In a place where job security is essential and the 'need to please' prevalent, it makes sense that a domestic employee might resist an employer's offer to attend training, perceiving it as message they're performing poorly.
A client recently cancelled a planned class because the potential trainees had claimed they 'did not need it'. Yet none of us know what we don't know! And bad habits are hard to break. Just look at the public health campaign in the United States against washing chicken in your kitchen sink! (The Spoons cover this topic in our Handle with Care class.)
...none of us know what we don't know! And bad habits are hard to break.
Training is so much more than a response to lack of capacity. It is an opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge. It can be a nice escape from the daily (spice) grind. It can be a reward for a job well done. It can build confidence and social networks. It can provide a career pathway or simply a basis for earning a decent wage. Thanks for stirring it in and sharing it out
The full August schedule is up! Here are some tasters.
Pizza dough mini master - 2 Aug
Satisfying salads - Mexican bean and rice, Thai vermicelli, Gado Gado - 2 Aug
Souper - corn chowder, chicken and chard - 3 Aug
Vegetarian delights - moussaka, pan-scorched okra, pea mint salad - 9 Aug
Bread master class - classic loaf/wheat tortillas - 10 Aug
Use your noodle - Sichuan chicken, Asian-style slaw - 11 Aug
Little tummies - meat and zucchini balls, potato salad, pure banana ice cream - 17 Aug
Satisfying Salads is back on 2 Aug and 1 Sep. Book online!
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Other classes and servicesThe Spoons have developed some bilingual online resources to help make it easier for you and your domestic employee to build a happy, productive home kitchen. - Work plan template - Employment contract template - Class attendance note for staff Click on the Spoons' Other classes and services We are also posting short instructional videos on Facebook
Classes that focus on building practical knowledge about home kitchen hygiene, cleaning, safety and nutrition. Include Myanmar language Kitchen Know-how booklet. These also count as credits towards The Essential Spoon course