This course aims to equip students with the relevant and necessary competencies in culinary arts for them to perform their job roles effectively and efficiently, as well as adapt to the fast-changing / dynamic F&B work environment. These skills have also been carefully selected to promote the development or enhancement of horizontal skills for mobility within the food and beverage sector.

*Upon completion, graduate is awarded with a full qualification in WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts).

Course Reference Number: TGS-2019504281


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3 Months

This programme aims to equip and train students from basic to higher level skills in Food and Beverage Culinary Arts. It will help the students to have a strong foundation for working effectively in F&B Production environment. These skills are also essential for individuals who want to start their second career in F&B production or enhance their horizontal skill sets for mobility within the F&B sector.

This programme allows you to learn how to make large variety of Asian and Western cuisine dishes such as meat, poultry, seafood, sauces, stocks, curries, breads and rice dishes.

This programme is developed under the new Skills Framework (SFw) for Food Services; a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning.  

  • Follow Food & Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures

  • Maintain Safe and Secure Working Environment

  • Maintain Food & Beverage Production Environment

  • Prepare Equipments and Ingredients

  • Demonstrate Basic Knife skills

  • Prepare Spices, Seasonings and Marinades

  • Prepare Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts and Mushrooms

  • Prepare Basic Indian Breads 

  • Maintain Quality Control Procedures

  • Make Basic Breads

  • Make Muffins and Scones

  • Prepare Meat and Poultry for Cooking

  • Prepare Fish and Seafood for Cooking

  • Demonstrate Basic Dry Heat Cooking Methods

  • Demonstrate Basic Moist Heat Cooking Methods

  • Prepare Basic Western Stocks and Soups

  • Prepare Western Foundation Sauces

  • Prepare Cold Plates and Garnishes

  • Prepare Pasta

  • Solve Problems and Make Decisions at Operations Level

  • Cultivate a Productivity and Innovative Mind-set

  • Interact with and Serve Food and Beverage Customers

WSQ Higher Certificate in Food Services (Culinary Arts)

Singaporeans / SPRs 

International Students 

Programme Fee 

SGD 10,500.00  SGD 10,500.00  

SSG Funding 

(SGD 9,450.00)  -

Net Programme Fee  

SGD 1,050.00

SGD 10,500.00

Application Fee (Non-Refundable) 

SGD 100.00 

SGD 100.00 

Starter Kit 

SGD 1,445.00 

SGD 1,445.00  

Admin Fee 

SGD 200.00 

SGD 400.00 

Medical Insurance 

SGD 45.00 

SGD 45.00 

Fee Protection Scheme 


SGD 86.73 

Total Fees Payable  

SGD 2,840.00 

SGD 12,576.73 

GST (7%) 

SGD 198.80 

SGD 880.77 

Net Fees Payable 

SGD 3,038.80 

SGD 13,457.10

- Prices are subject to change.
- SSG Funding up to 90% programme fee is for all eligible Singaporeans and SPRs. Funding validity period is up to 30 Jun 2021.
- This is a SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) eligible programme.
- Application fee (non-refundable) is due upon submission of application form
- Note 1: Starter Kit includes Knife & Tool Set, Textbooks, Student Uniform Set (2 sets of uniform, 1 pair of safety shoes, 2 aprons and 2 kitchen towels)
- Note 2: The same starter kit is used for Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma level. Students only need to purchase once. 

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 

 SGD 1,080.00   -  -  -

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

 - SGD 3,705.00  SGD 3,705.00  SGD 3,705.00  

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

 -  SGD 3,508.64  SGD 2,778.75  SGD 1,667.25 

*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 SGD500 Training Commitment Award; Training Allowance (for self-sponsored only).
  • Company sponsored gets Absentee Payroll up to 95% of trainee hourly basic salary.
  • Visit wsg.gov.sg for more information.

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. 
Visit skillsconnect.gov.sg for more information. 


SkillsFuture Qualification Award 
Under the SkillsFuture Qualification Award, all Singaporean workers will receive:
- SGD200 upon completion of the following WSQ full qualifications: Advanced Certificate, Higher Certificate and below.
- SGD1,000 upon completion of the following WSQ full qualifications: Diploma, Specialist Diploma and above.

Visit skillsfuture.sg for more information.

SkillsFuture Study Awards 
SGD5,000 Study Awards for early and mid-career Singaporeans who are committed to developing and deepening their skills and have relevant working experience in Food Services sector.
Visit skillsfuture.sg for more information.

At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy is partnering with these financial institutions:

POSB Further Study Assist 

  • Lower interest rates of 4.38% p.a. with 2.5% processing fee
  • Flexible repayment period up to 10 years that best suit your needs
  • Visit posb.com.sg for more information


OCBC FRANK Education Loan

  • Low interest rate of 4.5% per year
  • Three flexible repayment options
  • Visit frankbyocbc.com for more information
  • Passion for Culinary Arts 
  • At least 16 years old
  • Completed Secondary 3 education with a minimum pass of 5 subjects including English
  • No working industry experience is required
  • Required to undergo a panel interview and online profile test
  • Enrolment is subject to availability and incomplete applications 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.
  • 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.
  • The following items are compulsory and must be purchased before commencement of programme:
    • Medical Insurance,
    • Fee Protection Scheme.
  • Food items from all practical session 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.
  • Students are required to meet the following criteria in order to obtain their relevant certificates: 

a. Minimum attendance of 90% and above;

b. Pass all assessments required by the programme; 

c. Abide to the student code of conduct.

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

International Applicant Singaporean/SPR Applicant
Copy of Passport Copy of highest educational qualification (Certificate / Transcript) & Official Translation (if not in English)
Recent Passport-sized colour photograph (taken against plain white background) NS Certificate of service completion and transcript(for male applicants only)
Copy of highest educational qualification (Certificate / Transcript) & Official Translation (if not in English) Resume / Curriculum Vitae (with names & contact info of at least 2 Referees) (please click here for the template)
Resume / Curriculum Vitae (with names & contact info of at least 2 Referees) (please click here for the template)  
Student Pass Form (please click here for the form  
Birth certificate and translation (if not in English)  
Proof of financial support  

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. Pay online by credit/debit card for the Application Fee only. Alternatively, we accept NETs, local cheque 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. Complete the online Talent/Personality Test in the Online Application.

5. We will contact the shortlisted applicant within 7 working days for an interview either face-to-face or via webcam if you are an international applicant.

6. After the interview, your application will be submitted to the Admission Board for review. We will notify you within 3 weeks via email.

7. For successful applicants:

International and Local Student without SSG Funding

  • At-Sunrice will courier the original copy of the Advisory Note, Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and Student’s Contract to your home address.
  • At-Sunrice will apply for a Student Pass from the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority of Singapore (ICA).
  • In accordance to ICA regulations, the Student Pass application can only be processed 2 months prior to the programme commencement.

Singaporean/SPR with SSG Funding

  • Applicants accepted into At-Sunrice's certificate and/or diploma programmes will receive a copy of the Advisory Note, Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and/or Standard PEI Student Contract via email. The student will then be invited to the Academy on a scheduled date to sign the original documents.

8. Please be advised that the nett fees payable should be paid within 10 working days upon signing of the Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and student contract.

9. Training Quality and Outcomes Measurement Survey (TRAQOM) by SkillsFuture Singapore

SSG will conduct the two post-course evaluation surveys in the following manner:

  • The Quality Survey will be conducted after the course end date through an electronic survey. The survey will be emailed to the trainee through SSG’s central survey system.
  • The Outcomes Survey will be administered once a year through a contracted vendor. The survey will be sent to shortlisted trainees who have completed their full qualification course(s) or CU(s).
  • Trainee is to provide your personal email and phone number for SSG to conduct the surveys.
  • All corporate companies registering their staff for training are to avoid using centralized corporate email and have to use their staff email and phone number for SSG to conduct the surveys.