9 - 10 Nov 2018
To celebrate the grand opening of the International Culinary Institute (ICI), ICI presented two wine-related educational events in collaboration with Hong Kong Trade Development Council, namely Wine Pairing Station and Wine Clinic, at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair to deepen public knowledge in wine. Students of ICI prepared three snacks of different countries for participants to learn the basics on food and wine pairing. A large number of wine lovers attended the Wine Clinic and learnt practical knowledge and common tips on wine. Furthermore, a Sherry and Chinese Cuisine Pairing Class was organised to educate food and beverage professionals on Sherry wine and Chinese cuisine pairing.
1 - 2 Nov 2018
The Info Day of HTI, CCI and ICI was held on 1 and 2 Nov 2018. During the two-day event, 2000 some visitors including secondary school students and teachers, industry professionals and the general public enjoyed a fun-filled day at the VTC Pokfulam Complex and the newly opened ICI campus. They toured around the training facilities, learnt about the training programmes offered by the three institutes and enjoyed an array of interactive games and tasty food prepared by students.
31 Oct 2018
The 10th Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau and Chengdu (GHMC) Youth Skills Competition was hosted in Macau on 31 Oct, where students from the four regions displayed the skills and knowledge they learnt and be motivated through the competitions. Yu Pui Kei, graduate of Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI)’s Diploma in Food and Beverage Operations programme won a bronze award in the Restaurant Service category and Chan Yin Wah, graduate of International Culinary Institute (ICI)’s Diploma in Bakery, Pastry and Confectionery programme won a silver award in the Patisserie and Confectionery category. Chan is also selected as the Outstanding Hong Kong Competitor
25 Jul 2018
ICI and HTI students won in the competition trades of Restaurant Service and Cooking of the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 and attended the Prize Presentation Ceremony on 25 July. Further training will be given to the winning students to prepare them to represent Hong Kong in the biennial Guangzhou/Hong Kong/Macao/Chengdu Youth Skills Competition and the WorldSkills Competition.
18 Jul 2018
Mr Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of HKSAR visited ICI, CCI & HTI on 18th July and joined the students, who were learning food and wine pairing, in the Wine Laboratory. Mr Chan emphasized that Hong Kong’s wine industry has played a key role in the catering and tourism industry. He encouraged our students to enhance their wine knowledge in order to support Hong Kong’s position as an international wine and dine destination.
9 - 11 May 2018
Students of HTI, CCI and ICI participated in the Gourmet Asia 2018 which was held from 9-11 May. While HTI students presented a fabulous catwalk featuring hotel, restaurant and chef uniforms and provided catering services for the VIP guests at the Gourmet Tasting Restaurant for 3 consecutive days, ICI students attended a culinary demonstration by Chef Raphael Kinimo, Chef de cuisine Ritz Carlton Café Macau. Furthermore, CCI & ICI hosted 2 seminars - “Road to Success: The Chefs Stories” and “The Path to a Michelin Star” with outstanding alumni as panel speakers and attracted a lot of industry partners to join.
21 & 22 April 2018
WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition 2018 – Restaurant Service was held at the VTC Pokfulam Complex for 2 consecutive days. During the competition, competitors were required to demonstrate extensive knowledge in international cuisine, beverages and wines. Nine HTI students joined the competition. The winner will receive training and represent Hong Kong to compete in the biennial Guangzhou/Hong Kong/Macao/Chengdu Youth Skills Competition and the 45th WorldSkills Competition in 2019.
18 Apr 2018
Austrian chef Peter Schmuck and wine specialist, Mr Ljubo Vuljaj, from the Vocational school of Tourism Bad Gleichenberg visited ICI and HTI on 19 April and hosted an Austrian Pastry demonstration and wine seminar for students to enhance their skills and knowledge on Austrian pastries and the diversity of Austrian wine.
3 Feb 2018
In collaboration with K11, HTI, ICI and CCI participated in the “Food Culture from Inside Out” event which aimed to promote culinary cultures at large. HTI graduate and professional sommelier, Sam Chong, ICI Programme Manager (Food Science), Waynie Cheng, and CCI graduate, Paul Wong spoke on different topics at the seminars. HTI and CCI students also conducted cocktails and dumplings demonstration respectively during the event.
1-4 Feb 2018
HTI, ICI and CCI participated in the 4-day HKTDC Education and Careers Expo 2018 to provide the public with the latest programme information. Instructors and students from 3 institutes showcased their professional skills and knowledge through various interesting and interactive demonstrations and activities.
18 Jan 2018
Principals, THS teachers and career masters from secondary schools visited VTC Pokfulam Complex for a briefing on the latest programmes, articulation and career pathways for students. They also sampled the snacks prepared by our culinary students.
7 Dec 2017
HRH Prince of Sweden, Carl Philip, visited VTC Pokfulam Complex and met with Dr Clement Chen, BBS, JP, Chairman and Mrs Carrie Yau, GBS, JP, Executive Director of VTC on 7 Dec.
The guests enjoyed a Swedish luncheon prepared by ICI students under the guidance of Swedish guest chef, Chef Benny Adle. HTI students also showed their talents by providing professional catering service.
9 - 11 Nov 2017
HKTDC “Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair 2017” was held from 9 to 11 Nov at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. HTI students from Diploma in Food and Beverage Operations have not only performed cocktail mixing demonstrations to the public, but also supported the wine tasting seminars by providing catering services. A seminar on how collaboration with wine suppliers can improve F&B operation efficiency was hosted by an experienced HTI graduate and a wine expert.
Diploma in Catering with Event Management students also participated in the event by providing customer service such as entrance arrangement and event promotion to visitors.
26 - 29 Oct 2017
“Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival 2017” organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board was held from 26 to 29 October at Central Harbourfront. While food and beverage students of the Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) provided catering services at the event, culinary students from the Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and International Culinary Institute (ICI) prepared delectable finger foods and proposed wine-matching tips for the guests.
10 - 19 Mar 2017
Hotel & Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) & International Culinary Institute (ICI) participated in the Hong Kong Flower Show the first time ever this year. The demonstrations by instructors and students showed how flowers can be applied to culinary and tea art as well as sugar sculpting to enhance dining pleasure.
23 - 26 Feb 2017
Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and International Culinary Institute (ICI) participated in the HKTDC Education and Careers Expo. Students shared their fruit of learning by staging various performances including the preparation of cartoon buns, vegetable carvings, Roti Prata, glass terrarium and cocktail mixing.
15 - 16 Feb 2017
HTI/CCI/ICI hosted a fun-filled Open Day at the VTC Pokfulam Complex. The two-day event received close to 3,000 visitors including secondary school students and teachers, industry professionals and the general public. The visitors toured the training facilities, learnt about the training programmes offered by the 3 institutes and enjoyed an array of interactive games and tasty food prepared by students.
30 Nov 2016
Headed by H.R.H. Princess Birgitta of Sweden, the Swedish delegation which comprised representatives from Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SESS) of Sweden visited the CCI, ICI and HTI.
They met with the VTC representatives and enjoyed the snacks prepared by the students, followed by a tour of the institutes to learn more about the vocational and professional training and education in Hong Kong.
27 - 30 Oct 2016
Around 40 F&B and culinary students participated in the “Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival 2016” organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board at Central Harbourfront. While the F&B students provided catering services at the Tasting Theatre, culinary students from the Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and International Culinary Institute (ICI) showcased their culinary skills at the Best of the Best Corner. A total of eight different food items were created for food lovers.
26 Feb 2016
Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) and International Culinary Institute (ICI) hosted a fun filled Open Day at the VTC Kowloon Bay Complex. Instructors and students from the programmes of Food Preparation (Western), Food and Beverage, Front Office and Housekeeping showcased a range of demonstrations and exhibited the Institute’s facilities, in addition to a number of interactive game booths!
2 - 3 Feb 2016
2 consecutive Open Days were held at the VTC Pokfulam Complex by the Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and International Culinary Institute (ICI). The Open Days were filled with fun and interesting activities, including a range of student demonstrations, food tasting interactive games, guided tours prepared for students and the public.
28 - 31 Jan 2016
Hotel and Tourism Institute(HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute(CCI) and International Culinary Institute(ICI) advised participants of TDC Education and Careers Expo on study pathways and career opportunities . Outstanding alumni of CCI and ICI also joined hands in sharing culinary industry insights and their success stories at the “Careers Theme Day: Culinary & Bakery” on 28 January 2016.
14 Nov - 5 Dec 2015
Instructors, students and alumni from Hotel Tourism Institute, Chinese Culinary Institute and International Culinary Institute demonstrated culinary and cocktails mixing skills to the public at “Lok Fu FoodFest” organized by LINK. The activity has provided a platform for students and alumni to showcase the fruit of their hard work as well as for the Institutes to enhance public awareness.
22 - 25 Oct 2015
A total of 57 students from Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and International Culinary Institute (ICI) demonstrated their professional Chinese and Western culinary arts and quality catering service to the guests, industry and public in Wine and Dine Festival hosted by Hong Kong Tourism Board from 22 to 25 October 2015. The students enjoyed this significant event and obtained valuable experience.
16 May 2015
Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) joined the VTC Programme Selection Info Day on 16 May, 2015 at the campus of HKDI in Tseung Kwan O to provide first-hand programme information to the Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) candidates. The event was welcomed by students, parents and teachers.
6 - 9 May 2015
Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and International Culinary institute (ICI) took part in HOFEX, Asia’s biggest food and hospitality tradeshow. The institutes showcased the skills of the students and introduced hospitality and catering practitioners to the latest training programmes at the VTC booth.
5 - 8 Feb 2015
Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and International Culinary institute (ICI) jointly participated in the HK Education and Career Expo at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The annual event provided information of the Institutes to students, school-leavers and those who wish to further study and advance in their careers.
28 - 29 Jan 2015
The Open Day of Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and International Culinary institute (ICI) at the Pokfulam complex was a great success. The event was well-attended by visitors including students, teachers, parents and the general public, during which they toured around the training facilities, learned about different programmes of the institutes, enjoyed culinary demonstrations and delicious snacks prepared by the students.
30 Oct - 2 Nov 2014
Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and International Culinary institute (ICI) participated in the popular Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, providing students with opportunities to advance their Chinese and Western culinary knowledge.