******** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMNET ********
Considering the latest development of the COVID-19, all member institutes of the Vocational Training Council (VTC) are to suspend face-to-face classes on campus from 16 July 2020. As such, TDS Training Restaurants will be closed until further notice.
Should you require any further clarification, please contact TDS reservations at 3717 7388 between 9:00-18:00.
We appreciate your understanding and support.
★☆★ Special Membership Renewal Scheme ☆★☆
Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent suspension of training activities, the training restaurants have not been accessible to TDS members since 29 January 2020. Having sought the endorsement from the TDS Executive Committee and the subsequent approval at the council, we are much delighted to initiate a one-off membership validity extension of 5 months upon renewal of eligible paid membership as a gesture of goodwill.
This scheme is applicable to Ordinary/Associate/Corporate memberships of validity between 1 January 2020 and 28 February 2021. Upon renewal submission anytime from now until 28 February 2021 (i.e. date on postmark should not be later than 28 February 2021), membership would be renewed with a 17-month validity covering a 12-month membership plus a 5-month extension.
Submissions later than 28 February 2021 will not be considered eligible for the captioned scheme.
Thank you for walking the journey with us during this challenging period. We greatly value your support and sincerely appreciate your understanding.
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.