2017 RCA Culinology Students Competition

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Good Morning from San Juan Puerto Rico.

I would like to share the proud moment and achievements of our students in the RCA Culinology Students Competition.

Once again Taylor’s University Team becoming the Champion & making records in 2017 RCA annual students competition! Congratulations!!!

Champion & Gold Metalist (savory category)-Team Plus Ultra

2nd place & Silver Metalist (pastry category) Team Cuatro

3rd place & Silver Metalist (savory category)- team B.A.M

SIAL Middle East 2016, Abu Dhabi

Inspire Food Business, The International Exhibition

Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority

Defining Innovation in the Food, Beverage & Hospitality Industry, Abu Dhabi, 2016
5-7 December 2016 Adnec, UAE

The 7th edition of SIAL Middle East will continue its staggering pace of growth, establishing it as the fastest-growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the MENA region.

900+ Exhibitors | 30+ National Pavilions | 15,000+ Trade Visitors & Buyers | 500 Fully Hosted VIP Buyers – All in a trade business friendly environment.

Organizer: SIAL Middle East FZ LLC. SIAL Middle East is the regional affiliate of Comexposium, one of the leading organisers of trade fairs and shows in the world. Comexposium organises 114 events across 17 industry sectors.

Strategic Partner : Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority. The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) is a strategic partner of SIAL Middle East.

Entrants from China, Germany, Hong Kong, Lesotho, Namibia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden and the UAE are competing at Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young Chef Challenge at SIAL

Root for your favourite as 40 baristas and coffee artists battle it out at the Regional Barista & Latte Art Championship at SIAL.

More info: www.sialme.com

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For some of the Pictures above the Credit goes to Atim Suyatim, https://www.facebook.com/atim.suyatim

UNHCR ~ Refugees and Famous Chef Cooked Together During World Refugee Day Celebrations In Latvia

Refugees and Famous Chef Cooked Together During World Refugee Day Celebrations In Latvia

WATCH : www.youtube.com

The event brought together more than 70 people, including refugees, asylum-seekers, journalists and NGO staff, who met to remember and pay tribute to the 59.5 million people around the world forced to flee their homes due to war or human rights abuses.

Karlis Celms, a famous Latvian-American chef, cooked together with many enthusiastic refugees and asylum-seekers, who praised the opportunity to unite around activities that connect all of us.

Karolina Lindholm Billing, Deputy Regional Representative UNHCR RRNE, warmly addressed the refugees and asylum-seekers and thanked them for their participation and enthusiasm: “This is another good example of your wish to take every opportunity to integrate into and make a positive contribution to the communities and countries that have provided you with safety.

Sandra Zalcmane, Head of Drošā māja, highlighted the importance of the event as it also marked the finalization of a refugee integration project implemented by this organization.  Ms Zalcmane shared her happiness “for seeing each case of a refugee succeeding even just a little bit, it be by learning more Latvian or by finding a job”.

World Refugee Day is held every year on 20 June. The UNHCR Regional Representation for Northern Europe is celebrating World Refugee Day 2015 with events in Latvia, Lithuania and Denmark.

More info, Read www.unhcr-northerneurope.org



Executive Chef in Phuket, Thailand


Executive Chef in Phuket, Thailand 

Urgently looking for an Exec Chef (Westerner – European national only!!! With Thailand/Asian experience)!

The resort: The Crest Resort & Pool Villas – Phuket – Thailand. A 5 star resort with 110 rooms + 44 pool villas.

The resort belongs to the Andakira Hotels and Resorts Group (Crest Resort & Pool Villas Phuket, Andakira Hotel Patong, Baramee Resortel Patong, Baramee Hip Hotel Patong, The Aim Hotel Patong, The Aim Hotel Sathorn)

At this stage the Crest Resort & Pool Villas is still in the soft opening period and therefore needs a hands on candidate with passion to details, preferable pre-opening experience who can contribute his knowledge and experience into the soft opening team. For more info about the resort, please visit: www.crestphuket.com

Important: the candidate: must be a Westerner (preferable European)! Budget USD 3,000 – 3,500 USD + usual benefits. Starting date as soon as possible. Contact: gm@crestphuket.com

Please kindly be informed that only selected candidates will be contacted back.

Thanks very much and

Rolf (E: rolfop@yahoo.com)

Farewell Chef Maurice O’Flynn

in-memoriam-chefs-meeting-community-marketplace-training-coaching-malaysia-pastry-culinaryDear ALL

It is a sad day when a guy who put so much of his own time and energy into volunteering then passes away doing what he loved, telling the Chefs World in his words what is going on.

I have known Maurice for quite a long time and will miss his many emails chasing items that he could put on ChampChefs, a web paged dedicated to the chefs who compete and pass on information.

To his family – I would like on behalf of many chefs send to you a ‘Thank you’ for the time you allowed Maurice to spend on his computer working for chefs with no financial gain.  I am sure each chef around

The world who knew Maurice will take one minute silence for him.

God bless him and may he rest in peace,

Chefs as a last respect, please ensure you read his latest edition and he even managed to do the editorial .

Farewell Maurice – we will see each other again !

In Memory

Rick Stephen (E: rick_stephen@sats.com.sg)

A Caribbean Sun Shines at Sally Roots in Bushwick

Brooklyn gets a new restaurant for island specialties, and another for pizza.

SALLY ROOTS A sunny taste of the Caribbean — with jerk chicken, skewered shrimp slathered with garlicky mojo, codfish cakes and an array of tropical drinks — is the work of the partners Matthew Maddy, James Freeman and Johnny De Piper. Mr. Maddy is responsible for the look of the space, which includes a central bar and a patio. (The name is based on the label of an old Calypso recording, from Sally Ruth Records, that his grandmother owned.) Read More : NYTimes.com

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Pastry Chefs Enjoy High Demand, But Not High Pay

Wages shrink like an over-cooked tart.

At a time when desserts are trademarked and bespoke wedding cakes come at a premium, it’s not surprise that the demand for pastry chefs is rising faster than dough in the oven.

But while the job market for Americans trained in dessert making the is best it has ever been, aspiring pastry chefs are finding that their dreams of good wages are crumbling like overly dry crust.

Many restaurants “have adopted some variation of the Shields’s strategy,” by using young, fresh-out-of culinary art school students for pastry chef roles, the Times writes.

Read more : TIME.com 

Museum of Chinese in America Opens Exhibition on Chinese Cuisine

At the Museum of Chinese in America, an exhibition on Chinese food and identity.

There’s a new exhibition opening today at the Museum of Chinese in America. It’s Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America.

The heart of the show is a video installation that tells the stories of more than 30 Asian-American chefs and food entrepreneurs. The curators have set up several large video monitors around a huge table adorned with custom ceramic sculptures.

There was a press preview yesterday morning. The museum explains:
Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy invites the audience into a conversation about the meaning of Chinese food as a platform for experimentation, a test of authenticity, a means of immigrant survival, and a microcosm of Chinese culture. Following on the success of MOCA’s 2004 exhibit Have You Eaten Yet?, this new exhibit Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy dives deep into individual journeys, exploring how food represents a cultural form of expression and identity heavily influenced by life experiences and geographical landscapes. The exhibit weaves together the complex stories through a dynamic video installation featuring pioneering chefs such as Cecilia Chiang, Ken Hom, Anita Lo, Ming Tsai, and Martin Yan; new restaurateurs like Peter Chang, Vivian Ku, and Danny Bowien; and persevering home cooks like Biying Ni, Yvette Lee and Ho-chin Yang.

Read more : TheLodownny.com

The 2016 Fall Restaurant Preview

A look at the new restaurants, bars and markets opening in New York this season.

Anticipation is in the air, as the city’s ever-changing restaurant scene promises debuts and second chances for the world’s top chefs. These are the openings, big and small, sure to whet New Yorkers’ appetites.

The New Union Square Cafe

High rents forced the restaurateur Danny Meyer to shutter his signature restaurant in December. To recreate the winning formula, Mr. Meyer is working with the designer David Rockwell.

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