The agreement is aimed at helping establish a school of culinary arts in Riyadh to train Saudis for employment in the hospitality and F&B sectors.
The Singapore Embassy team witnessed the signing of an agreement between Modern Hospitality Company and SHATEC Global on March 13, 2022. Also witness to the signing were Saudi Ministry of Tourism Deputy Minister of Investment Attraction Mahmoud Abdulhadi, Deputy Minister of Tourism Human Capabilities Development Mohamed Bushnaq, as well as colleagues from MTI and ESG. The SHATEC team was led by CEO Lim Boon Kwee.
The collaboration between SHATEC, a school for the industry by the industry established by the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) and Modern Hospitality Company will lead to the establishment of a school of culinary arts in Riyadh to train Saudis for employment in the hospitality and F&B sectors. It will further raise standards in these sectors and contribute to human capital development in Saudi Arabia.
Established by the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) in 1983, an era which preceded structured education in hotel management in Singapore, SHATEC partnered the world-renowned Swiss École hôtelière de Lausanne to develop its earliest programmes and soon became the region’s first dedicated hotel school, training new entrants to ensure a continuous pipeline of talents for Singapore’s hospitality industry. Today, SHATEC is recognised for producing generations of accomplished hospitality professionals, entrepreneurs and renowned chefs across the globe.
A school for the industry by the industry, SHATEC has made its mark as a premium hospitality school with many of its graduates highly sought after by and holding key positions in the hospitality and tourism industry all over the world. Carrying its true brand promise that “the art of hospitality lies with the heart”, SHATEC believes every individual can succeed given the right stimuli, and provides the caring environment where aspiring professionals can thrive and grow to be their own success stories.