Cooking course offered at the School for the Deaf in Tokyo

Sale at Katsushika School for the Deaf in Tokyo

December 19, 2012 

The high school students of the Tokyo Metropolitan Katsushika School for the Deaf in Katsushika-ku, Tokyo sold their hand-made madeleines in the school on December 18, 2012.

The school offers the only cooking course leading to license in Japan.

In order to develop the communication skills at a workplace such as the spot of cooking where sign language is not available, the students have exchanged with the local residents through sale once per month since May, 2012.
The cooking course for the student who graduated from the high school was opened in 2006. Cooking license can be obtained after completing the two-year course.

Six students are currently in the course. They learn and practice with experts such as a former Shiseido Parlour executive chef beside a school staff. 

The graduates are employed by a first-class hotel such as Hotel New Otani, major meal companies, etc. Some enterprises accommodate the need of the Deaf worker: the Hotel Metropolitan cooking staff uses a transparent mask for the Deaf worker to lipread during the work hours. 

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