Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship Competition


The third edition of the Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship competition, organised by Republic Polytechnic's (RP) School of Hospitality Diploma in Restaurant and Culinary Operations, will be launched during the RP Open House on 6th Jan 2022, with the theme – “Sustainable and Healthier Desserts”.

Background Plant-based  ingredients and mindful healthy eating have  been trending recently and is likely to continue to gain more interest in our younger population. Furthermore, due to Singapore’s aging population, there is a growing demand for healthier desserts using environmentally sustainable plant-based ingredients with sustainable menu options.

Requirements –You and your partner have just started a home-based baking business with a focus on healthy desserts using fully plant-based ingredients. To expand your business, you are planning to partner with a trendy vegan café for them to sell your unique no-bake dessert on your behalf. Prepare a sales pitch presentation highlighting the dessert’s appeal to convince the café owners to partner with you.

The competition will give participants who have an interest in Food and Beverage the opportunity to demonstrate their innovative, problem-solving, creative and presentation skills in front of a panel of hospitality industry leaders.

Participants will gain an appreciation of a wide range of healthy vegan dessert options as well as types of innovation taking place within the food and beverage industry. In addition, participants will also be exposed to the latest food trends such as, sustainability and alternative ingredients adopted in the industry.

The top 10 teams may also be required to prepare two portions of their non-baked plant-based dessert for the judges during the finals subject to prevailing SMM conditions.

Who Can Participate?

The Competition is designed for the following categories:

1) Open Category (Polytechnic and ITE students)

2) Secondary Category (Sec 3 and above)


Republic Polytechnic Campus / Online


The Competition will kick off during the Republic Polytechnic Open House 2022 on the following dates:

Competition Phase Dates
Launch of Competition 6 January 2022
Submission of Projects 3 June 2022, 5pm
Panel Interview 16 September 2022
Announcement of Results 3 October 2022

Competition Format:


1. Teams of maximum 2 members will form a group to participate.

2. The top 10 teams will be selected for the panel interview.

3. Teams will highlight their innovative no-bake plant-based dessert creation, including but not limited to the below in the sales pitch:

  • Proposed name
  • Recipe
  • Choice of ingredients with regards to environmental sustainability
  • Suggested pricing
  • Suggested marketing poster to entice café diners to order the dessert

4. Deliverable will be PowerPoint presentation slides incorporating prescribed parameters as follows:

  • Theme of the competition, which is “Sustainable and Healthier Desserts”
  • No more than 10 slides
  • Usage of appropriate usage of visuals (no video)
  • Font size of text to be at least 20
  • Named as: <name of school/institution>_<name of team>_<name of dessert> 

5. Teams will send their presentation and a PDF back-up version of it to the email address attached.

6. The Top 10 teams with the highest scores will move on to the finals.


The project will be judged by an experienced panel of industry professionals.

Top 10 teams will present their submitted presentation as a sales pitch to the panel who are representing the trendy vegan café to choose the winning dessert.

The top 10 teams may also be required to prepare two portions of their non-baked plant-based dessert for the judges during the finals subject to prevailing SMM conditions.


Champion : $300 vouchers or equivalent
1st Runner-up : $200 vouchers or equivalent
2nd Runner-up: $100 vouchers or equivalent

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Teams should abide by the rules and regulations of the competition
  2. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to disqualify an entry if it is incomplete or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that the participant has breached any of these rules. 
  3. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to alter, amend or close the competition as necessary. 
  4. The decisions of the competition judges are final, and there is no process of appeal. 
  5. In the case of any disputes regarding these rules, or the rules or instructions of the competition, the decision of Republic Polytechnic will be final and binding, and no correspondence will be entertained. 
  6. By taking part in the competition, the participants warrant that all information submitted is true, current and complete at the time of submission. It is the participant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the details and e-mail address are accurate, and that Republic Polytechnic is informed of any changes to these. Republic Polytechnic accepts no responsibility for any changes which are not properly notified from the time of submission of the entry to the time of notification that the prize has been awarded. 
  7. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to all photos, videos and any other content generated as a result of the competition. 
  8. All teams will receive confirmation of their entry, directions to the site, and additional instructions for the competition via email. 
  9. All schools/institutions/individuals participating in the competition are responsible for completing the necessary indemnity and parental consent forms (for participants below the age of 18 as at the competition date) for each participating team.
  10. Registration for the competition closes on 31 March 2022.


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