Chef in the Spotlight – Benoit Chargy of Hilton KL

Today’s Chef is the Spotlight is Executive Chef Benoit Chargy of Hilton Kuala Lumpur. With over 20 years of experience in pastry, 12 of which he spent as Executive Pastry Chef in 5-star establishments, Chargy is undoubtedly a talented chef. Today, we bring you on a journey.. an interview that reveals his path to becoming [...]

Chef in the Spotlight – Chef Yves Pierre Renou of Mezze KL

Today’s Chef in the Spotlight is none other than Mezze KL’s Chef de cuisine, Chef Yves Pierre Renou. Here is our interview with him. 1. Tell us about your hometown in France, chef, and what life was like growing up. I was born in a small town called Selestat, Alsace, France (22km from the German border). We [...]

Chef in the Spotlight – Chef Pearl Woo of QBa, The Westin KL

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Today’s Chef in the Spotlight is none other than The Westin KL’s feisty female chef, Chef Pearl Woo of QBa. Here is our interview with the lovely lady.  1. Hi Chef Pearl… So can you tell us why you wanted to be a Chef? I was working in Sales and Marketing back in my hometown, [...]

Chef in the Spotlight – Chef Baptiste Fournier

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Today’s Chef in the Spotlight is Chef Baptiste Fournier of Sancerre, France, whom we met at Mezze KL, just last week. Voted as one of the top 6 young chefs in France by the famed Gault Millau guide, Baptiste took over the helm of the executive chef role from his father, Daniel at the family-owned [...]

Interview with Executive Chef Mohammad Ali Kunhi of The Majestic Hotel

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Today’s Chef in the Spotlight is Executive Chef Mohammad Ali Kunhi, of The Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.. During our recent stay at The Majestic KL, we got the opportunity to talk to the bubbly and personable, Executive Chef Mohammad Ali Kunhi. The Chef’s opening line to us was, “Please call me Mo”, and we knew [...]

Interview with Chef Yoann Bernard of The Ritz-Carlton KL

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Today’s Chef in the Spotlight, is none other than Ritz-Carlton KL’s soft spoken, executive chef who hails from Brittany, Chef Yoann Bernard. We managed to have some time alone with him, and asked him some questions that gave some insights into his life, as a Chef. Here is our interview with him. 1. Tell us [...]

Chef in the Spotlight – Emmanuel Stroobant

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Today’s Chef in the Spotlight, is none other than the charismatic Emmanuel Stroobant. He recently cooked a terrific meal for both me and Cumi, and not only did we love his food, we also found his way of life totally captivating. Married to a Malaysian lass from Seremban, Emmanuel finds that his heart is closest [...]

Chef in the Spotlight – Chef Darrell J. O’Neill

Chef Darrell was certainly born to cook. From a young age he dreamt of becoming a chef so he could travel the world, meet new people and create memories. He cooked his first dish at the mere age of 10 as he would help his mother bake and prepare meals at home. His passion lies [...]

Chef in the Spotlight – Chef Andrew Blundy

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We recently met Michelin guide accredited Chef Andrew Blundy, responsible for “Bring Me Food” at the Italian restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, called Tosca. This Modern Italian promotion goes on from the 22nd October – 30th November, featuring Chef Blundy who has had more than 25 years of experience under his belt. “Bring [...]

Chef in the Spotlight – Chef Stéphane Tremblay

We recently visited the Westin Beijing Financial Street to meet with and to interview, their Director of Kitchens, Chef Stéphane Tremblay who hails from Canada. As executive Chef of this 5 star hotel, Stéphane has had over 20 years culinary experience with leading luxury hotels and restaurants. Hospitality industry has taken him from his home [...]

Chef in the Spotlight -Chef Edward Lee

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Today’s Chef in the Spotlight, is none other than the Chef who’s famous for winning in the Iron Chef challenge versus José Garces, Chef Edward Lee. Chef Lee was born and raised in New York, had a successful career there, but as fate would have it, his flourishing career would lead him to Louisville, Kentucky [...]