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2018 Hot Chef Culinary Challenge2019-04-13T13:29:41+08:00

2018 Belt & Road Hot Chef Culinary Challenge

Belt & Road Hot Chef Culinary Challenge is an international competition that embraces different types of cuisine cooking under the “Hot & Spicy” theme.

2018 Belt & Road Hot Chef Culinary Challenge has brought together 80 elite chefs worldwide to improve the public knowledge of the Belt and Road culinary culture, encourage industry exchanges and promote the development of international food industry.

2018 Winners of Hot Chef Challenge

The Hot Chef Champion
Chef Chiu Kin Cheong from The Hong Kong Jockey Club

The Best Hot Chef – Halal Main Course Chef
Patrick Lau Pak Ho of Disney Hong Kong

The Best Hot Chef – Seafood Main Course
Chef Fung Ka Sing of Gleneagles Hospital

The Best Hot Chef – Meat Main Course
Chef Lo Wing Ho of The Hong Kong Jockey Club

In 2018, over 80 elite chefs from countries along the Belt & Road and rest of the world.

  • AsiaWorld-Expo
  • 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)
  • Great China Club
  • HEXA
  • Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel
  • Hoo Yai Hotel
  • InterContinental Hong Kong
  • jLo Cooking Studio
  • Junon
  • Kings’ Lodge
  • Kitchen One Cafe
  • Luk Kwok Hotel
  • MGM Macau
  • Moon Lok Chiu Chow
  • Mott 32
  • My House
  • Novotel Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
  • Regal Airport Hotel – Café Aficionado
  • Regal Airport Hotel – Dragon Inn
  • Regal Airport Hotel – Rouge
  • Regal F&B (RRH) Limited
  • Regal Hong Kong Hotel
  • Regal Kowloon Hotel
  • Regal Financial Center Hotel
  • 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)
  • The Royal Garden (Sabatini)
  • Wingor Kitchen
  • Xuhe Ya Yuen
  • 新咪咪麵工房
  • 惠賓樓大酒店
  • 柏旺餐飲‧新港鴻大酒樓
  • 嘉慶大酒樓
  • 溫哥華第一家 郝記全羊館
  • 中國·四川省·成都市·私饗意境文化

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.

Eddy Leung, Worldchefs Accredited Judge
President of Hong Kong Chefs Association
Executive Chef, Chez Ed

Chef Eddy Leung started his career 30 years ago at Gaddi’s of the Peninsular Hong Kong Hotel. He has the privilege of learning from some of the best chefs including Chef Peter Hatt and Chef Stefan Herzog for many years. From then on, he has won many awards. He is now the President of the Hong Kong Chefs Association, an international judge, and has established Chef Studio by Eddy, G7 Dinning, and Chez Ed. In 2001, Chef Eddy began his first start-up restaurant, “Poison IVY”, pioneering the private kitchen concept on delivering western food with a private kitchen set-up, leading the trend of the private kitchen development of Hong Kong. From 2004-2011, Chef Eddy served in many five-star hotels at management position, such as Ritz Carlton, Mira and Swire Hotel. In 2011, Chef Eddy went back to his own restaurant dreams. During this period, he has established his own brand including Chef Studio by Eddy, G7 Private Dinning, Prochef Concept, Lobster Bobo, and most recently, Chez Ed. He has gradually built his own little kingdom of restaurant brands, serving international and local guests, training up his team of and to promote Hong Kong’s culinary industry.

Perry Yuen, Worldchefs Accredited Judge A
President of Macau Culinary Association
Director of F&B, City of Dream, Macau

The first Chinese local chef to become the President of the Hong Kong Chefs Association in 2003, started the International Chefs Day in 2004, which has then become a celebrated annual event of the Association for the community, and established the Young Chefs Club in 2007 aiming at nurturing the next generation chefs. Chef Perry has not just made a difference in Hong Kong as one of the most prominent local born Western Chef, recognized on the culinary world platform. Before moving to Macau, he has the Executive Chef of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. For the last few years in Macau, he has been busy building the culinary profession and working closely with the local government on raising the standard of the culinary industry.

Christoph Suter, Worldchefs Judge
Executive Chef, Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley Club House

Born in Switzerland, Christoph Suter is an award winning chef who enjoys a highly successful and impressive career within well-recognized and affluent establishments.

Chef Suter completed his training and education in Switzerland. Upon graduation, he worked in various restaurants and hotels in Switzerland and Sweden from 1988 to 1992. He then started working in South Africa at The Palace of the Lost City Hotel for one year. In 1994, he worked in Conrad International Hong Kong and was promoted and transferred to Centennial Hotel in Singapore as Executive Sous Chef in 1996. Chef Suter then started his career in China in 1999 by working in Kempinski Hotel in Beijing, where he managed the opening of the first Latin restaurant “Salsa Cabana”. From 2001 to 2003, he worked as the Executive Chef in Sha Tin Clubhouse of the Hong Kong Jockey Club which is acclaimed as “The Best Membership Club in Asia”. Afterwards, he returned to Beijing and worked for The Westin Beijing, Financial Street for three years. Chef Suter rejoined the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 2006 and worked in Happy Valley Clubhouse as Executive Chef, managing the western kitchen operations and overall culinary performance. Having worked in Asia for the last 16 years and has gained valuable experience and tastes from positions in Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong combined with his classical background from Europe, he demonstrates culinary expertise across all international cuisines, creates innovative menus hailed by food lovers across the globe.

Rudolf Muller, Worldchefs Accredited Judge A
Managing Director, Angliss (HK) Ltd

Rudolf Muller joined Hong Kong Disneyland in July 2003 as its Executive Chef/Culinary Director, has over 40 years of experience as a chef, managing some of Asia’s busiest kitchens. He served for 10 years as Executive Chef for SATS Catering/Singapore Airlines and Team Manager for the Hong Kong National team in 2008, Singapore Culinary National Team, from 1998 until 2000; taking home Olympia and first runner up prizes from IKA 2000 in Erfurt Germany, first runner up honors from the 1999 Salon Culinaire in Basel, Switzerland and the 1998 World Cup from Luxembourg.

Prior to joining Singapore Airlines, Muller worked with Hilton International for 9 years in Kuala Lumpur, at the Shanghai Hilton, the Drake Hotel in Chicago and the Habour Castle Hotel in Toronto. He worked in 5 star Hotels in Banff and Calgary, and in his native Switzerland in places like Geneva, Berne, Arosa and Zurich.
He is an Honorary member WACS ( World Association of Cooks) and also on the WACS Culinary competition committee panel, a Member of the Singapore Chaine des Rotisseurs, and Vice president of the Cordon Noir Gourmet Club, member of the Disciples des Escoffier, and former President and life time member of the Hong Kong Chefs Association.

Angelo McDonnell, Worldchefs Accredited Judge
Chief Executive Officer, Food Square

Simple ingredients turn into scrumptious indulgences with Angelo McDonnell’s magic. As a chef and an author, he finds challenge in exploring the myriad culinary possibilities of specific ingredients.

Indeed, Angelo has come along way since working at a small restaurant in his native Ireland at a very young age. In his 30 years as a chef, he has sat at the helm of various kitchens in the Philippines, Canada, USA, New Zealand, and Switzerland.

He was the group executive chef of Hong Kong’s Igor’s Group, which boasts of 40 outlets, Angelo’s cuisine reflects a deep understanding of an array of cooking styles and cultures, which he has gained from his extensive travels.

An avid culinary competitor, he has won numerous cooking accolades, most recently in 2006, when he commandeered the Hong Kong Chefs Team to victory at the Singapore’s Culinary Challenge.

Angelo has also written two cookbooks, Bold Appetizers, and Hot Tomatoes that showcase his extraordinary style and passion for innovation.

Hui Mei Tak
Executive Chef, Pak Lok Chiu Chow Restaurant Group
Secretary General, Kwan Sang Catering Professional Employees Association

One of the most respected Chinese cuisine chefs locally and regionally. He started his apprentice when he was 16, some 30 plus years ago, learning everything from basic. After learning his craft and practice as a chef for 8 years, he went to his origin Chiu Chow to open a Chiu Chow restaurant from scratch. His three years in his home town has inspired him to better appreciate the many different beautiful ingredients and rich food culture, paving his number one Chui Chow chef progression. He was named best Ten Chefs in China (China Hotel) and is active in local and regional professional and community activities with the aim to develop chefs and to honor tradition cooking with creativity.

Raphaël Kinomo
Chef De Cuisine, Ritz Carlton Macau
Executive Chef, Pak Lok Chiu Chow Restaurant Group
Vice-President Of The Disciples of Auguste Escoffier International, Macau Delegation

From his youth age Raphaël clam “I want to be a chef”! From this point he spent all his energy to work in the kitchen, in 1996 he started his career at 3* Michelin Paul Bocuse as apprentice where he learn all foundation of Classic French Cuisine, from 1998 to 2004 he pursuit his learning experience with several reputed in Lyon well known as the cradle of Gastronomy.in 2004 he met his mentor Marc Veyrat 3* Michelin and elected best chef in the world. But Raphaël wants to discovery more and in 2006 decides to move to London where he met another legend Joel Robuchon where he learns rigor and precision. After 2 years in “l’Atelier de Robuchon”, in 2008 Raphaël think it’s time to take responsibility position and move to “ the fifth floor restaurant ”, Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge ( 2* at AAC guide ) LONDON U.K, then in 2009 he decide to go to Dubai as Head chef in Restaurant “La Maison” became the 2nd best restaurant in Dubai in 1 year, then move to Oman in one of the best restaurant. 2010 was a turning point for Raphaël he moved to “Artur restaurant” and was awarded Best Thailand Restaurant in both 2011 and 2012. Then 2012 he became Chef Patron Brasserie 9 asiatique ( Groupe of Bangkok Airway, and Bangkok Air Catering ) then again for 2 years Best Thailand restaurant In November 2014 Raphaël become the Chef De Cuisine for The Ritz-Carlton Café, Macau.

2018 Competition & Demonstration Schedule
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Show Date & Time

11 June 2019, 10:00 – 18:30 (Tuesday)
12 June 2019, 09:30 – 18:30 (Wednesday)
13 June 2019, 09:30 – 17:00 (Thursday)