KDU Hosts Indonesian Culinary Students For F&B Workshop

Chocolate Workshop facilitated by KDU’s Chef Siti Intan Iereonisha Mohd Mustapa Shah (centre in white) with a group of students from Tristar Institute Academy of Culinary and Pastry. Barista Workshop facilitated by KDU’s Barista Trainer, Lucas Looi Mun Hoe (Centre in brown) with the group of students.
Sugar Crafting Workshop with Chef Hamirudin Nazir (Second from right) assisted by a student helper from KDU and the group of students from Tristar Institute.  
KDU’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) recently hosted Tristar Institute, Academy of Culinary and Pastry, Indonesia at its Utropolis Glenmarie campus for an exclusive food and beverage workshop, and to experience KDU’s state-of-the-art facilities and tutoring from leading experts in the culinary industry.
The entourage from Tristar, comprised of 19 students accompanied by their respective lecturers, spent three days at KDU for the F&B workshop which consisted various culinary sessions, facilitated by KDU chefs and lecturers. This included Chef Siti Intan Iereonisha Mohd Mustapa Shah’s Chocolate Workshop, Mr. Lucas Looi’s  Barista Workshop, as well as Chef Hamirudin Nazir’s Sugar Crafting Workshop. The three-day intensive tutoring by the facilitators from KDU provided the students with insightful learning experiences and motivational drive to encourage them to strive even harder in attaining their goal to become successful chefs in this fascinating F&B industry that we all know and love.
Mr. Yeremia Soebandi, a lecturer at Tristar Institute, commented, “We sincerely hope that attending such workshop would instil the passion and desire in students to persevere and be driven to further their studies in the culinary industry to the highest level.”  He further added, “One of the objectives of our participation in this workshop is to let the students experience hands-on activities that they can attempt by themselves and harness their understanding via practical training with the facilitators here at KDU.”
It was indeed a wonderful experience for both parties to have managed to arrange for such event where both KDU University College and Tristar Institute could benefit tremendously from each other, thus strengthening the bond that they already have in the first place.
Fellicia Kristanto, a 1st year student of the Tristar institute in Pastry stated, “I consider ourselves lucky to be selected for this wonderful and very educational trip as we get to experience the learning facilities which are not yet available in Indonesia.” She also mentioned, “I personally appreciate the learning environment that KDU has prepared for the students which could be pivotal in expanding the potential that students may have and even consider calling this institute as my second home apart from the friendly community that we have here, the lecturers are indeed really helpful.”
Moreover, Stefvanie, a final year student in Pastry stated, “I really hope that all of us students could fully utilise the opportunity given to sharpen and hone our skills and understanding in the culinary industry and not stop there once we finished our studies. I believe that our learning process should never stop growing in order to arm ourselves with more knowledge and experience that could help us to be the best.”