Chef Augus Poh
Chef Augus Poh obtained his Diploma in Culinary Skills at SHATEC (Singapore Hotel Association & Training Education Centre). Throughout his career, Chef Augus has had several opportunities to apply and showcase his skills, making him a well-respected member of the industry.
Prior to joining the education sector, Culinary Instructor, Augus Poh accumulated a wealth of experience at Mandarin Oriental Hotel (Dolce Vita, Italian restaurant), illido Italian restaurant, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel (Pontini, Italian restaurant), Hollandaise Club (Julian, Mediterranean restaurant), Star Restaurant (American/Italian) & Marina Mandarin Hotel (Bologna, Italian restaurant).
In his early years as a trainee chef, Augus represented Marina Mandarin Hotel participated in the Food & Hotel Asia International Salon Culinaire competition and secured a silver medal in the 3-course hot present cold category under apprentice and also win the best apprentice team award. Subsequently in his career, he worked at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel and challenged himself by participating in the 5 plated appetizers hot present cold category and winning a silver medal. While working in Mandarin Oriental Hotel, he also wins a bronze medal under the seafood category.
During his career working in the hotel industry, Chef Augus has been working with many celebrity Chefs. In Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel during the World Gourmet Summit 2001 with Chef Claudio Sadler (Italian), 2002 with Chef Ettore Bocchia (Italian), 2003 with Chef Stefania Moroni (Italian). In Mandarin Oriental Hotel with Eric Teo working together and invited Chefs like Michelin Star Chef Jean Francoies Piege (French) in 2009, Michelin Star Chef Jeff Ramsey (Mandarin Oriental Hotel Japan) in 2010, Chef Youssef Issa Mohammad (Lebanese) from JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai in 2011.
After being in the Food and Beverage industry for so long with all the skills and knowledge. Chef Augus decided to give something back to society so he joined the Temasek Polytechnic’s TCA Diploma in Culinary & Catering Management as a culinary instructor in 2013. He has been enthusiastically sharing his knowledge and skills with several cohorts of students. He also mentors student competitors as they take on local and international competitions like Food & Hotel Asia’s competition etc. Chef Augus is a valued member of the teaching teams whose contributions have made a significant impact on the lives of students that he has mentored.