City Gas Singapore Young Chefs Challenge 2014
Teaming up with Singapore Chefs Association & Singapore Junior Chefs Club, City Gas spearheaded the very first City Gas Singapore Young Chefs Challenge, providing a platform for aspiring chefs from the tender age of 16 to 25 years old to demonstrate their culinary skills & to showcase their creativity in the creation of new dishes.
On the early morning of 2 August, 6 teams of talented young chefs-in-the-making busied themselves in the kitchen of Shatec Institutes. The competitors came from culinary institutes Shatec Institutes, Temasek Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, as well as APSN Delta Senior School. In line with the upcoming SG50 celebrations, the young chefs were tasked to create a unique line of tapas revolving around the theme of Singapore Heritage Food. The entries were judged based on their professional skills, authenticity of the dish, integration of the uniquely Singaporean heritage elements & the relevance of the display to the City Gas’ brand.
While friends & families looked on from the other side of the glass panel & provided moral support, a flurry of activities took place from inside the kitchen as the teams toiled to create their unique one-of-a-kind dishes.
Our judging panel (left to right): Chef Randy Chow l Temasek Polytechnic, Baking & Culinary Science, Executive Chef Louis Tay l The Tanglin Club, Chef Edmund Toh l President, Singapore Chefs Association, Mr Ng Yong Hwee l President & CEO, City Gas, Executive Chef Kong Kok Kiang l One Farrer Hotel & Spa
The judges racked their brains (& taste-buds) to bring us the best in each category!
BEST HOT TAPAS
Team CAKE (Temasek Polytechnic Baking and Culinary Science)
BEST COLD TAPAS
Team MAD (Temasek Polytechnic Baking and Culinary Science)
APSN Delta Senior Year 3
BEST CITY GAS TABLE DISPLAY
The top 3 teams are Team CAKE & Team MAD (Temasek Polytechnic Baking & Culinary Science) & Team SHATEC. The placings of the teams will be revealed at the City Gas Gala Dinner on 29 August.
The Grand Winner wins all-round air tickets to attend the prestigious Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, & the exciting opportunity to work under the tutelage of the Singapore National Team.
For more event photos, visit our City Gas Facebook page.
Stay tuned for updates on the placings of the top 3!