Check out fellowship host Alan Kennedy and Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative fellows Cesar Trinito Freitas Gaio talking with Specialty Produce Network about how they combat food waste. Thank you both for your leadership!
American Councils for International Education
The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative augments leadership development and networking in the 10 ASEAN countries to deepen engagement with young leaders across critical sectors; and strengthen people-to-people ties between the United States and young leaders across the region. Their goal is to expand and institutionalize extensive programmatic engagement throughout Southeast Asia aimed at empowering the next generation of leaders.
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Meet Chef Cesar Trinito Freitas Gaio
Cesar Gaio is an East-Timorese chef who started a mobile kitchen called Delicious Timor in February 2015. Using his savings and small investments from two friends, Mr. Gaio was also able to open a restaurant of the same name six months later and since then serve his clients with local Timorese cuisine made from fresh products.
After one year studying cooking overseas, Mr. Gaio became an entrepreneur hoping for the East Timor prosperous era. He hires local staff and invests in local products to make his contribution to the growth and change in his country.
While managing his Mobile Restaurant & Cafe and Food Catering, Mr. Gaio organizes and supervise day to day operation at the central kitchen and making sure food is been produced based on Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Health standard.