Young Culinary Talent Singapore

From left, Disciples of Escoffier International Singapore Delegation President Edmund Toh, YTE Singapore 2022 Winner HO Jia Yi, and Guest-of-Honour Darryl David, Member of Parliament, Ang Mo Kio GRC

Disciples of Escoffier International Singapore Delegation hosted a fund-raiser dinner at PATH in Marina Bay Financial Centre on 19 September 2022.

Chef Partner Owner Marvas Ng was in full flight, impressing with course after stupdenous course. His cuisine rocks! Followers of Marvas Ng were not in the least surprised as the Singaporean chef had been stirring things up at LE PAN Tianjin and Hong Kong for a decade.

The uber freshness of ingredients and innovative – yet traditionally grounded – cooking was a culinary tsunami that swept everyone in its path.

A capacity turn-out at PATH, Marina By Financial Centre, Singapore

The fund-raiser was to send this year’s Young Talent Escoffier Singapore Winner HO Jia Yi to compete in Bali next month – November – in the Asia Pacific round against winners of:

  • Australia
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Macau
  • New Caledonia
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • Tahiti-French Polynesia
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Disciples of Escoffier International Singapore Delegation was constituted as recently as 2015. Yet, in that short period, Singapore has produced a world champion and a world runner-up in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

KOH Han Jie was Winner at YTE World Competition 2018 held in Zurich. And, NEO Jun Hao was Runner-Up at YTE World Competition 2019 held in Bordeaux (losing to a Frenchman by a single point).

The duo are even now mentoring Jia Yi for next month’s Asia-Pacific regional championship. At 21, Ho is the youngest ever Singaporean winner (even when no contestant can be above 25). She is also the first female Singapore champion.

HO Jia Yi will be competing in Bali next month, November 2022, against 12 other chefs in the YTE Asia-Pacific round

Marvas Ng, Secretary-General Disciples of Escoffier International Singapore Delegation, is Chef Partner Owner of PATH

KOH Han Jie, Chef of Ce Soir, was World Champion at YTE World Competition 2018 held in Zurich

NEO Jun Hao, Chef Partner Owner of HUE, was Runner-Up at YTE World Competition 2019 held in Bordeaux 

Executive Chef LEE Boon Seng of The Spot Restaurant

Bruno Gillet, a former chef, is Account Manager of Marel Singapore

CH’NG Poh Tiong is Wine Advisor and Press Officer of Disciples of Escoffier Singapore Delegation

The September 19th Fund Raising Dinner was capacity attended.

Edmund Toh, President, DEI Singapore Delegation – and also President of Singapore Chefs Association – was elated.

“Great effort was made by a series of small contributions which, collectively, is very touching and a great motivation for our aspiring chefs.”

The September 19th fund-raiser also served as the backdrop where new members were formally intronised as Disciples of Escoffier.

Disciples of Escoffier Singapore continues to grow, flourish and expand!


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