From the 20th to the 24th of May 2015, THAIFEX-World of Food Asia was host to the Asia selection of Global Chef Challenges. This year the semi final showcased 19 member countries from Asia.
The Worldchefs Global Chef Challenge is divided into 3 categories – the Global Chefs, the Global Pastry Chefs and the Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge. Each challenge is an individual competition, created for chefs, young chefs and pastry chefs. The Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge is designed to promote and encourage young talent, with competitors below 25 years old. The Global Pastry Chefs Challenge, which was introduced in 2012, has established itself as a dedicated platform for professional pastry chefs to showcase their skills.
The winners (including the ones below) will then represent his or her Continent at the finals at the Worldchefs Congress 2016 in Athens.
THE RESULTS OF THE ASIAN SEMI-FINAL:
Hans Bueschkens Chefs Challenge
Winner: Lynette Tay, Singapore
1st Runner Up: Derek Sit, Hong Kong
2nd Runner Up: Agavriel Jabbar, Indonesia
Global Chefs Challenge
Winner: Lee Boon Seng, Singapore
1st Runner Up: Steve Yuen Chi Hin
2nd Runner Up: Li Chia Chi
Global Pastry Chefs Challenge
Winner: Narae Kim, South Korea
1st Runner Up: Desmond Lee, Singapore
2nd Runner Up: Kan Ching Kit, Hong Kong