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First batch of graduates from Hawker Master Trainer programme show off skills

Published on Apr 28, 2014 2:00 PM
 
Mr Sulaiman Abu, owner of D’Authentic Nasi Lemak stall at Block 84, Marine Parade Central. He is one of the Hawker Master Trainers in the Hawker Master Trainer Pilot Programme, launched to preserve Singapore’s hawker heritage. Thirteen people have finished their training with some of Singapore's top hawkers, but just five of them will be running two "incubation" stalls with a year-long lease. (Four banded together to run a wanton mee stall.) -- ST FILE PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

Thirteen people have finished their training with some of Singapore's top hawkers, but just five of them will be running two "incubation" stalls with a year-long lease. (Four banded together to run a wanton mee stall.)

Another five opted to stay on at the trainers' stalls while three others are leaping straight into running their own.

The first batch of graduates from the Hawker Master Trainer pilot programme showed off their skills at a tasting session on Monday, cooking for panelists of the CEO Hawkers' Guide published by the Business Times.

The programme, which started last October, has "master hawkers" like Mr Thian Boon Hua of Boon Tong Kee chicken rice fame and Mr Sulaiman Abu of D'Authentic Nasi Lemak impart their skills to trainees to preserve Singapore's hawker heritage.

 
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