Chef's Team from Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Wins
Restaurant Association of Singapore's Culinary Competition
|31 July 2006, Singapore: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel wins the
Chef RAS Competition 2006 facing off competition from the Society of Chinese
Cuisine Chefs on 30 July 2006. The team, comprising Pontini Sous
Chef Andrew Chan, Cold Kitchen Chef de Partie Chan Tuck Wai and lead by
Pastry Chef Amy Ng, impressed the judges with their innovative creation
of uniquely Singaporean cuisine.
(L-R) Amy Ng, Chan Tuck Wai, Andrew Chan
The team faced vigorous competition in the qualifying round and semi-final round from nine other prestigious hotels and restaurants such as the Conrad Centennial Singapore, Marina Mandarin (Peach Blossoms), Michaelangelos’ Restaurant Group, The Song of India, and Jumbo Group of Restaurants, just to list a few.
During the finals, both teams were given identical mysterious box each
containing specific key ingredients to be used in each course. Thereafter,
each team was given an hour to discuss and plan the five-course menu and
another two hours to prepare and present the dishes. The five-course menu
comprises an appetiser, soup, a fish dish, a meat dish and a dessert. The
surprise ingredients were scallop, crab and squid for appetiser, pigeon
for soup, cod fish for the fish dish, venison for the meat dish and two
choices of mangosteen, banana, sweet potato, mango and Jambu for the dessert.
“We are proud to win despite facing such strong competition. I believe it’s the synergy of our team that gave us our edge”, said team leader Chef Amy. She adds, “We all have different strengths and putting us together as one allowed us to create unique dishes that as individuals, would not have been quite as successful.”
AMY NG - EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF
Date of Birth: 28 April 1954ANDREW CHAN - SOUS CHEF, PONTINI
Date of Birth: 25 October 1970CHAN TUCK WAI - CHEF DE PARTIE
Date of Birth: 25 November 1979
In Singapore, Millennium & Copthorne International Limited manages the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Orchard Hotel, M Hotel, Copthorne King’s Hotel and Copthorne Orchid Hotel. In other Asia-Pacific, it manages The Heritage Hotel Manila in the Philippines, Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta in Indonesia, Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang and The Regent Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Millennium Seoul Hilton in Korea and the new Millennium Hongqiao Hotel Shanghai in China.
Additionally, Millennium & Copthorne International Ltd owns several other chain-managed hotels including the Grand Hyatt Taipei, the Nikko Hotel and JW Marriot Hotel in Hong Kong, Millennium Hilton Bangkok in Thailand and the new St. Regis Hotel in Singapore.
Wong Yin Yin
|Also See:||Clement Teo Appointed Executive Assistant Manager at the 538 room Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore / July 2004|
|Philip Ommen Appointed Director of Sales & Marketing Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore / June 2004|