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With the current pandemic situation, programme delivery is being conducted in a mixed mode which includes face-to-face classes, online and/or other modes of teaching and learning. Making reference to the latest Government guidelines on class arrangements, students are being scheduled to return to campus for face-to-face classes on a half-day basis, with a cap on student numbers. Considering the limited practical training taking place at the Institutes, TDS Training Restaurants will remain closed until further notice.
TDS will keep monitoring the situation and provide updates on relevant arrangements as appropriate. Should you require any further clarification, please contact TDS Reservations at 3717 7388 between 9:00-18:00.
We appreciate your understanding and support.
To better allocate manpower and resources, TDS encourages advance reservations and appreciates cancellation notices of at least two business days in advance.
The seemingly ordinary dining operation at our training restaurants indeed involves intricate planning behind the scenes. Our trainees constantly look forward to every serving opportunity whether it is preparing food items in the kitchen or helping our guests with their dining needs in the restaurant.
Advance reservation not only allows us to assign meaningful tasks to trainees based on predicted figures, it also helps us reduce significant amount of food waste. We are proud of our freshly-made gourmet food policy, but it would be difficult to sustain this good practice if we consistently welcome walk-in guests or accept on-the-day cancellation orders. Operating a club with an institute background gives us tremendous privileges to network with industry and pave ways for our trainees, yet it excludes us from advantages and flexibility that commercial restaurants are experiencing.
Although on-line bookings with instant confirmations are completely technologically feasible nowadays, traditional ‘reservation requests’ give our front desk trainees opportunities to practice confirming bookings with members over the phone, thereby strengthening their language and communication skills and boosting their confidence.