Culinary Training Partnership

We have partnered with the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination (ZHO) to deliver culinary training for people of determination and their parents.

The programme is a part of an efforts to promote effective strategic partnerships that support services for people of determination by ZHO. 

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the two companies on August 11, 2021. 

The memorandum was signed by His Excellency Abdullah Abdul-Ali Al- Humaidan, Secretary-General of Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, and by Mr. Peter Nichols, Chief Operating Officer of ADNH Compass.

Under the terms of the memorandum of understanding, Zayed Higher Organization will identify people of determination and their parents and will provide the other party with all relevant data. The organization will also ensure that all necessary learning supports are in place for trainees and will follow up on training processes. 

We will train people of determination participants in culinary arts in designated and affiliated training facilities as mutually agreed. Fifty individuals will be targeted for the training for the entire programme. The course content is provided through practical training courses and methodologies and all trainees will receive a globally approved diploma from our Corporate Executive Chef Richard Green who is a WACS Certified Master Chef.

His   Excellency   Abdullah   Abdul-Ali   Al-Humaidan, Secretary-General of Zayed Higher Organization, welcomed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with us.  At ADNH Compass, we have extensive experience in supporting and strengthening the operational capabilities of the hospitality workforce through training, development and consultancy.

He said that Zayed Higher Organization strives to qualify its students for the labor market, by enrolling them and their families who wish to train and in suitable programmes in a scientific and systematic manner in a wide range of fields, including the culinary arts, leading to the integration of people of determination in the tourism sector, which is experiencing rapid growth, with the aim of providing them with the skills and experience necessary to work in this sector, as part of the organization’s efforts towards empowering people of determination and promoting their social inclusion, through the establishment of cooperative partnerships    and     the    signing     of memorandums of understanding to reflect these goals.

His Excellency Abdullah Al Humaidan praised the vital and important role played by national institutions in the field of rehabilitation and employment of people of determination, and their invaluable role in contributing to their empowerment and social inclusion. He highlighted that integrating people of determination into the   labor   market would increase their self-confidence, and facilitate their work efficiency and productivity.

Our COO, Peter Nichols commented:

The hospitality and catering industry is starting to reopen, and we are delighted to be in a position to support the development of local future talent in the UAE. For those with passion for culinary arts, this programme will equip the participants with skills to embark on an exciting career path. Our goal is help programme participants gain hands-on experience and confidence in their abilities. Catering is relatively barrierless to entry which helps create equality. All it takes is a combination of genuine commitment and natural talent.