[Food Review] Food Glossary, Modern Cafeteria with a Social Responsible Cause

If you always thought that eating at food court has to be noisy, crowded and be smelling of food odour, you will be surprised at this brand new cafeteria, Food Glossary, tucked on the 2nd level of JTC Summit. With a modern, no-frills concept, this food and beverage establishment caters to office workers in the vicinity of Jurong East.

This whole new concept of a modern cafeteria not only serves up food but also employs the latest technology to boost their productivity.  Read on to find out how this 400-seater cafeteria can be operated and run by a kitchen of less than 10 staffs.


Serving up a variety of local fare and Western delights from morning hours to late afternoon, you can get your coffee fix and fill your stomach with traditional breakfast sets before work. For lunch, there are healthy options like Chicken Hor Fun and Tuna Croissant with Tomato Soup or you can have a hearty Chicken Stew with Rice. Prices range of lunch main courses are very affordable, from $3 onwards.


Breakfast menu are available all day and for those want something special, they are serving Toasted Ciabatta with Signature Good Morning Nanyang Kaya which is crisp on the outside but fluffy on the inside.


Another menu item which caught my eye was the Curry Chicken Nasi Kerabu which the rice we’re blue in colour from the petals of the butterfly-pea flower.  It tastes quite the same like coconut rice except forbthe fairly mild flavour. Don’t you think it looks visually appetizing with the splash of colours?


Look at the long queue on the official day of opening!  Unlike the usual food court, diners order their food from the ordering counter and will be given a buzzer which will sound off to signal the food is ready for self-collection at the side counter.


Can’t wait to cut the queue? Yes you can do so without anyone telling you off by approaching one the self-order kiosk and make your payment via major cards at the same time.  For those who like to make your orders online and self-collect it at their counter, you may do so at foodglossary.skipque.com and receive a 10% discount for doing so.


Customers will be able to check out their order waiting list on their iPad if they made their transaction wirelessly. How brilliant for the business to cut manpower cost and making the process easy and convenient for everyone!  Maybe in the near future, there will be flying robot waiters serving you food and drinks while you’re seated at the comfort of your table!


The establishment is also partnering with South West CDC and Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to benefit the local community by re-employing mature workers living in the South West District .  By providing social and customer service skills, handling food and technology, Food Glossary has already trained the first batch of employee working within a span of two months.

Food Glossary

8 Jurong Town Hall Road #02-01, The JTC Summit, Singapore 609434


It is great to see more local businesses these days having a socially responsible touch to help the local community. Know of other businesses which contributes to the society? Comment below to lend them your support!

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