It is definitely a privilege for us to try out some of the dishes prepared by Culinary National Team Singapore for the upcoming IKA Culinary Olympics 2016 happening in Germany on the 22nd of October.
Sharing Session by Chef Louis Tay & Eric Teo
One of the questions asked: How many hours does the team has to cook in this competition?
‘5 hours to prepare, and the judges will inspect when the time starts. They will tell you the number of courses i.e. how many appetitsers, main courses etc. You will not know which one goes to the judges as they are many people which therefore everything has to look and taste identical.’ Said Chef Eric Teo
Our Singapore Culinary National Team for 2016 comprise of:
Team Manager: Executive Chef Louis Tay Thiam Meng, Swissotel Merchant Court
Team Captain: Executive Chef Teo Yeow Siang, Lavish Dine
Chef De Cuisine Alan Wong Kok Keong, Lavish Dine
Sous Chef Triston Fang Rui Long, Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora – RWS
Junior Sous Chef Roy Lim Wei Ming, Unilever Food Solution
Assistant Pastry Chef Alex Chong Chi Hiung, Regent Hotel
The first ever Culinary Olympics was held in 1900. More than 50 nations are expected to participate at the Culinary Olympics 2016. From 22 – 25th October 2016 the Messe Erfurt will turn into the Mecca for gourmets, gastronomes and chefs from around the world for the fifth time. In 18 glass kitchens more than 2,000 chefs from over 50 countries will prepare more than 7,000 fresh menus and turn the Erfurt exhibition halls into the largest restaurant in the world.
They will use about 9.360 pieces of cutlery, 10.000 pieces of porcelain and approximately 12.900 napkins. Around 20.000 eggs 1.000 kilograms of meat , 1.200 kilos of fish, 700 kilograms of potatoes and 4.600 kg vegetables are going to be used for the creations of the international teams from around the world. The presale of the menus is already booming and some teams were sold out right from the start.
Culinary Olympics 2014 | Some of the dishes
We hereby wishes our National Culinary Olympics Singapore Team all the best and may the team clinch their Gold Olympics Medals and World Champion 2016!!
Photo Credit: Singapore Chefs Association
Departure for Germany on 16 October 2016 at Singapore Changi Airport