in 1985. Toridoll has more than 1000 shops in Japan and other 500 shops around the world, making it the world’s number one Udon franchise.
In 2015, Marugame Udon opened its first shop in Phnom Penh. This year, a second Marugame restaurant was opened in Steung Meanchey area.