School of Hospitality

Singapore's status as a top leisure and business destination is globally acknowledged, fuelling the growing demand for chefs, service personnel and Food & Beverage staff. Aptly so, the School of Hospitality (SOH) plays a pivotal role as the industry copes with ever increasing expectations.  

SOH is College West's niche school. It offers various hospitality-related courses at the Technical Diploma, Higher Nitec and Nitec levels to support the fields of Culinary Arts, Pastry and Baking, Food & Beverage and Hotel Operations.  

SOH is also well-placed to produce skilled graduates who would be first-choice employees in the hospitality industry.  

Take a look at our facilities below for a more authentic impression!

Key Training Facilities 

Crema West & Barista Training Centre
(Blk 1 Level 4)

Crema West is operated by students from the Nitec in Food & Beverage Operations course. The 40-pax café-style concept enterprise allows students to gain insights into café operations.

It also has a Barista Training Centre where students can fine-tune their barista skills. Seminars, coffee appreciation courses and barista competitions are also conducted here.

Crema also offers an assortment of made-to-order gourmet sandwiches and delectable In-house pastries.

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Hotel West (Blk 2 Level 6)

Hotel West is a fully-functional 22-room training hotel.
It is operated by our team of students and staff from the Higher Nitec in Hospitality Operations course.

In this course, our students are trained to handle daily transactions at the Front Office, Executive Lounge and Housekeeping departments. This will prepare them adequately for their internships and careers in the hotel industry when they graduate.

Hotel West offers one Junior suite and 21 Deluxe rooms. All rooms are fully equipped with amenities such as an LCD TV, Wi-Fi, in-room safe, complimentary coffee making facilities and a well-stocked bathroom.                  

Training Kitchen - Hybrid Training Kitchen
(Blk 2 Level 3)

The Hybrid Training Kitchen allows students from the Nitec and Higher Nitec in Pastry & Baking to engage in classroom-based and kitchen practical-based learning through the configurable furniture.

Students are also able to acquire a deeper knowledge of the pastry and baking techniques in pastry and baking, decorations, confectionery and contemporary desserts. 

They are also able to conduct product R&D, nutrition and sensory analysis to design new menus and create customised pastry & baking products.

 

Training Kitchens - La Vie (Blk 2 Level 4) and La Gloire (Blk 2 Level 3)

La Vie and La Gloire are purpose-built training kitchens. They are fully equipped with workstations that include burners, ovens, under-counter chillers, combi-ovens and salamanders.

La Vie has a training capacity for 20 Nitec in Western Culinary Arts students. The students can collaborate and prepare for events and projects with the flexible set-up in La Vie.

La Gloire has 16 individual workstations and one island concept workstation serving students from the Technical Diploma in Culinary Arts with Restaurant Management. The kitchen is wired with cameras to provide ‘live’ feed on the on-goings in the kitchen direct to the dining guests in the fine dining restaurant, Chez West.

 

Training Kitchen - Patisserie (Blk 2 Level 4)

Patisserie is a satellite-training kitchen with a training capacity for 20 students. 

It is equipped with six island-style workstations and state-of-the-art equipment such as combi-oven, blast freezer and heavy-duty mixers.

It provides a versatile learning environment for our students from the Nitec in Pastry & Baking to learn the techniques to prepare a range of cakes, desserts, pastries, chocolates and bakery products.

 

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Training Restaurant - Amber West (Blk 2 Level 4)

Amber West provides students in Nitec in Food & Beverage Operations a real industry-operational environment.

Students serve real customers and face the realities of day-to-day running of a restaurant for both lunch and dinner operations.

Amber serves a variety of cuisines, accommodating different concepts of service including tableside and buffet style. It has a seating capacity for 60 diners within its main dining area and can accommodate up to 12 persons in a private dining room that is available upon special request.

 

Training Restaurant - Chez West (Blk 2 Level 3)

Chez [pronounced ‘shay’] West simply means ‘At West’. It is a training restaurant for the Technical Diploma in Culinary Arts students.

A joint collaboration with the prestigious French culinary school, Institut Paul Bocuse, Chez West provides a perfect teaching environment in culinary savoir-faire. Students here are taught the fundamental and modern cooking techniques as the restaurant serves both classical and haute cuisines at very affordable prices. 

Cooking events are offered in tandem with the curriculum, which sees an array of diversity from a la carte cooking to banqueting, buffet and themed restaurant concepts.

 

Training Restaurant - Topaz West (Blk 2 Level 4)

Topaz West is a western cuisine training restaurant with a seating capacity of up to 30 diners.

Students in Nitec in Western Culinary Arts and Nitec in Food & Beverage Operations learn the basics of Restaurant Service, Beverage Service and Tableside Service here.

The set up at Topaz is versatile. It can simulate a fine dining restaurant and it could also be used as a classroom.

Vine West (Blk 2 Level 1)

Vine West provides students from the Nitec in Food & Beverage Operations course with an authentic wine and beverage training venue. 

It is designed with a fully stocked bar and a walk-in wine chiller that supports students’ understanding of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. 

It also supports short courses on wine appreciation, which focuses on basic wine tasting, wine service and general food and wine pairing for the public.

 

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Other School of Hospitality facilities:

  • Cinnamon and Sage Demo Kitchens (Blk 2 Level 4)
  • Qin Yin Chu (Blk 2 Level 3)