Game for the Hospitality Race 2018 Qualifying Rounds?

20 Mar 2018

Ms Yeo May Lee, Assistant Director (Administration) School of Hospitality



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    soh-race-2018---qualifying-round-07 (Original Size)

  • SOH Race 2018 - Qualifying Round 08

    SOH Race 2018 - Qualifying Round 08

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    SOH Race 2018 - Qualifying Round 06

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    SOH Race 2018 - Qualifying Round 05

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    SOH Race 2018 - Qualifying Round 04

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    SOH Race 2018 - Qualifying Round 03

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    SOH Race 2018 - Qualifying Round 02

  • SOH Race 2018 - Qualifying Round 01

    SOH Race 2018 - Qualifying Round 01

  • SOH Race Logo (Gallery)

    SOH Race Logo (Gallery)

The 3rd edition of the Hospitality Race organised by Republic Polytechnic (RP) School of Hospitality was flagged off with a big bang on 20 March 2018 with a participation record of 258 teams!  It was held in conjunction with the annual Applied Studies Experience and Industry Exposure Programme (ASEIEP) at RP from 20 – 23 March 2018.

The Race aims to provide participants with insights into the business of hospitality industry, undoubtedly, one of the fastest growing sectors in the worldwide economy. Through the Race’s hands-on activities, participants gain insights into essential business and hospitality operations and career opportunities in the hospitality and tourism sector.

During the Qualifying Rounds, teams of 2s or 3s had to pit against one another in a test of strategy, knowledge, time management, teamwork and skills, to clear 7 pit-stops within 1.5 hours. The Pit Stops were located at the School of Hospitality’s training labs including the training restaurants, hotel lobby lab, hotel room lab, spa and wellness lab, event tech lab and customer relationship management lab.

Some of the memorable road blocks included guessing herbs and sauces in the training restaurant, assembling puzzles pieces to form a holistic wellness value chain chart in the spa lab, role-playing a hotel check-in process, planning a travel itinerary, set a table, making a bed, etc. The goal was to clear as many road blocks as possible within the stipulated timing. These road blocks were designed to provide participants with a glimpse of the day-to-day operations of the business and hospitality industry.

Besides navigating their way around the RP campus armed with just a map and location clues, the teams had to battle with time constraint, making choices on which roadblock to attempt first, learning new tasks and collaborate effectively with team members. It was impossible not to break into sweat for some of the teams. It was an adrenaline-pumping dash to the finishing line for many teams.

Congratulations to the following teams for clinching the finalists’ spots and are now one step closer to winning the top prizes (sorted in alphabetical order by team name):

 Team Name  School  
 CSM  Woodlands Ring Secondary School  
 FOS  Yuan Ching Secondary School
 Free WIFI  Chung Cheng High (Main)
 Fuhua Secondary School Team 5  Fuhua Secondary School 
 HYSS Diamond  Hua Yi Secondary School
 Kit Kat Bars  Juying Secondary School
 Loli  Evergreen Secondary School
 MEL  Fuchun Secondary School 
 Oreos  Juying Secondary School 
 Ramen  Outram Secondary School
 S.S.J  Bukit Batok Secondary School 
 Team SGS  Serangoon Garden Secondary School 

The finalist teams will race to the finals on 18 June 2018, where they have to put their creativity to test by putting up a themed-event showcase, and create a wellness cuisine to conquer the taste buds of the judges.

School of Hospitality would like to thank Naturel and Frank by OCBC for sponsoring the Race.