When the 89th Worldchefs Congress & Expo touches down in Kuala Lumpur this July, it will host some of the most respected individuals in the culinary world. While the saying goes that too many cooks spoil the broth, this is definitely a case of the more the better. We profile three movers and shakers gracing the event.
The Founder of Singapore’s acclaimed Restaurant Andre, this Taiwanese-born chef honed his craft in Southern France and has gone on to become world famous for his research into how memory influences taste. His philosophy at Andre is grounded on a culinary principle he dubs Octaphilosophy, based on eight elements: Salt, Texture, Unique, Memory, Artisan, South, Pure and Terroir. To find out more about this process, don’t miss his talk at the Congress.
Amassing three Michelin stars is something most chefs can only dream of. Alvin “Demon Chef” Leung holds that many at his restaurant Bo Innovation in Hong Kong, and another one at his UK outlet Bo London. The self-taught chef is famous for his “X-treme Chinese” cuisine which deftly blends age-old ingredients and recipes with contemporary cooking techniques. He pushes boundaries and lives on experimentation, fusing traditional dishes with molecular gastronomy. Catch him wax lyrical on how to succeed in the competitive restaurant world.
This avid traveller was perhaps always destined for the kitchen, having grown up in a family steeped in gastronomy. During his time in the navy, Thiele indulged his culinary side by visiting famers and plantations while docked in harbours. He went on to cut his teeth at top hotels and restaurants across Europe, Madagascar, Senegal and Panama. At the WorldChefs Congress this year, he’ll be discussing the never ending quest to find natural ingredients to create and innovate.
The chance to see these captains of industry talk is a once-in-a-lifetime thing, so if you’re a resident chef in Kuala Lumpur, make sure to take full advantage of this opportunity. See you at the Congress!
Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018
WHERE Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN 11-14 July 2018; 8.30am-11pm (11 July), 8.30am-9pm (12 July), 8.30am-12.30pm (13 July), 8.30am-7pm (14 July)
ADMISSION €850 (Chef/Delegate/QCE Educator/RQCE Teacher), €650 (Young/Retired Chef), €550 (Resident Chef), €350 (Accompanying Person)
TEL 03 2176 8788