Skills Framework for Food Services

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What Is it?

The Skills Framework (SFw) is a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning, and is an integral component of the Food Services Industry Manpower Plan.

Jointly developed by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), Workforce Singapore (WSG), and the SPRING Singapore, together with industry associations, education intuitions, training providers, organisations and unions, the Skills Framework for Food Services provides useful information on:

  • Sector information;

  • Career pathways;

  • Occupations and job roles;

  • Existing and emerging skills; and

  • Training programmes for skills upgrading and mastery.

Who Is It For?

Individuals who wish to join or progress within the Food Services sector, to assess their career interest, identify relevant training programmes to upgrade their skills and prepare for the desired job roles.

Employers will be able to recognise these skills and invest in training their employees for career development and skills upgrading.

Training providers can gain insights on sector trends, existing and emerging skills that are in demand, and design programmes to address the industry needs accordingly.

How Does It Work?

The SFw for Food Services contains information on trends, career pathways, occupations, job roles, skills and competencies and training programmes.


(i) Sector Information

This section provides information on the SFw for Food Services, including information on trends and workforce profiles in the sector. 


(ii) Career Pathways

The Career Pathways show the possible options for vertical and lateral progression for advancement and growth. Four (4) tracks have been identified (i) Beverage Service, (ii) Food and Beverage Service, (iii) Pastry and Baking and (iv) Culinary Arts, which encompass 30 job roles.

Click the following link to download the Career Pathways for the Food Services sector. [PDF (PDF, 31.28 KB)]


(iii) Skills Map

The Skills Maps covers a total of 30 job roles, critical work functions, key tasks and skills and competencies aligned to the four tracks.

(a) View the Occupations/Job Roles under the SFw for Food Services

Click on the tracks listed below to download the Skills Map for each track.

           Beverage Service


(c) View the Training Programmes for Critical Core Skills (previously known as Generic Skills and Competencies or GSCs)

These are programmes through which individuals can acquire the Critical Core Skills (CCS), which are transferable and can be applied across sectors. The CCS facilitate employability by supporting individuals in acquiring relevant Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for various job roles in different sectors. Please visit this link to access the list of CCS training programmes offered by the Institutes of Higher Learning.

For more information on Training Programmes, please visit the respective training providers’ websites or