Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How to obtain an application form for a canteen stall?

    Vacancy of canteen stalls is usually published on MOE School Canteen Website. An applicant may

    • request for the application form to be sent to him/her over the phone (DID: 68722220);
    • collect the form from
      Customer Service Centre,
      Ministry of Education, Singapore
      1 North Buona Vista Drive
      Singapore 138675; or
    • download the application form from the MOE Canteen website
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  2. Where to submit the applicant form?

    Applications to new schools can be sent by post or handed in to:

    Customer Service Centre,
    Ministry of Education, Singapore
    1 North Buona Vista Drive
    Singapore 138675

    Applications to existing schools ought to be sent directly to the relevant school.

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  3. What is the main criterion for the selection of a canteen stallholder?

    The main criterion for the selection of stallholder is the suitability to run and manage the stalls. Applicants are expected to:

    • Able to provide food and drinks that meet the health/nutritional standards set by Health Promotion Board;
    • Able to provide good service and quality food at reasonable prices;
    • Able to observe a high standard of personal and food hygiene
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  4. Is financial hardship the main criterion?

    While financial hardship cases will be given due consideration, the primary consideration is the suitability and ability of the applicants.

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  5. Will applications be considered on a first-come-first serve basis?

    No. Only the most suitable candidates who can meet the selection criteria will be considered.

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  6. What are the rates of rental for a canteen stall?

    Monthly rental for a canteen stall ranges from $5 to $15 depending on the school population.

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  7. Will the applicants be informed of the outcome of their application?

    The school concerned will inform applicants on the outcome of their application.

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  8. Can the applicant have a choice of the type of stall that he would like to operate?

    Applicants to new schools can indicate their choice on the application form. Existing schools will specify the type of stall vacancies they have available.

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  9. Who is the approving authority on the appointment of stallholders?

    The School Canteen Committee will decide on the selection of stallholders

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  10. Can an application be made for a canteen stall at ITE / Polytechnics through MOE?

    Applications for a canteen stall at ITE / Polytechnics should be made to these institutions directly.

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  11. What is the validity period of the Canteen Agreement?

    The canteen agreement is valid for 1 year or 2 years. The agreement may be renewed subject to the decision of the School Canteen Committee.

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