GALA DINNER TO COMMEMORATE 25TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF KDU’S SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY, TOURISM & CULINARY ARTS
Dressed in their best, the staff, members of the advisory board and alumni of the School Of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts celebrated the school’s 25th anniversary with a gala dinner at the KLCC Convention Centre on the 18th October 2012.
The night was graced with the attendance of VIPs from KDU University College, Dato’Teo Chiang Quan, the Executive Chairman of KDU University College and Datin Teh Geok Lian, the CEO of KDU Education Group. VIPs from Paramount Corporation Berhad consisted of Mr. Chan Say Yeong, the Group CEO, Ms.Chris Tay, the Corporate Affairs Director, Mr Foong Poh Seng , the Group Financial Controller, Mr Eugene Yeoh , the Group IT Manager, Mr and Mrs Ong Keng Siew , Director of PCB, Mr David Khor, Division COO, Paramount Property Development Sdn Bhd, and Mr Oh Keng Kooi , Director of Audit.
Visiting VIPs consisted of Mr Erwin Gasser and Wife - Consul, Head of Chancery, The Embassy of Switzerland, Dr Andrea and his wife - Italian Trade Commissioner, Mr and Mrs Ricky Parlanti, The School’s Advisory Board, Director of F & B, Clearwater Golf Resort, Ms Loh Tan Foong - Cultural Advisor, The Embassy of Switzerland, Ms Jaclyn Low - The School’s Advisory Board and Director of Human Resources, Le Meridien, KL, Mr Alan Mark Pryor - Deputy General Manager, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Shirley Hoo - Director of Marketing and communications, I-City.
The SHTCA has definitely made great strides and its illustrious success is capped with numerous certifications, accolades and awards, testament to the school’s delivery of quality education, also translating into achievements by its staff and students.
Maintaining its long standing partnerships with IMI University Centre (IMI), Lucerne, Switzerland and a recent collaboration with ALMA, the world’s leading educational and training center for Italian Cuisine, the University College is upholding their reputation as both a pioneer and an innovator.
25 years has made KDU one of the most recognized institutions for Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts studies in Malaysia and it is going forward with a new campus in Glenmarie, Shah Alam. “The 3 components of SHTCA’s success are students, staff and the system. The last 25 years had laid the path for the next 25,” said Ms. Kitty Lee, the Head of School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts.
At the gala dinner, SHTCA students traded chef hats for microphones and Lindsay Stacy stole the limelight with a vocal performance, winning herself RM 1,200.