Star Cruises won seven medals, including one silver and six bronzes, during the biennial Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2016 (FCC2016).
Touted by the international community as one of the region’s most reputable culinary competitions in Asia, the FCC2016 was held during the HotelAsia2016 trade show at the Singapore Expo in April and featured hundreds of budding culinary talents from around the world displaying their culinary skills, according to Star.
Star Cruises’ Executive Chef Saifol Ikhsan, together with Executive Sous Chef Chris Bartolome and Executive Sous Chef Haron Saad led and mentored the Star Cruises team of fourteen chefs who participated in eight categories in the Individual Challenge segment. Showcasing their culinary talents and innovative creations, the Star Cruises team clinched one silver medal and three bronze medals in the ‘Plated Food Displays – Asian Meal’ category, as well as an additional three bronze medals in the ‘Plated Food Displays – Plate Dishes’ and the ‘Plated Food Displays - Pastry Showpiece (Chocolate)’ categories.
“On behalf of Star Cruises, we are extremely proud once again of our chefs’ achievements at this year’s Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge (FCC2016). As part of our ongoing dedication to culinary excellence, we continue to encourage and support our chefs to actively participate in these regional and international competitions to gain greater experience and to further enhance their culinary skills to deliver top-notch, quality cuisine – reaffirming Star Cruises’ position as the ultimate culinary destination at sea,” said Mr. Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises.