Deepen your knowledge on Singapore's fine dining scene and be equipped with knowledge in fine dining etiquette and discover channels to obtaining information about the industry. The course also provides avenues for guides to take a proactive approach in recommending wines and basics of wine appreciation. Acquire skills in communicating information about the industry and learn the language of fine dining and be able to make reservations at fine dining restaurants for their guests. 

Course Reference No: TGS-2020501210



  • 12 May 2020
  • 7 July 2020
  • 8 September 2020

*Dates are subject to change


1 Day ; 8:30 am - 4:30pm


Singapore Fine Dining Scene is a 7 hours long modular training program, on completion of which, participants will have the knowledge and application skills in understanding the Singapore Fine Dining and be able to apply them to the workplace. The course aims to deepen tourist guides’ knowledge on Singapore fine dining scene and be introduced to celebrity Chefs and iconic restaurants’ philosophy. Guides will develop knowledge of fine dining etiquette and discover channels in obtaining information about the industry. The course also provides avenues for guides to take a proactive approach in recommending wines.

Guides will acquire skills in communicating information about the industry and learn the language of fine dining and be able to make reservations at fine dining restaurants for their guests. Not only will the guides understand the basics of wine appreciation, they will also be able to apply basic techniques to taste, examine and evaluate wine to match with selected food.


Classroom lecture: Singapore Fine Dining Scene

  • Introduction to the food & beverage industry
  • Fine dining experience
  • Latest reviews and dining scene
  • Making a reservation 


Classroom lecture: Appreciate and Pair Wine

  • Food & wine pairing
  • Apply basic wine tasting


Off-site visits: Meeting with Chefs
Attendees will be welcomed by the team from a Michelin-starred restaurant to provide an interactive session on:

  • Restaurant Philosophy & History
  • Branding & Experience
  • Executive Chef background – His inspirations & influences
  • Specific channels to make a reservation


Singapore Fine Dining Scene (For Licensed Tourist Guides Only)

Singaporeans / SPRs

Singaporeans - MCES
(Non-SME sponsored) 

(Self-Sponsored ≥21 years old)
Programme Fee SGD 180.00 SGD 180.00 SGD 180.00
Application Fee (Non-refundable) SGD 20.00 SGD 20.00 SGD 20.00
Total Fees Payable SGD 200.00 SGD 200.00 SGD 200.00
GST (7%) SGD 14.00 SGD 14.00 SGD 14.00
SSG Funding* SGD (162.00) SGD (162.00) SGD (119.00)
Net Fees Payable SGD 52.00 SGD 52.00 SGD 95.00

- Prices are subject to change.
Funding validity period is up to 31 Dec 2020.
- This is a SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) eligible programme.
- Application fee is non-refundable.
* Application through SkillsConnect / new Training Grants system.

SSG Funding - up to 80% Programme Fee 
For eligible Singaporeans and SPRs. 

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) Funding – up to 90% Programme Fee 
For eligible Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above.
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Enhanced Training Support for SMEs – up to 90% programme fee 
For SMEs that meet all of the following criteria:

1. Registered or incorporated in Singapore
2. At least 30% local shareholding by Singaporeans or SPRs
3. Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than SGD100 million
4. Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
5. Trainees must be Singaporeans or SPRs
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ADDITIONAL FUNDING (for Company-Sponsored & WSS Trainees)

Only applicable for Singaporean and Singapore PR trainees

Additional Funding* 


WSS Scheme**


WSS Scheme**





Training Allowance at $6 per hour, capped at 180 hours per WSS Eligibility Year 

 TBC   -  -  -

Enhanced Absentee Payroll, capped at $10 per hour (Valid till 31 Dec 2020) 

 -  SGD 70.00   SGD 70.00  SGD 70.00

Absentee Payroll, capped at $7.50 and $4.50 per hour for SME and Non-SME respectively 

 -   TBC  SGD 52.50   SGD 31.50

*Application through SkillsConnect / new Training Grants system.
** The Workfare Skills Support Scheme (WSS) replaces the Workfare Training Support Scheme (WTS) with effect from 1 July 2020.

Workfare Skills Support (WSS) Scheme 

  • For employed Singaporeans aged 35 years old and above and earn a monthly income of not more than SGD2,300.
  • Eligible individuals may receive Training Commitment Award; Training Allowance (for self-sponsored only).
  • Company sponsored gets Absentee Payroll up to 95% of trainee hourly basic salary.
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Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding 
A grant to help employers defray the manpower costs incurred when they send their employees for certifiable skill training during working hours. 
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  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Valid Singapore Tourist Guide License
  • Secondary Education (Secondary 2) or WPLN Level 4
  • Be able to speak, read and write English 



  • Enrolment is subject to availability and incomplete application will not be processed.
  • The programme is conducted in English and proficiency in the language is a requirement. 
  • Programme contents and all prices are subject to change.
  • Required Attire:

- White collared shirt (No see-through, sleeveless, revealing, designs or patterns)
- Black Pants (No jeans, leggings, jogging or cargo pants)
- Black covered shoes (No slippers, high heels or sports shoes)
- As per the Academy's grooming policy, hair/head accessories such as caps, hats or any other headgears are not allowed.

  • Failure to comply to grooming standards will result in non-participation.
  • Trainee who chooses to drop out prior to successful completion will be requested to pay the programme fees in full and will not be entitled to any SOAs or certificates


  • Food items from all Practical classes shall be consumed in the Academy, either during lunch or dinner time.
  • For food safety purposes, food items are not allowed to be taken home for consumption. 


1. Please ensure that all documents listed below are duly prepared:

Singaporean/SPR Applicant  
Copy of Tourist Guide License (front and back)  
Copy of NRIC (front & back)  
Company letter (if you are sponsored by company, signature required)  

2. Click here to apply. Please allow approximately 10 minutes for the online application and ensure all documents are duly completed and submitted online. Any incomplete application will not be processed.

3. Application Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Confirmation of seats is on a first come first serve basis with full payment received via online debit / credit. Alternatively, we accept NETs, local cheque and cash for local applicants; bank drafts and telegraphic transfers for international applicants. The details are as follows:

Beneficiary: At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy Pte Ltd
Bank: United Overseas Bank Limited
Branch: South Bridge Road
Bank code: 7375
Branch Code: 343
Account No: 934-342-2489

4. For successful applicants, we will email a Confirmation of Acceptance before the commencement of the programme.

5. Please be advised that full payment of administration fee and programme fee has to be made before class commencement.