SHATEC was set up in 1983 by the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) to ensure a continuous pipeline of talents for Singapore’s hospitality industry. SHA, which is the apex body for hotels in Singapore since 1961, embodies membership of 155 hotel entities today, accounting for more than 90% of total gazetted room. A school for the industry by the industry, SHATEC has made its mark as a premium hospitality school with many of its graduates holding key positions in the hospitality and tourism industry all over the world. Today, SHATEC graduates continue to shine and are much sought after by the industry.


SHATEC offers both full-time and part-time programmes relevant to hospitality and tourism to school leavers, adult learners, as well as industry practitioners. SHATEC’S programmes span across higher education, continuing education and training, corporate training as well as personal development in the following disciplines:

  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Culinary & Pastry
  • Food & Beverage


Since its establishment in 1983, SHATEC’s community of students and alumni have won numerous local and international recognition and awards. These include:

  • 1992

Bestowed Singapore Tourism Board’s prestigious “Most Outstanding Contribution to Tourism” Award

  • 2005

The SHA-SHATEC story was featured as a “Best Practice Initiative” in APEC publication

  • 2006

Friendship Order Award presented by President of Socialist Republic of Vietnam

  • 2009

First Institution to be inducted into the World Gourmet Hall of Fame for winning the “Culinary Institution of the Year” Award for 4 consecutive years (2001 – 2004)

  • 2012

Appointed by SkillsFuture Singapore to be a Continuing Education Training (CET) Centre to conduct F&B and Tourism programmes under the Workforce Skills Qualifications national credentialing system

  • 2015

Mr Loh Lik Peng, Chairman, SHATEC (since 2015), receives the World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2015 – Lifetime Achievement Award

Recent Achievements (2017 – 2013)


  • Singapore Bakery and Confectionery Competition – 2nd Runner up
  • National Cocktail Competition – Student Category (2nd Runner-up)
  • World Gourmet Summit – Awards of Excellence Recipient


  • Battle of the Chefs – 16th Penang International Salon Gastronomique (1 Gold, 3 Silvers, 2 Bronzes)
  • Food & Hotel Asia – Culinary Challenge (2 Silvers, 1 Bronze) / Pastry Challenge (2 Silvers, 1 Bronze, 1 Diploma Award)
  • Singapore Bakery and Confectionery Championships – 1 Gold, Overall Champion


  • 7th International Tapas Competition, Spain – Champion
  • Inaugural Singapore Wine Specialist Challenge – 1st Runner-up, Student Category
  • Singapore Bakery and Confectionery Championships – 1 Gold, Overall Champion
  • Dilmah High Tea Competition – 1 Silver


  • Star Chef Competition – Overall Champion, Category – Aspiring Chefs, Western Cuisine
  • Battle of the Chefs – 15th Penang International Salon Gastronomique (Most Outstanding US Potatoes Greenhorn Chef Challenge Award, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze, 1 Diploma Award)
  • SHA / STB Hospitality Summit – Champion
  • Hotel Housekeeping Challenge – 1st Runner-up
  • 26th National Cocktail Competition – 1 Silver
  • Food & Hotel Asia – The Dream Team Challenge (1 Silver, Overall Bronze)


  • Food & Hotel Malaysia – Culinary Challenge (2 Silvers, 1 Bronze, 1 Diploma Award)
  • The ICHRIE Restaurant Management Challenge – Awarded Top 5 out of over 50 colleges and universities internationally

SHATEC Facilities include:

  • Demonstration Theatre
  • Culinary & Pastry Kitchen
  • Mock-up Guestroom
  • Beverage Laboratory
  • Multi-Resource Library

Continuing Education and Training (cet)

SHATEC continues to play a defining role in Singapore’s hospitality industry, backed by a wealth of experience in industry-relevant business consultancy services and training solutions. Our expertise also includes content design and conduct of elective modules in hospitality-related disciplines for schools (Primary and Secondary-level).

SHATEC’S commitment to hospitality training excellence extends regionally, having delivered training programmes in countries such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. SHATEC also lent expertise and consultation towards the establishment of hotel training centres, in collaboration with Dusit Thani College (Thailand) and Shangri-La Academy, Beijing (China).

Since 2012, SHATEC has also been appointed as a CET Centre by SkillsFuture Singapore, specializing in Work Skills Qualifications (WSQ) training and assessment Programmes.

Our portfolio of satisfied customers include:

Schools & Government Agencies

  • Government Ministries & Statutory Boards
  • Primary & Secondary Schools
  • Institutions of Higher Learning
  • Special Education Schools
  • International Schools

Corporate Organisations

  • Hotels, Resorts & Country Clubs
  • Food & Beverage (Restaurant chains & catering companies)
  • Airlines & Cruise Operators
  • Attractions
  • Hospitals
  • Other MNCs & SMEs

Special Interest Groups

  • Inbound Travel


Our students begin their learning journey with us as saplings, seedlings with the immense potential to change and recreate Singapore’s hospitality industry. With the right “nutrients” or learning conditions, our saplings will grow and develop into sturdy trees, resilient to life’s many storms and challenges.

Thus was coined the name for SHATEC’s training restaurant – The Sapling. The Sapling reflects SHATEC’s vision for its students – to begin as saplings but to mature into magnificent trees. It is our hope for these big trees to in turn serve as nurturing influences to new and aspiring saplings in their journey, thus ensuring a vibrant renewal of talent for Singapore’s hospitality and culinary scene.


Students specialising in culinary, pastry, F&B, and hotel management studies serve a Practicum Term at The Sapling. The Practicum Term provides an intensive and realistic opportunity for our saplings to hone their craft, think on their feet, and strengthen their confidence – empowering them to meet a myriad of work situations and ultimately preparing them for a promising career in the hospitality industry.

Nestled within lush greeneries of the Enabling Village, The Sapling invites you to an all-day casual dining experience where our saplings whip up sumptuous Western and Fusion cuisines. An evergreen favourite for private and corporate events, The Sapling also hosts a “Gourmet Night” where well-loved chefs present exclusive culinary creations on the last Friday of each month. Being a part of Singapore’s societal landscape, The Sapling also devotes itself to regular training for special needs students and courses for the public.