A culinary school trains disadvantaged youths to make and serve delicious European and Asian dishes with French flair.
What to experience ?
The Hoa Sua School for Disadvantaged Youth was established in 1994 to participate in the poverty reduction effort in Viet Nam through vocational training and employment generation for disadvantaged and disable youth.
As the school has received much of its support in techniques and methodology from French, Belgian and Luxembourg partners, the menus feature baked goods and patisserie along with European and Asian dishes. Hoa Sua’s training restaurant is located on Hanoi’s Han Hoi Street. It is open daily for lunch and dinner, features a weekend breakfast and offers free wi-fi. Just across the street sits Croissant, the school’s French bakery and its adjoining embroidery and tailoring shop featuring the Chef Collection. Hoa Sua also operates Baguette & Chocolat restaurant/café/French bakery on Cha Ca Street and Café Smile on Van Mieu. Hoa Sua manages a second Baguette & Chocolat along with a small hotel in Sapa Town. Each outlet offers visitors high-quality service and the chance to contribute to reducing poverty in Vietnam.
How does it help ?
The Hoa Sua school in Linh Nam, Hanoi, aims to fight poverty by training young people, especially disadvantaged and disabled youth, and placing them in jobs. The curriculum currently focuses baking and patisserie, European and Asian cooking, restaurant service, housekeeping, sewing and embroidery. Every year the school recruits 400 young people aged between 16 and 25 who live in extremely difficult circumstances. Most are orphans, street kids, children of war invalids and extremely poor families, ethnic minority youth and hearing-impaired children.
The school’s impact is not limited to the Hanoi area, but extends to all parts of Vietnam giving a great diversity of disadvantaged young people the opportunity to learn at Hoa Sua. This is arranged through mutual training agreements between Hoa Sua and local authorities. The targeted youth are sent to the Hoa Sua school in Hanoi for training and returned to their hometown for job placement and to contribute their know-how to their area’s economic development. Since its start, Hoa Sua has placed 100% of its students in positions at numerous restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, canteens and foreign houses. Many are in upper-level positions in enterprises or own their own businesses.
Hoa Sua School
Hoa Sua School
1118 Nguyen Khoai St., Hoang Mai Dist., Hanoi
Tel: +84 (0)4 188.8.131.52
Fax: +84 (0)4 184.108.40.206
Song Thu Restaurant
34 Châu Long St., Hoan Kiem
Tel: +84 (0)4 220.127.116.11
Fax: +84 (0)4 18.104.22.168
Service: lunch, dinner, workshops, conferences, wedding parties, birthday parties, corporate events, etc.
Open daily: 0730-2200
5 Van Mieu, Dong Da
Open daily: 0700-1700
Service: lunch, dinner, meeting, conference, wedding party, birthday party
Tel: (84-4) 22.214.171.124
Fax: (84-4) 126.96.36.199
Baguette & Chocolate Hanoi
Ethnology Museum of Vietnam
Nguyen Van Huyen St.
Open daily: 0700-2200 except Monday
Service: lunch, dinner, meeting, conference, wedding party, birthday party, etc
Tel: +84 (0)4 66.75.02.16
Address 1: 21 Ha Hoi, Hoan Kiem – Tel:( 84-4) 39.43.67.07
Address 2: 54 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ha – Tel: (84-4) 3719.11.87
Open daily: 0700-2100
Service: providing frequently breads and pastries, teaching bakery, advise, etc
Baguette & Chocolate Sapa
Thac Bac Road, Sapa, Lao Cai
Open daily: 0630-2130
Service: lunch, dinner, birthday pastry, kit- picnic, tour, etc
Tel/Fax: +84 (0)20 387.17.66
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