Speaking of being in the burfday season, I recently attended a bufday bash of a good fren of mine. But first, what’s a party without FOOD?
So yeah, CHECK OUT the recent FoodEx : Penang Chef Challenge that was held at PISA. It was pretty cool that it had contestants from different parts of the world so it sorta brings the competition into a more international scale. Kudos!
And these were what all of the local and international contestants were competing for – tadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
These symbolic trophies, medals and certificates
Basically, it was more of a ‘Black Box’ competition.
Whereby none of the contestants are to know what
their MAIN INGREDIENTS were supposed to be.
They could just throw u anything, be it something more
tedious like lamb, duck to common things like fish or chicken.
I’m sure it is a known fact that KDU College Penang Campus had carved itself a name in professional culinary training – or known better as their Diploma in Professional Chef Training. They sponsored a few teams to compete in the mentioned competition.
So let’s take a look =)
One team in particular that I was rooting for
all the way was this team of four
In the middle is Chef Darren Tan, who conducted and oversaw all the training sessions that they had. Under his guidance, these budding chef students have certainly learned a thing or two
We fooled around before the competition began to somewhat ease stress
And Gavin ENTERTAINED us with his “magic tricks “
(of which he furiously learnt through YouTube)
Hmm.. I guess with too much practise and exposure to these extraordinary tricks, the magic sorta backfired and in turn, made his facial features resemble those of an ape’s
This is a very original and RAW photograph of Sweetheart & Gavin
See the difference between:
a normal human being and a very unusual Neanderthal
‘Makes Me Wonder’
Met classmate Maya too!
She was there to support our friend Mia
And yay… I treasure THIS PICTURE BELOW
the good-looking Chef Darren Tan
and the impressive chef-cum-entrepreneur Audee Cheah
It’s an honour to have met ya’ll.
Though I’ve only been once to his self-owned fine-dining restaurant – Audees, for Sweetheart & I’s 2nd year anniversary back in 2006. But still, we were impressed by it. Go dine in there sometime, peeps! It’s worth your money =D
See that extra tall person?
Hmm.. there’s some hanky-panky between Gavin and him
Very well coordinated
Front to back – Sweetheart, Gavin, Mandy
Sweetheart, serious sial when he was plating the food.
Presentation carries lotsa points too.. hmm
they don’t look as stressed as they did in the beginning
Another part that makes practically all of the arena go ‘wheeeeeeeee’ is of course, the free food being offered at almost every stall you see!
Hmm.. their means of promoting their products.
Made from REAL dragon fruits!
It’s actually a good way, for bestie Rach, sista Rach and
myself actually bought them after the FIRST taste.
Kinda compulsive, but what to do?
It IS so tasty ya’ cant resist – especially at lunchtime
I managed to capture a few of my faves though –
Some of the main courses
And some soups
Don’t ask me why I didn’t take pictures of the desserts. I’m sure a few of you there with me will know why. Gahahaaha.
They are really nicely done but.. hmm. There were other reasons.
Pressure again, climaxes intensely. With this panel of judges tasting, trying, testing and finally awarding points for its taste, colour, presentation, quality and other criteria.