Basic Western Dry-Heat Dish Preparation and Cooking

TGS-2022015342 FSS-FBS-1021-1.1

About This Course

As one of the most important aspects in the role of a food service provider, it is imperative to gain understanding on the important knowledge of recognising doneness and the grasping of cooking time and temperature.

This course aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge of preparing ingredients and components of Western dry heat dishes using different types of flavouring techniques and equipment.


Course duration: 46 hours


Session: 6 Full Days;

  • Day 1 – Day 5: 9am – 6pm
  • Day 6: 9am – 4pm

Who Should Attend

Cooks, kitchen assistants, new entrants to the industry and/or people who loves to cook

What You’ll Learn

By the end of this course, you will learn how to prepare basic Western dry-heat dishes with menu-based presentations

Course Outline

The course covers the following contents:

  • Types and uses of kitchen tools and equipment
  • Principles of Western dry-heat cooking techniques
  • Types and correct proportions of ingredients and food suited for Western dry-heat cooking techniques
  • Methods and techniques for seasoning, flavouring, and marinating of food
  • Indicators of doneness
  • Importance of controlling cooking time and temperature
  • Types of condiments, herbs and spices used in Western dry-heat dishes
  • Methods of storing ingredients and finished products
  • Importance of ensuring workstations are ready in a timely manner

Course Structure

  • Methodology

    Theory, Demonstration and Hands-on

  • Assessment

    You must attain a minimum of 75% attendance in order to be eligible for the assessment.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA) in ‘Western Dry-Heat Dish Preparation and Cooking-1’ issued by SkillsFuture Singapore.

Course Fees

Full Course Fee Incl. GST S$ 1,083.02
1,2,4,6 Nett Course Fee Payable after SSG Grant, incl. GST (Singaporeans/PRs/Long Term Visit Pass Plus Holders ≥ 21 years old) S$ 324.91
3, 6 Nett Course Fee Payable after MES Grant, incl. GST (Singaporeans ≥40 years old) S$ 126.19
6, 7 Nett Course Fee Payable for SMEs, incl. GST S$ 126.19

5Absentee Payroll

Absentee Payroll rate at S$ 4.50 per hour, capped at S$ 100,000 per enterprise per calendar year

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* In accordance with the Budget 2022 announcement, the GST rate will be increased from:

(i) 7% to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023; and

(ii) 8% to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024.

9% GST will apply to full payments received by SHATEC from 1 January 2024 onwards.
Full payments received by SHATEC before 1 January 2024 will have no adjustment to the 8% GST.
Please refer to for more information on the GST rate change.

1 Singaporeans and Singapore PRs, aged 21 and above, will be eligible for up to 70% SSG funding. Funding is subjected to SSG’s prevailing corporate policies and final approval.

2Singaporeans may also utilize available funds within their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) or SkillsFuture Credits (where applicable) to offset total net course fee payable. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

3The SkillsFuture MES is for Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above.

4Training support will be extended to Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders with effect from 1 October 2021. The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens (SCs) with (i) at least one SC child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the SC sponsor is able to support the family. LTVP+ holders will be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.

5SME companies are required to log-in to Enterprise Portal for Jobs and Skills to update their SME status if they have not done so. All companies will be notified to log in to the portal to declare monthly salary and hours worked per week in order to receive Absentee Payroll.

6Companies and individuals are liable for the full course fee in the event that the SSG funding and subsidy are not approved.

7Class commencement is subjected to minimum class size met. Public holidays are excluded, where applicable

8Eligible companies can offset the additional out-of-pocket expenses with the SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC). Please refer to for more information.

Payment Mode

The following payment modes are available:

  • Bank Transfer
  • PayNow
  • Credit Card
  • Internet Banking
SHATEC Institutes Pte Ltd (UEN: 198301550C) is an appointed CET Centre by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for courses supported by SkillsFuture Credits (SFC) / funded by SSG. The funding support period for Basic Pastry Preparation (TGS-2022015371) is 30 Aug 2022 to 31 May 2025.
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