News From : DagangHalal.com (12 Jun 2013)
THAIFEX – World of Food Asia highlights two competitions focusing on integral topics in the food and beverage profession – the Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge and the Roasters’s Choice Award.
The Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge, organised by Thailand Chefs Association and Koelnmesse has set the benchmark for culinary competitions in Thailand. A competition endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS),this second edition saw close to 500 participants, including competitors from 13 provinces in Thailand. The rest of the competitors traveled from Cambodia,Israel, Myanmar, Taiwan and Turkey.
Says Willment Leong, Organizing Chairman of the Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge, “In just one year, we have seen strong growth in the culinary skills of the Thai chefs, and more are using Thai ingredients in the competition. THAIFEX is no longer a competition venue but a platform for Thai chefs to compete, learn and educate themselves on the many ways of using Thai ingredients.”
Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge Results
|Mekong Culinary Challenge (Team of 3):||Glow Pratunam by zinc (Phongsak Mikhunthong, Suriya Keknguan, Rittikai Borriboon), Bangkok, Thailand;|
|Best Establishment||Dusit Thani College|
|Best Ultimate Professional Chef||Suriya Keknguan Glow Pratunam by zinc|
|Best Ultimate Junior Chef||Tarudee Sriwilaslak, Silpakorn University International College|
|World Ocean SeafoodCulinary Challenge (Junior Chef)||Patcharawat Teerakeattanakorn, Eastin Hotel Makkasan, Bangkok, Thailand|
|World Ocean SeafoodCulinary Challenge(Professional Chef)||Chang Yu – Ping, Wowprime, Taiwan|
This official first collaboration with the Barista Association of Thailand saw aconcerted initiative to raise the bar of coffee standards with the inaugural Roasters’s Choice Award Competition. Fourteen coffee producers from Asia submitted their beans, where top quality judges locally and overseas graded the coffee beans on the quality.
Says Meechai Amornpathanakul, President of Barista Association of Thailand “Coffee is very new to Asia as we traditionally drink tea in this part of the world. However, the coffee drinking culture is growing very fast in some parts of Asia. We created the Roasters’s Choice Award so that coffee bean producers and baristas have a platform to understand the product and to understand the demands of the market.”
Roasters’s Choice Award Results
|Winner||Long Berry (Indonesia)|
|2nd||Long Berry (Indonesia)|
|3rd||Long Berry (Indonesia)|
The three conferences – Cold Chain World, Pack InnoTech and World of Safety also saw a stellar panel of high-level speakers.
Speaker Yves Rey, Chairman of the Global Food Safety Initiative and Corporate Quality General Manager of Danone Group in France, says, “This has been a wonderful alignment and convergence of topics as all the speakers gave very complementary presentations. This is an ideal stage to share knowledge. This must be repeated again.”
THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2014: Bigger and Better
With overwhelming response, THAIFEX – World of Food Asia is set to grow by 20,000 sqm in its next edition. Says Michael Dreyer, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Koelnmesse, “THAIFEX has grown and shows much potential to expand.With 100% of the space sold out within two months to show and a waiting list, we are taking the next step and will be expanding in 2014, offering 20,000 more square meters, adding the total floor space to 80,000 square meters.”
THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2014 will return to IMPACT from 21 to 25 May 2014.
For more information on THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2014, please visit www.worldoffoodasia.com
Date: 21 to 23 May 2014, 10am – 6pm (trade only) | 24 to 25 May 2014, 10am – 8pm (trade and public)
Venue: IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center
Founded in 1922 and headquartered in Cologne, Germany, Koelnmesse is oneof the world’s largest trade fair organisers, whose international trade fairs arewidely acknowledged as global leaders in their fields. Koelnmesse in Singaporefunctions as the regional headquarter for the group in Asia Pacific, organisingtrade fairs throughout Asia and offering multiple services to support companiesfrom the Asia Pacific region to successfully participate in Koelnmesse businessto-business trade fairs in Europe and around the world. Visit www.koelnmesse.com.sg