The fourth edition of the Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship Competition, organised by Diploma in Restaurant and Culinary Operations from Republic Polytechnic's (RP) School of Hospitality, will be launched during the RP Open House on 5 January 2023 with the theme “Zero Food Waste.”
Background –Food waste is one of the biggest waste streams in Singapore and the amount of food waste generated has grown by around 20% over the last 10 years. In 2019, Singapore generated around 744 million kg of food waste. That is equivalent to 2 bowls of rice per person per day or around 51,000 double decker buses.
Singapore is a small country with limited space and at the current rate of waste generation, Semakau landfill - Singapore's one and only landfill is expected to be filled by 2035.
Food waste also increases our carbon footprint, which contributes to global warming and climate change. Thus, there is a need to manage food waste. Preventing and reducing food wastage at source is one of the important components of our national waste management strategies to work towards Singapore becoming a Zero Waste Nation.
Introduction –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.
Requirements –You and your partner have just started a home-based business with a focus on zero food waste. To expand your business, you are planning to partner with a trendy café for them to sell ONE (1) innovative and unique zero food waste menu item. Prepare a sales pitch presentation highlighting the appeal of such a menu item to convince the café owners to partner with you.
Who Can Participate?
The Competition is designed for the Upper Secondary Category (Sec 3 and above).
Republic Polytechnic Campus
The Competition will kick off during the Republic Polytechnic Open House 2023 on the following dates:
|Launch of Competition
|5 January 2023
|Closing of competition
|31 March 2023
|Submission of Projects
|2 June 2023
|15 September 2023
|Announcement of Results
|6 October 2023
For more information, please email Help-SOH@rp.edu.sg