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I am a speaker about incentive travel and how to be successful all over the world. In October 2015 I had the pleasure speaking to students and staff at GATE. In one hour I presented information about incentive travel and how to be successful. After that we had some Q&A and some students asked questions. After my departure from Nepal I received a request from Milan Karki if I could be his mentor. I agreed and I am already in contact with him since that time. I am mentoring about 15 students from all over the world.

Because I present many times at hospitality universities and Future Leaders Forums, I have some experience in visiting universities and talking to students. I am impressed in what I experienced during my short visit to GATE. The quality of GATE can be seen all around the campus. I am sure that graduated students have a bright future, not only in Nepal but also in other parts of the world. My advice to all of you: keep on studying, learn another language, read about our industry, become a member of the associations SITE or MPI, find a mentor and network. Success with your future.

I hope to come to GATE in the near future to lecture future students about incentive travel and how to be successful.

Joost de Meyer, CIS, CITE, CMM, ACC, MCC
Chairman & CEO
Site’s Member of the Year 2005
Director Site’s International Board of Directors 2007-2010
Director Site’s Florida Chapter 2005-2014
Site’s Master Motivator 2015

 
Date of Posting: 03 August 2016
Posted By: Joost de Meyer
My visit to the GATE Academy & Culinary School and meeting the founder Khem Lakai in Kathmandu, Nepal was an eye opening and wonderful experience for me. To see the organization and high quality of hospitality learning environment you are providing was impressive. I was especially surprised, when I had the opportunity to cook with the students at the fundraising dinner for the earthquake victims and seeing the keenness and efficiency from the students. Whenever I come back to Kathmandu, I am looking forwards to do the cooking engagements with the school again. With the brand new facilities, I think there will be more opportunities to explore in the kitchen. I hope in the future, I can engage students at GATE College with my farm, Eigensinn Farm in Toronto, Canada.



Michael Stadtländer
Environment Activist
Founder President - Canada Chefs Congress
Winner of the Governor General's Award - Canada.


 
Date of Posting: 27 July 2016
Posted By: Michael Stadtländer
Founder President - Canada Chefs Congress , Canada
Dear members of GATE College,
Thank you so much for your warm welcome! I have had a wonderful day meeting all of you. Both the infrastructure and of the education given at GATE are exceptional and have deeply impressed me. Everybody seems dedicated to perfect the art of Hospitality by applying the highest standards of quality. I have rarely met staff and students who are so motivated. This motivation was reflected in the excellence of the food you served me for lunch – the result of your hard work. In Europe, I would have been able to get such a lunch only in the best restaurants. The principles of education applied at GATE should be a source of inspiration for the young Nepalese looking for an opportunity to succeed in their lives, and for all the young people in the world. It has been a real privilege for me to spend these days in your company and I felt very proud and honored to be your guest. I will share this wonderful experience with all my friends, and I will love to come back.

I wish you all the best!

 
Date of Posting: 15 July 2015
Posted By: Dr. Fabien Cougnon
Cambridge - MIT, Supra-molecular Chemistry
Meeting Khem Lakai at this year’s World Tourism Forum in Switzerland was a real pleasure and motivated me to travel again to Nepal. My first visit in 2007 was memorable, but I did not know anybody in Kathmandu. Next time, it will be different, as I know now Khem and I look forward to work with him and his colleagues and students of GATE, and to get acquainted with Nepal. See you soon, I hope.

 
Date of Posting: 16 June 2015
Posted By: Daniel Tschudy
Lecturer, Coach and Consultant about cross culture and the global hospitality industries, Zurich / Switzerland
www.tschudy.com
“Education is a necessity and asset of life. GATE is doing a tremendous job by preparing their students for a future career in the hospitality industry.”

 
Date of Posting: 30 December 2013
Posted By: Martin Kromer
Managing Director Yin Yang Restaurant, Thamel
“The reason I love supporting GATE is that it challenges the conventional educational norms. It is not satisfied to do it like others, it is willing to try new activities that encourage individual accountability, provides leadership opportunities. It intentionally experiences where the students get their hands dirty with practical actions that can alert their perception ofthemselves and of the “others”. GATE students are expected to examine their self perception and cultural norms to do things differently in order to become global citizens that are change agents wherever they choose to be.”


 
Date of Posting: 30 December 2013
Posted By: Deborah Koehler
Founder and Managing Director SEBO International Pvt. Ltd.
“The phrase ‘Special Relationship’ is often used to describe the exceptional. Having the opportunity to be associated with the GATE is truly a privilege. Its a forward thinking organization, one that possesses great vision, character, values and integrity. Under the leadership of Founder (Khem Lakai), GATE has tremendous possibilities. How far reaching, as far as the east is from the west. Also the Mission of GATE speaks volumes: “The care for the learning of our most valuable asset (our students) and to help them realize their true potential.” It is the kind of commitment that raises the standards bar within the hospitality industry. True professionals desire to be part of such leadership thinking, for it motivates and inspires greatness.”

 
Date of Posting: 30 December 2013
Posted By: Dr. Marc Clark
President & CEO M. Douglas Clark & Associates/ SmartBizzOnline.com
“It was a real pleasure when I was in Nepal to spend some time at the GATE College itself. It is a hive of activity, striving to provide world class hospitality training to a wonderfully committed group of students. The CEO’s enthusiasm and international experience is infectious and spreads across the College. From what I have witnessed the training is first class and as result, the students can expect to contribute to furthering Nepal’s reputation at home and abroad.”

 
Date of Posting: 30 December 2013
Posted By: Mark Davidson
Chief Wine Maker Tamburlaine Vineyard (Australia)
“When I visited GATE, I could feel that this is not just another college but more. Students not only learn for exams, but for life; they not only learn for exams, but for life; they not only learn how to run a hotel business, but get the true spirit of hospitality and responsibility; they not only learn to care for heir customers, but also for the society, nature and future of Nepal! What has been achieved during the first two years of GATE is highly impressive and shows what is possible with diligence, passion and a positive spirit – Yes, Nepali can!”


 
Date of Posting: 30 December 2013
Posted By: Sara Elmer
Lecturer in Global History at ETH-Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich Board Member of Swiss Nepali Society
“From the very first day I met a young Nepalese man in Dubai, some 5 years ago. I advised him to serve his nation, and I foresee Nepal, one day, in our life time, as a peaceful, democratic and emerging nation and economy. You must serve this nation and consider me as your mentor-father. Khem, to the truest sense of the word, devoted his endless energy in promoting this sea of understanding and creating a new breed of managers in hospitality industry, with GATE. This is the foundation of a graceful hospitable people, I admire and I pray for GATE and for all Nepalese people, a bright future. Myheart and soul is with you for your endeavors.”


 
Date of Posting: 30 December 2013
Posted By: Hussain Najadi
Founder President,Aiak Swiss Group
www.aiakswiss.com

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