Anchor Food Professionals Pastry & Culinary Challenge 2018 @ KDU University College
It’s always awesome to catch any culinary challenge, especially one which involves cakes and pastries. I was at the Anchor Food Professionals Pastry & Culinary Challenge 2018 the other day which was held at KDU University College @ Utropolis Glenmarie. Organised by Anchor Food Professionals, it was the 3rd Challenge and a first to feature a Culinary Challenge. Read on below on what it’s all about and who won.
|Anchor Food Professionals Pastry & Culinary Challenge 2018 @ KDU University College .. This cake won.. :)|
|Anchor Food Professionals Pastry & Culinary Challenge 2018 @ KDU University College|
Spanning four days, from 13th March 2018 until 16th March 2018, each day is an exciting day for all. Each day of the challenge saw different contestants from different industries competing in Pastry (13 March; Bakery channel), Cake (14 March for Bakery Channel and 15 March for Hotel Channel) and the newly added Culinary Category (16 March for Hotel Channel). Even the judges invited to form the panel of judges were renowned maestros of their fields.
|The Winner's Theatre|
Panel of Judges for Anchor Food Professionals Pastry & Culinary Challenge 2018:
Chef Jean Francois Arnaud (Head Judge – Pastry)
Chef Nazeri Ismail (Pastry)
Chef Arthur Heng (Pastry)
Chef Gerhard Albrecht (Head Judge – Culinary)
Chef Fami Taufeq (Culinary)
Chef Sabri Hassan (Culinary)
|Gan Terk Yeong from Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara won 1st prize, pictured with Linda Tan, Director of Anchor Food Professionals and Chef Jean Francois Arnaud (Head Judge – Pastry)|
Linda Tan, Director of Anchor Food Professionals shared that competitions like this are important for the industry as it provides a platform for the sharing of experience and knowledge, nurturing the potential of Malaysia’s future culinary and pastry artisans and elevating the standards of the food & beverage industry.
I was there on the 3rd day of the challenge, where the Best Cake – Hotel Channel segment was held. How did they go about producing their masterpiece?
|Superb looking creations|
|Would you believe this is a mango cake?|
Using Anchor’s leading products in the diary segment namely Anchor Cream Cheese, Anchor Butter Sheet, Anchor Butter, Anchor UHT Milk, Anchor Whipping Cream, and Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream, participants were required to prepare 2 types of cakes using different compositions whereby each recipe must contain at least a total of 30% Anchor Whipping Cream and Anchor Cream Cheese to the total cake weight.
Prizes for each category are as follow:
1st Prize Gold – Prizes worth RM5,000 + Trophy + Certificate
2nd Prize Silver – Prizes worth RM3,000 + Trophy + Certificate
3rd Prize Bronze – Prizes worth RM2,000 + Trophy + Certificate
Winners of the Pastry Challenge Cake Category 1 - Hotel
|1st Prize: Gan Terk Yeong from Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara|
|Gan Terk Yeong's winning creation|
2nd Prize: Nyon Pei Shan from Intercontinential Kuala Lumpur
|2nd Prize: Nyon Pei Shan from Intercontinential Kuala Lumpur|
|Looks beautiful doesn't it?|
3rd Prize: Tan Shong Yee from Double Tree by Hilton KL
|3rd Prize: Tan Shong Yee from Double Tree by Hilton KL|
An unrivalled leader in the dairy foodservice industry, Anchor Food Professionals is once again doing their bid to raise the benchmark in the industry by hosting the highly anticipated Anchor Food Professionals Pastry & Culinary Challenge 2018. For more information on Anchor Food Professionals Malaysia, do check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AnchorDairyMalaysia