A new record was set on Tuesday by Republic Polytechnic (RP) for making the longest strand of flavoured pasta, measuring nearly 502 metres.The green tea flavoured pasta, made by staff and students from the School of Hospitality, went to a good cause as it was donated to some 250 elderly beneficiaries.
The record-breaking event came as the school officially opened its new state-of-the-art training facilities.
The S$2.4 million training facilities will provide students with a hands-on industry environment, including an open-concept training restaurant, hotel guest rooms, front desk and a barista lab.
Valerie Yeo, a student studying a diploma in Restaurant and Culinary Operations, said: "In these new facilities, especially in the kitchen, there is a lot of industry equipment that we are using. And I'm very happy that the chefs here are willing to teach us how to use the industry equipment."
Director of RP’s School of Hospitality Albert Toh said: "It trains students on the reality of what the industry is all about -- having to make decisions and make change to things that are the norm. And this is what allows them to be able to deal with difficult situations."