Saturday, October 12, 2019


Also known as the Malaysian Battle of the Chefs, Culinaire Malaysia attracts over 1,500 entries with the participation of a thousand culinary professionals competing in various trade and skill competitions over a 3-day period.
Young and experienced chefs as well as culinary arts students put their know-how and skills to the test in every conceivable category; from fruit/vegetable carving and mixology to barista artistry and hot cooking.
After the gruelling rounds, the jubilant victors were presented with medals, trophies, mock cheques and recognition certificates in a glittering prize-giving dinner held at W Hotel Kuala Lumpur this year. MOCAT Secretary-General Datuk Isham Ishak was the guest-of-honour in attendance. Also present was Culinaire Malaysia 2019 organising chairperson and chairperson for Malaysia Association of Hotels (MAH) Perak Chapter, Maggie Ongand her committee.
One of the few regional competitions endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) and the International Food & Beverage Assocation, the event serves to uphold and raise the bar for those in the hotel and F&B sectors. Over the years, Culinaire Malaysia has even drawn participants from Asean and Asian countries to compete. Congratulations to the winners of Culinaire Malaysia 2019:
Crystal Ice Masterpiece
Champion – Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd
1st Runner Up – Dak TR, The Ruma Hotel And Residence
Best Team Fruit Sculpture
Champion – Saigon Professional Chefs Association
1st Runner Up – Kolej Komuniti Malaysia
2nd Runner Up – Transworld University
Best Team Challenge for ASIAN THEME
Inti International College Subang
Best Team Challenge for Tea & Pastries
Berjaya University College
Most Outstanding Barista
Kosal Nisay From Kofi Co.
Malaysian Avant Garde Cuisine Challenge
Champion – De.Wan 1958 From De Wan Restaurant 1958
1st Runner Up – Team N.A.S.A From Academy Of Culinary Art Malaysia
2nd Runner Up – Ecletics From Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd
The MLA Golden Bull Culinary Challenge
Champion – Doubletree By Hilton Kuala Lumpur
1st Runner Up – Royal Brunei Catering From Brunei
2nd Runner Up – Fudehui Group From China
MLA Butcher Chef of Year 2019
Champion – Muhamad Adam Yahya from Sama-Sama Hotel KLIA
1st Runner Up – Muhammad Faizal Mokhzir from Atlas Gourment Sdn Bhd
2nd Runner Up – Mohamad Fauzan Abdul Rahman from Hero Market Sdn Bhd
Most Outstanding Pastry Chef
Shum Ming Ming from Moonlight Cake House      
Most Outstanding Artist
Muhamad Jamalul Hakim Idris from The Ruma Hotel And Residence

Malaysia Junior Tiger Cup
Champion – National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality And Tourism Food & Beverage Management
1st Runner Up -Thailand Culinary Academy
2nd Runner Up – Saigon Professional Chefs Association

Best Dessert
National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality And Tourism Food & Beverage Management

Most Outstanding Apprentice      
Muhammad Zulhelmi Ahmad Azam from Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Most Outstanding Chef
Mohammad Nasrun Mohd Nasri from Movenpick Hotel
Most Outstanding Team in Catering Services
Berjaya University College
Most Outstanding Team in Culinary
Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd

AHRA ASEAN Bartenders’ Championship
Champion – Thanapon Boupien from Thailand
1st Runner Up -Umor Feroz Khan from Singapore
2nd Runner Up – Han Jun Siew from Malaysia

Christina Toh, Area General Manager of Dorsett Grand Subang (second from left) was presented with a signed chef’s jacket for her charitable donation, wrapping up the night’s proceedings.

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