Hongly’s Mission: A Family Friendly Restaurant with Quality Food


Once he acquires the necessary culinary skills and business management practices, 18 year old Hongly Phal plans to open a family friendly restaurant where people can eat good quality food at reasonable prices and create happy memories with their children. Hongly was born in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia, to a family of four. His father […]

A Pastry Shop of Her Own – Kofalida Man

Kofalida Man - A Pastry Shop of Her Own

Kofalida Man is 22 years old. She was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Right now she is well on her way to realizing her dearest ambition – opening a pastry shop of her own. Her journey started with her internship and work at Gate Gourmet and Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh. During Expo 2020 Dubai, […]

Kimfong Heng: A Chef with a Mission

Kimfong Heng - Chef with a mission

Kimfong Heng is the third of four children. He was born in Kampong Cham, Cambodia to parents who struggled to feed and educate their family. Kimfong’s dream was to start his own restaurant with Asian-European food and to create new recipes, so it is a unique place for his patrons. However, he did not have […]

A Life as a Culinary Student – Ken Socheata

A Life as a Culinary Student - Ken Socheata

I grew up in the famous Angkot Wat Temple city of Siem Reap. Due to my poor family background, I was sent to live with an international NGO that runs children’s home. When I moved back to live with my mum, she always took good care of me and one way that I always felt […]

Pursuing Education and Career in Hospitality – Monyreth Pum’s Story

Pursuing Education and Career in Hospitality - Monyreth Pum's Story

Before joining the ACAC, scholarship recipient Pum Monyreth grew up in Chibodia Children’s Home, an NGO in Phnom Penh supporting children without parents. With their help, Monyreth successfully completed her high school degree and then applied for the Naomi Tami Scholarship Program. During her 2 years of studying at the ACAC, the young girl turned […]

Interview with Chum Dimang

Interview with Chum Dimang

Please tell us about how you came to the ACAC. I came to know about the ACAC and the Naomi Tami Scholarship Program through a friend of mine. We used to work together – it was an office job at a library – and he knew that this was not the right occupation for me. […]

How Dreams Became Reality – Am Sokha’s Story

How Dreams Became Reality - Am Sokha's Story

Born in 1994, on Koh Dach Island, a small island on the Mekong River near Phnom Penh, Sokha grew up in a poor family with little access. His father earned his money working as a cyclo rider and his mother as a silk weaver which was hardly enough to make their daily living. They worked […]