TESDA Women's Center



ABC and TWC renew partnership program on "Washoku"

The ABC Cooking Studio Co. Ltd., Japan’s most popular cooking studio has renewed its partnership with the TESDA Women’s Center (TWC) for another year. The parties first signed an agreement in August 2014 to help upgrade the cooking skills of Filipina Household Service Workers (HSWs).

Now on its third year, the partnership program seeks to continue the conduct of free training on Japanese Cuisine "Washoku" by introducing assorted delicious and healthy foods, utilizing flavourful foods and incorporating skilful techniques in cooking. The menu includes Onigiri-Miso/ Tamagoyaki, Nikujaga, Gyuza, Gyudon, Tempura, Sushi, Katsudon, Takoyaki, rolled cake and bread with ham and mayonnaise.

Since the 2014 launch of this partnership, a total of 366 beneficiaries including household service workers, housewives, returning OFWs, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, victims of VAW, and TESDA graduates in Cookery, Food Processing and Food and Beverage Services participated in the five-day cooking lessons. Through the partnership, the ABC Cooking Studio provides financial assistance to cover the cost of training supplies and materials and trainerís fee including donations of tools and equipment for the conduct of training. A dedicated venue for the training is provided by the TESDA Women’s Center at the TESDA Complex, Taguig City. The five-day free training program is scheduled until December 2016.