CEE Network Kuwait marks its 1st year anniversary, holds graduation in culinary arts

The Community Events and Entertainment Network (CEE) Kuwait marked its first year anniversary on Saturday on 22 June. CEE has earned the trust and confidence of the culinary sector of Kuwait and embassies involved in its most recent events, partially due to its 148 graduates in culinary arts and a series of events organized with the annual Asian Bazaar ahead in its list.

In a brief interview with Dina Al Mallak, CEO of CEE Network, she said that the company is a content driven and community focused media service agency that provides integrated services in marketing strategies, branding, content creation, social media, event planning, and community networking. She noted that it helps keep clients’ brands relevant in today’s fast paced digital world through smart connected experiences and digital storytelling.

In 2018, CEE organized the annual Asian Bazaar participated by twelve embassies of Asia and vendors from different business sectors. Jassem Burhama, a noted film director and Director of operations of CEE added that the company supports the local community via its social media account @CEEKUWAIT by announcing events, workshops, and gatherings happening in Kuwait. The account also features stories shedding light on new businesses and local talent. Additionally, it also hosts a monthly diwaniya to provide a platform for the creative and business industry to network and create community events and workshops.

In addition, CEE Network Culinary Class was launched in June 2018 and kicked off with nine students, who are now trainers and mentors of its series of classes with five Filipino master chefs and a list of noted foreign master chefs, who are contributing to the education of its students in the field of culinary arts.

“I take pride being a part of the faculty of CEE MasterChefs, it is fulfilling as a trainer to be able to share your knowledge with students who have the desire to be able to earn income and prepare for their future with culinary art as an option for a livelihood plan when they return to their countries,” explained Cris Ricafort, Head Pastry Chef of Royal Movenpick and member of the faculty of master chefs. Currently, CEE Network has 148 successful graduate students in addition to 22 new graduates of Basic Pastry and Baking Batch 5 who were felicitated in an event held on 21 June at the Food Academy of a local Hypermarket in Shuwaikh.

Classes are ongoing and registrations are still open for its International Cuisine course Batch 3 and Advanced Baking and Pastry Batch 5. Both courses will kick off on 5 July, 2019. CEE also announced its second Asian Bazaar this year, with the date and venue to be posted very soon.

The company also ventured into social media podcast with a new show CEE TALKS that has interviews and features different people, places and occasions broadcasted over social media networks and in collaboration with vloggers and media. Its initial podcast is scheduled in July with the Ambassador of Thailand H.E. Dusit Manapan as its first featured guest. For more information about CEE Network, call 65019059.

Ricky Laxa
Staff Writer