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Chef Edward Kwon The Honorary Chef at University College of Hospitality

Korean Celebrity Chef Edward Kwon Appointed as Honorary Chef of BERJAYA University College of Hospitality

The Honorary Chef Edward Kwon of Berjaya University College of Hospitality 4

Recent I was at an awesome event where Korean Celebrity Chef Edward Kwon has been appointed an Honorary Chef of BERJAYA University College of Hospitality (BERJAYA UCH) becoming the first Chef that the University College has bestowed such an honour.

Mr Freddie Pang, Executive Director of Berjaya Corporation Bhd, presented the Award Certificate to Chef Edward Kwon (Korean name Kwon Young Min), who flew in from Seoul to accept it at a dedicated ceremony commemorating the event. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Chung Chi-won, Consular Attaché from the Korean Embassy, representatives from the Korean Tourism Organization, guests from the corporate, hospitality and lifestyle industries, local celebrities as well as members of the Korean community in Kuala Lumpur.

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Global Hutong Brand and Iconic Cuisine from Hong Kong and Macau Hit the Shores of Malaysia

The Global Hutong Brand
Hutong Hits the Shores of Guangzhou, China this August 2013

The Global Hutong Brand
Speech by Mr Joseph Yeoh – Vice President of YTL Land & Development Sdn. Bhd.

Lot 10 Hutong is the brainchild of Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh CBE, managing director of YTL Corporation Berhad. As a child, his father Tan Sri Dato Seri (Dr) Yeoh Tiong Lay would take him and his family all over town to enjoy the best, most famous local comfort foods. May it be in the back alleys of Petaling Street, along the roadside of Campbell Street, Tengkat Tong Shin or further beyond to Petaling Jaya and Klang.

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MASTER CHEF CHEONG LIEW Senses Hilton Kuala Lumpur

table setting

He is a famous, he is well known, he is definitely a classic chef!

He is back in town for a week to showcase his fine crafting and creation named Four Dances of the Sea, which will feature the resources from the South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula at his kitchen palatte readily to be played. Upon knowning it was his last day, I decided not to waste any time, took Sunny and we headed for a ride to Senses and got ourself a table for two . . . . . . please!

Chef Cheong Liew at Sense
Master Chef Cheong Liew

He is Kuala Lumpur-born based in Adelaide Master Chef Cheong Liew, qouted as one of the hottest chefs alive by the American Food & Wine magazine. Cheong has had no classical traingin or foraml schooliing in culinary arts as i was told and the only training had been in his grandma’s kitchen, in a shophouse in Jalan Bandar above the family’s chickenfeed shop. The young Cheong Liew would accompany his grandma to the market every morning.

In 1969 he left to Melbourne to under take up engineering but of his interest in culinary he found himself at a Greek restaurant in Adelaide. Having an international hotel training, Cheong was introduced to the basics of classical cuisine and the discovery of asian cooking sparked an even greater interest in cooking. Cheong began to self explore French, Spanish, Chinese and Malaysian cuisine through books.

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