2 golds at Expogast
SINGAPOREs National Culinary Team emerged second
runner-up in the prestigious Expogast 2006 Culinary
World Cup held in Luxembourg in November 2006. The team
bagged two gold medals in the hot cooking and cold display
categories. Two TP staff from the Tourism Academy @
Sentosa were involved in the competition. Jasmine Ng,
section head of culinary and service training, was team
advisor, and Jason Low, culinary instructor, was a member
of the team.
team, together with Jason (far left) and Jasmine
(second from left) were received at the airport
upon their return by Mr Teo Chee Hian (far right),
Minister for Defence and president of the Singapore
National Olympic Council.
Preparing for such a high level competition was not
easy. Jason recalled: It took us six months to
prepare for the two categories and to whip up a three-course
set menu. During this time, we had to totally commit
to our training.
He is grateful for the support he received from TP:
TP management gave me a lot of support like providing
a training budget to purchase necessary items for the
competition, and the use of the training kitchen for
the team to practice in.
The Culinary World Cup is one of the five major international
culinary competitions sanctioned by the World Association
of Chefs Societies. This year, more than 35 countries
were represented at the competition.