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.
Dr. Fabien Cougnon
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!
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