NYP students to get a taste of running their own restaurant on campus

Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) students can look forward to running their restaurant on campus from April this year.

This will give final-year students a taste of what it is like to work in the food and beverage industry.

The 120-seater restaurant, set up by the polytechnic's School of Business Management and School of Chemical and Life Sciences, will serve fusion cuisine.

Students studying for their diploma in Food and Beverage Business, will design the menu with their lecturers.

The restaurant will also be the first student-run outfit in NYP.

They will be in charge of cooking, and serving the customers, under the guidance of their lecturers.

The 44 students in the programme will spend a semester - which lasts for six months - at the restaurant.

Mrs Gina Tay-Weers, 43, who is the course manager at the School of Business Management, said that this initiative will train students to be "restaurant entrepreneurs" because it is a "hybrid of business and culinary training".