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Mr Kirk Yan

Kirk Yan



I have over 20 years of working experiences in the luxury hotel industry (Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Macau) and education sector. I am specialized in F&B service and management, food production and kitchen management, as well as training design and development. I studied hotel management in Switzerland and further pursued Master of Science degree at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I enjoy learning and possess numerous professional qualifications, such as trainer chef, certified hospitality educator, Level 3 Supervising Food Safety, and WSET award in wines. I have substantial experiences in teaching, culinary programme design and development. I used to work at Vocational Training Council in Hong Kong and IFTM in Macau as an instructor/lecturer to teach Western and Asian cuisine courses (both theory and practicum), cost control management, F&B Management, and catering management. I am one of panel member of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), and supervise tertiary institutions in Western and Asian cuisines, F&B operations and management, and hospitality management programme.

Education and Academic Qualifications

• MSc 2012 Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hotel and Tourism Management)
• BA 2010 Napier University (Hospitality and Service Management)

Professional Qualifications

• CHE (Certified Hospitality Educator) (2017)
• Certified Hospitality Educator (02/2016)
• International Award in Barista Skills (10/2015)
• WEST Level 1 Award in Wines (11/2014)
• The Essential Knowledge of Port (10/2014)
• Fundamental Knowledge of First Aid (09/2014)
• Food Hygiene Manager Training (10/2014)
• Trainer Chef (01/2007)
• Fire Safety and Fire Prevention (12/2006)
• Certificate in Advanced Food Production, Western Style (09/1998)
• NLP Advanced Business Communication and Coaching (12/2017)
• Everything Disc Workplace Style (04/2017)
• NLP Practitioner (04/2017)
• Coaching Essentials (02/2017)
• Certificate in Resistance Training Coach (2021)
• Certificate in Nutrition Advisor (2021)

Research Interests

  • Customer Service Satisfaction

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