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

Published: 04 May 2018

CIT Culinary

CIT culinary students opened the kitchen doors to welcome fellow students from the Temasek Culinary Academy in Singapore earlier this month, exchanging learned industry skills as they immersed into Australian culinary culture.

Temasek Culinary Academy is one of Asia’s leading vocational education institutions, and welcoming them to CIT strengthens our international relationship with Singapore and allows us to build essential knowledge and skills in the foodservice and hospitality industry in Canberra.

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.

Students from Temasek also experienced a regional taste of Canberra when they visited a vineyard in Murrumbateman, a fine food producer in Hall, and explored Braddon’s pop-up restaurant culture through their stay. Alongside CIT staff and students, culinary teacher and chef, Timothy, from Temasek provided 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) on Saturday, 7 April 2018.

International opportunities and relationships are vital in providing students unique cultural experiences and providing access to worldwide networks. CIT is excited to continue our close relationship with Singapore in the future.