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.


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.



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