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CIT welcomes Singapore's Temasek Culinary Academy into the pastry kitchen

Published: 06 Apr 2018

CIT culinary students have opened the kitchen doors to welcome fellow students from the Temasek Culinary Academy in Singapore this week, where they will exchange learned industry skills and immerse into Australian culinary culture.

"We are honoured to welcome six students from Temasek Culinary Academy this week, one of Asia's leading vocational education institutions, which enables us to strengthen our international relationship with Singapore and build essential knowledge and skills in the foodservice and hospitality industry in Canberra," CIT Chief Executive Leanne Cover said.

In April 2017, CIT culinary students visited Temasek Polytechnic's Culinary Academy in Singapore in a one week study exchange to share skills, knowledge and receive a ‘hands-on’ culinary training experience, in state-of-the-art facilities.

Through these international experiences, CIT students were provided the opportunity to network, further develop their culinary and management skills, and build global industry relationships. None more so than CIT culinary apprentice, Kyle Williams, who was offered a five week scholarship through the Rotary Club of Hall, working at the world famous Michelin star restaurant, Alinea, in Chicago under the eye of leading chef restauranteur and pioneer in molecular gastronomy, Grant Achatz.

"International opportunities and relationships are vital in providing students unique cultural experiences and providing access to worldwide networks. We are excited to continue our close relationship with Singapore in the future. Not only will the students from Temasek experience culinary demonstrations at CIT this week, they will also experience a regional taste of Canberra when they visit a vineyard in Murrumbateman, a fine food producer in Hall, and explore Braddon’s pop-up restaurant culture" said CIT Chief Executive Leanne Cover.

Alongside CIT staff and students, culinary teacher and chef, Timothy, from Temasek will provide a demonstration of his special recipe for Singapore crab as part of CIT's culinary demonstrations for the ACT and regional community, at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) this Saturday, 7 April 2018.

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