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May 30, 2021 | Last Modified: 2021

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The training restaurant Mai Sen Bistro is located in Binh Thanh. It provides 40 seats inside, a cozy green terrace for events up to 100 guests and a private dining room for around 30 guests.
The menu offers European and Vietnamese food. It is a place to dine and gather while enabling a brighter future for disadvantaged Vietnamese youths. This modern and spacious restaurant is run by trainees of An Re Mai Sen, a non-profit vocational training center supporting young adults with education and hands-on experience in the hospitality industry.
Besides numerous inhouse events the trainees provide caterings for up to a few hundreds guests.

Responsibility

About 110 youths from all over Vietnam have the opportunity to learn skills in the hospitality industry at the An Rê Mai Sen Hospitality Training Center. It was established in 2014 by the Salesian Bishop Peter Nguyen Van De and Mr. Nguyen Van Hoi in Ho Chi Minh City. Mr. Hoi came as a refugee to Germany in 1976 and got the chance of vocational training as a chef. This was the starting point of a roaring career and gave him the idea of founding the An Rê Mai Sen Hospitality Training Center inspired by the German dual vocational training system. The training center is named after the first Salesian missionary, Father Andrej Majcen, who arrived in Vietnam in 1952, and who was like a father for Mr. Hoi before he left his homeland. Since May 2016 the training center has been under the patronage of the Salesians Don Bosco in Vietnam. By providing comprehensive vocational training, the Salesians Don Bosco support socially disadvantaged youth worldwide. The Salesians Don Bosco provide young people with knowledge, skills, and orientation. The "Don-Bosco Pedagogy" is synonymous for loving care and professional support.

During the two and half years vocational training the trainees learn the hospitality ropes in classrooms, at the school's own training restaurant Mai Sen Bistro and at the bakery.
Besides the in-house training the trainees also gain more valuable work experience during a paid one-year internship at one of several well-known partnering hotels or restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.

The apprenticeship ends with a practical and theoretical examination conducted in English by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, also known as AHK Vietnam.

Business Case

The school operates a restaurant to offer students the opportunity to practice in real life conditions and finance part of their training.

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The training restaurant Mai Sen Bistro is located in Binh Thanh. It provides 40 seats inside, a cozy green terrace for events up to 100 guests and a private dining room for around 30 guests.
The menu offers European and Vietnamese food. It is a place to dine and gather while enabling a brighter future for disadvantaged Vietnamese youths. This modern and spacious restaurant is run by trainees of An Re Mai Sen, a non-profit vocational training center supporting young adults with education and hands-on experience in the hospitality industry.
Besides numerous inhouse events the trainees provide caterings for up to a few hundreds guests.

About 110 youths from all over Vietnam have the opportunity to learn skills in the hospitality industry at the An Rê Mai Sen Hospitality Training Center. It was established in 2014 by the Salesian Bishop Peter Nguyen Van De and Mr. Nguyen Van Hoi in Ho Chi Minh City. Mr. Hoi came as a refugee to Germany in 1976 and got the chance of vocational training as a chef. This was the starting point of a roaring career and gave him the idea of founding the An Rê Mai Sen Hospitality Training Center inspired by the German dual vocational training system. The training center is named after the first Salesian missionary, Father Andrej Majcen, who arrived in Vietnam in 1952, and who was like a father for Mr. Hoi before he left his homeland. Since May 2016 the training center has been under the patronage of the Salesians Don Bosco in Vietnam. By providing comprehensive vocational training, the Salesians Don Bosco support socially disadvantaged youth worldwide. The Salesians Don Bosco provide young people with knowledge, skills, and orientation. The "Don-Bosco Pedagogy" is synonymous for loving care and professional support.

During the two and half years vocational training the trainees learn the hospitality ropes in classrooms, at the school's own training restaurant Mai Sen Bistro and at the bakery.
Besides the in-house training the trainees also gain more valuable work experience during a paid one-year internship at one of several well-known partnering hotels or restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City.

The apprenticeship ends with a practical and theoretical examination conducted in English by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, also known as AHK Vietnam.

The school operates a restaurant to offer students the opportunity to practice in real life conditions and finance part of their training.

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