By Farhan Shah
From manga to music, Japanese culture has permeated almost every facet of our lives. Singapore’s food industry is no exception with an array of Japanese-themed restaurants doing business along busy shopping belts and offering a smorgasbord of Japanese delicacies. The long queues that start springing up at the restaurants during meal times are testaments to the popularity of the ubiquitous sushi.
With establishments like Kuriya and Ichiban Sushi under its umbrella, RE&S Enterprises Pte Ltd is one of the biggest dining groups in Singapore. With more than 20 restaurants under its wing, it can be quite daunting to manage and maintain the cohesive identity of the establishments. This is where Winnie Loo comes in.
By Farhan Shah
Food and Singapore go hand-in-hand like jelly and peanut butter. Some might even say that eating is our national pastime. Many enterprises and eateries have sprung up all over the island dedicated to satiate the cavernous appetites of the most Singaporeans.
The 1-Rochester Group, seen as the ethos of cool in the industry, is one of the biggest dining enterprises in Singapore. One of the people who will be responsible for overseeing the future growth of the group is Management Associate Jonathan Teo.
Good news for those in the service industry.
The government has launched a $100 million programme to raise service standards in the retail, healthcare, F&B and hospitality sectors. Companies can now sign up with agencies like Spring Singapore to send their workers for relevant training, which will be paid for by the government.
The scheme aims to help employers to keep their staff during this downturn, and up to 50,000 workers stand to benefit from it. 14 malls and 30 companies have already signed up for the programme, known as Phase 2 of the Go the Extra Mile for Service (Gems) drive.
It's no secret that tourist arrivals have dropped due to the global financial crisis, and locals seem to be spending more conservatively. Such an initiative is thus timely, simultaneously raising service standards here and defraying costs that employers have to bear.
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