President of SCA Joseph Lam says the aim of the project is to create employment through cookery.
“We have put these kids through 12 weeks of hands-on training like an apprenticeship and work placement. Then our job as the Samoa Culinary Association is not only training them, but offering jobs,” Lam said.
He said there are hotels opening and there are not enough workers.
“So it’s a way to really help out with the industry in a way that most of these students are already employed by our members in the association,” he added.