Seedlings Program

Plant a seed - change a life

Seedlings Dinner


From Tuesday to Thursday | 6:00 to 9:00PM | Azura restaurant
With the aim of creating a practical environment where Seedling trainees can practice what they have learned and build their confidence in restaurant operations, the Seedlings dinner featured a d’hote menu with high-quality Vietnamese food.


The Seedlings Program is a vocational training program launched by Laguna Lăng Cô, under Banyan Tree group to provide training and job opportunities for disadvantaged local youth (18 – 24 yrs) and to give them the necessary skills to forge a successful career in the hospitality industry.

The program first started in 2015, in which the selected students receive specialist training in either kitchen or front of house service, together with regular classes in English and life skills. In 2018, the program was extend to housekeeping and spa for disadvantaged young adults who wish to enter the hospitality industry by a route other than F&B.


In 2018: Seedlings has achieved:

  • 6 completed training course
  • 54 graduated trainees (100% employed)
  • 12 recruited trainees working in service and kitchen field from 2017
  • 23 new recruited trainees working in service, kitchen, spa and housekeeping field



In 2019:  Saw the graduation of 17 trainees of Seedlings Batch 8 in April and 21 trainees of Batch 9 in October. All of them were offered with job opportunities to work at Food & Beverage, Kitchen, Spa and housekeeping departments at Laguna Lang Co.

In addition to English and on-job trainings, soft skills trainings on various topics like team work, time management, leadership, stress management, etc. were organized once per week to these seedling trainees so that they will be capable of communicating and working well with guests and colleagues.