Gala Dinner, which is an annual activity of semester 5 students of Swiss German University’s Hotel & Tourism Management department, was successfully held on December 2, 2018 at Alila Hotel Jakarta. The Gala Dinner event is a showcase for students, to apply their knowledge about organizing MICE event, food and beverage production, and the service practical they have learned in the previous semesters. In addition, this event is also an appreciation from students to their parents, who have supported their study at SGU.

This year’s theme, La Vie En Rose, is taken as an illustration of timeless living beauty in happiness. As the last event before the fifth semester students depart to conduct their second internship activity abroad, the Gala Dinner is expected to provide an intimate impression and also happiness between the students and their parents. Together, the committee prepared the concept of the event, food choices, and venue decoration, so that the intimacy and gratitude to their parents can be conveyed deeply and memorable.

The event was opened by the Head of Hotel and Tourism Management department, Munawaroh Zainal, M.M., and continued with remarks by the General Manager of Le Vie En Rose, Alexander Patrick Pantoro. In her remarks, Mrs. Munawaroh mentioned about how hard the effort from the students to prepare and present the best Gala Dinner, as their gratitude for their parents. She also conveyed her appreciation for support from the parents in trusting SGU as their choice for their children to study.

The menus served during the gala dinner were potato cream soup served with vegetables lavoush for appetizer, and seared young chicken breast served with mashed potatoes, with wild mushrooms and tomato cherry for the main course. Continued with vanilla cheese cake tulles serve with pistachio tulles and raspberry sorbet for the dessert.

Hopefully, all knowledge and experience the students gained during their study at SGU could be applied well in their internship abroad and also when entering the real working environment.