KDU College Penang strikes gold at SEC Culinary Challenge 2015 | KDU Penang University College

KDU College Penang strikes gold at SEC Culinary Challenge 2015

KDU1 (From left): Chef Chuah Lay Yen and Chef Darren Tan, lecturers from KDU College Penang, proudly displaying their gold medals at the AEC Culinary Challenge 2015. 
KDU2: Chef Chuah Lay Yen from KDU College Penang, winner of the team gold medal. 
KDU3: Chef Darren Tan from KDU College Penang, won the team gold medal with Chef Chuah Lay Yen. 
KDU4: (Left to right) Chef Darren Tan, lecturer from KDU College Penang; Adolf Tan, Executive Sous Chef of Resort World Sentosa (judge); Chef Chuah Lay Yen, lecturer from KDU College Penang; and Audee Cheah, Executive Chef of Intel Malaysia (judge). 
George Town, 22 September 2015 - KDU College Penang’s (KDU College) School of Culinary Arts bagged the team gold medal in the AEC (ASEAN Economic Country) Culinary Challenge 2015 recently. Representing the KDU College team were Chef Chuah Lay Yen and Chef Darren Tan.

Held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre from 2nd to 5th of September, the competition drew participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, with two chefs representing each country. A panel of highly accredited chefs presided over the competition, two of which were Executive Sous Chef Adolf Tan of Resort World Sentosa Singapore and Intel Malaysia’s Executive Chef Audee Cheah.

“We had to prepare one allocated traditional dish from each listed ASEAN country except the one we are representing (Malaysia). There were seven dishes, and we were given four hours to prepare them. The pressure was immense but we had faith in our abilities and thankfully Darren and I pulled through!” said Chuah. Chuah stated that Cambodia’s Amok, Myanmar’s Mohinga, Singapore’s Hainanese Chicken, Philippines’ Chicken Adobo, Vietnamese-style Spring Rolls, Indonesia’s beef rendang and Thailand’s Tom Yum Goong were the challenges given”.

Ms. Cindy Loh, Academic Department Head of the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts expressed, “KDU College Penang has raised the bar with its second major success in a culinary contest by students and lecturers within this year.” It was only in April that a team of KDU College students won a staggering 22 awards in another renowned cooking competition, the prestigious 6th Vietnam Culinary Challenge 2015. “This back-to-back success is testimony of KDU College’s commitment to culinary excellence, which is reflected in our education offerings to students here,” Loh said.

KDU College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts with its world class facilities is internationally recognised for its industry-relevant programmes, state-of-the-art culinary facilities and a teaching faculty made up of industry experts. At KDU College, students are groomed to hit the ground running upon graduation. For more info, call 04 – 2386368 or visit kdupg.edu.my.

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About KDU College Penang

KDU College Penang is a member of Paramount Education, a fully integrated provider that offers quality education from primary and secondary, both local and international, through to undergraduate and post-graduate levels, as well as executive and professional development programmes. Paramount Education celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2013, and is proud to have had 80,000 students since its inception, some of whom include corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities around the globe.

Paramount Education is the education arm of Paramount Corporation Berhad, a public company that is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and whose diversified business interests also include property development.

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