Train-and-Place Programme

A 20-day certified culinary programme for people with physical and intellectual disabilities, individuals suffering from mental issues and the socially disadvantaged. 

Through passion for street food

  • Our trainees undergo a structured vocational F&B training, some of whom include individuals on the Autism Disorder Spectrum, suffering from polio, cerebral palsy and depression.
  • The curriculum is based on the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) system and integrated with Dignity Learn’s approach to training that further enhance the employability of our trainees in the F&B industry.
  • We pay our trainees a daily allowance and work with our industry partners to place them in jobs.
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The "What" of Learning

Presenting information and content to our trainees in different ways.


The "How" of Learning

Differentiating the ways our trainees can express what they know through practical situations where they interact with the public.


The "Why" of Learning

Stimulating their interest and motivation for learning. Getting our trainees excited to learn culinary skills.

Universal Design Learning (UDL)

Project Dignity's approach to training is based on UDL, a framework that aims to improve and optimise learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.


Making training and education accessible

We use food to teach our trainees the basics of food safety and hygiene, maintaining quality control, preparing ingredients, interacting with guests, processing payments.

On-the-Job Training

The trainees go through a 20-day programme funded by Project Dignity and supported by SG Enable. They also get a training allowance at the end of every training day.

Placement and Interviews

The trainees work with our trainers to prepare for interviews with our employment and industry partners including SPD and SG Enable .

Integration into the Workplace

We ensure our trainees are paid fair wages by their employers once they get hired. Some of them go on to work for us at Dignity Kitchen and Dignity Mama.

Meet our trainers

Holders of the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment, the team comes with years of experience in the F&B industry and are passionate about imparting not just basic culinary skills, but also life skills to our trainees.

Loy Temp

Loy Teck Wee
Head Trainer

Affectionately known to our trainees as "Uncle Loy", Loy comes with more than 40 years of culinary management and training from Bermuda, Canada, Australia, USA, and Southeast Asia.

Eng Eng Temp

Wong Eng Eng

A certified trainer for people with Autism, Eng Eng graduated from the world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu in Pastry studies. She also ran her own e-commerce pastry business.

Michelle Temp

Michelle Lim

Michelle has over 20 years of experience in the hawker, F&B, and hospitality industries. Passionate about cooking, she left Singapore Airlines to operate a coffee shop for 5 years.


Assessment interviews are conducted at Dignity Kitchen together with a Dignity Learn trainer where the candidate will be assessed based on their skills, aptitude and attitude.

Before the interview, please prepare the candidate's medical records, I/C, doctor's referral letter, and SG Enable card, if any.


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