The First Belt and Road International Culinary Competition

Belt & Road 2018 Hot Chef Challenge is the first international competition that embraces different types of cuisine cooking with a ‘Hot & Spicy’ theme.

• Promoting different cuisine culture from over 73 Belt & Road countries and worldwide
• Enhancing industry communication and community knowledge of the best ingredients and food products from these countries
• Facilitating culinary exchange and interaction among the industry experts
• Gathering worldwide renowned chefs to provide learning experience and idea exchange
• Exploring more chefs with great talents and creativities
• Crowning our First Hottest Chef


Over 100 elite chefs from countries along the Belt & Road and rest of the world.

(Partial list of competitors, listed in alphabetical order) 

Association of Luthuanian Restaurant Chefs and Confectioners (LRVVKA)
Bib n Hops
Chinese Chefs Association
Chiu Ka Banquet, The Hong Kong Chinese Importers’ & Exporters’ Association
Choi Hing Lor Lor Hot Pot
Cloudland Chinese Cuisine
Courtyard Marriott Hong Kong Shatin
Disneyland Hong Kong
Double K Kitchen
Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital
Golden Cuisine
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (One Harbour Road)
Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel
Hoo Yai Hotel
InterContinental Hong Kong
jLo Cooking Studio
Kings’ Lodge
Kitchen One Cafe
Luk Kwok Hotel
MGM Macau 

Mott 32
My House
Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
Regal F&B (RRH) Limited
Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant
Royal Institute for Tourism & Hospitality
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Spicy Crab Kingdom
Studio City Macau
Studio City Macau(Pearl Dragon)
The Dot V Limited
The Excelsior, Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
The Royal Garden
The Royal Garden (Dong Lai Shun)
Wingor Kitchen


Semi-final: 27-28 June 2018 (2 days)
Final & award ceremony: 29 June 2018

Innovative and Creativity Theme – Hot and Spicy 

The Culinary and Cultural Ambassador

The distinguished Chef Martin Yan is consented to be the Culinary and Cultural Ambassador of BRIFE & 2018 Belt & Road Hot Chef Challenge.

Mr. Yan is an internationally renowned Chinese chef and a TV presenter. He has hosted more than 2,000 episodes of cooking shows globally, the world-popular gourmet show YAN CAN COOK made him to be the first TV personality to successfully introduce the Chinese food culture to the mainstream American and Canadian society. Mr. Yan will appear as a celebrity guest chef in the Competition.

Strong Supporting Partner 


Hong Kong Chefs Association (HKCA) strongly supports this competition and is the co-organizer of this competition.

HKCA has over 250 local professional chefs and is a member of the World Association of Chef’s Societies.

Authoritative Judging Panel

The competition will provide professional guidance according to the standards of World Association of Chefs’Societies. The requirements, rules and regulations and the judging criteria are based on the WorldChefs assessment criteria which are accredited by the WorldChefs Approved Judges.

Judging Members Include

• WorldChefs Approved Judges
• Celebrities Chefs
• Distinguished guests

Selective Chef Demonstration

During the competition, the organizer will invite the city’s renowned chefs to demonstrating their superb cooking skills. Providing an opportunity to the audiences for a closer look of their fabulous cooking. This is definitely a significant culinary event that you cannot be missed!

Official Refrigeration & Catering Equipment Sponsor

LOWE Rental Limited was founded in Ireland in 1977 and have grown to become the world’s leading refrigeration, catering equipment, cold room and temporary kitchen rental company. At Lowe Rental, they service all major food exhibitions, events, retailers and food producers with rental solutions and equipment sales through our strategically placed offices. They can service the rental equipment needs in refrigeration, catering equipment, cold room and temporary kitchen rental worldwide. At Lowe Rental they have an extensive and growing range of commercial display and catering equipment available, and our reputation for providing quality solutions to their customers is world renowned.

Ingredient & Kitchenware Sponsor

OASIS Giant Grouper is raised from the Hong Kong’s biggest and only indoor ocean free mariculture farm. The farm had obtained the Accredited Fish Farm Registration by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Silver Enterprise Winner under GS1 Quality Food Traceability Scheme, ISO 9001 and HACCP certifications. It also was assessed by the WWF and subsequently approved to be put on WWF-Seafood Guide’s Green recommended section under “Giant Grouper Hong Kong indoor farmed” since 2013.
Currently, Oasis Giant Grouper has been supplying to leading hotels in Hong Kong and Macau, Convention Centers, private clubs and well known restaurants on a daily basis.



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