On 7 February, seven of Singapore’s highly acclaimed chefs came together to show support for the 2016 Young Talent Escoffier Asia champion, Koh Han Jie.
Lending their skills in a special seven-course dinner, the night served as a fundraiser to send Singapore’s representing team to the 11th International Disciples Escoffier Congress 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland. The congress will be held from 2 to 4 March. And representing Singapore for the first time is 25-year-old chef Koh. The 2016 Escoffier Asia champion will be accompanied by assistant and SHATEC student, Mr Justin Chow.
Also heading to the congress are: culinary director and honorary president of Disciples Escoffier, Mr Edmund Toh; culinary consultant and Disciples Escoffier’s secretary general, Mrs Jessica Prevost; as well as Mr Laurent Brouard, coach and executive chef at Bistro Du Vin.
To show their support, the night saw about 200 guests from the hospitality, food & beverage as well as culinary industries. But the highlight—apart from the talented chef Koh—was the special seven-course menu, undertaken by seven esteemed chefs.
The lineup included award-winning chefs like Unilever Food Solution’s executive chef Eric Chua; executive chef at Pan Pacific Singapore, Michele Greggio; and one Michelin-starred executive chef at The Song of India, Manjunath Mural.
Guests were treated to dishes like chef Greggio’s pressed terrine of veal and foie gras, served with compressed nashi pear and sorrel; as well as chef Mural’s chargrilled tandoori spiced monkfish with smoked tomato chutney salsa.