14 November 2010
01 November 2010
World renowned Chef-Entrepreneur Joel Robuchon flew into the lion city with the prospects of having his signature restaurants opening their doors by next year at the Resorts World Sentosa. Chef Robuchon who is one of the world’s most Michelin Stars decorated chef was in town to discuss the launch of his latest F&B ventures to be opened at RWS as part of the government assisted efforts to transform the island city state into one of the world’s significant culinary capitals with the opening of the two Integrated Resorts recently. Both IRs have been courting world class celebrity chefs to be a part of their F&B dinning concepts program and Chef’s Robuchon’s partnership with RWS is certain to add more weight in making Singapore a culinary hotspot in the gastronomic world of fine cuisine.
During his short stay in Singapore, WACS’s Continental Director for Asia, Chef John Sloane and SCA Vice President, Chef Edmund Toh had the rare but excellent opportunity to exchange dialogue with the renowned French Culinary Maestro and to introduce Singapore Chefs Association and the organization’s dynamics to him. Chef Robuchon was briefed by both local veteran culinarians on how the professional chef’s career has evolved in Singapore as the country transformed over the years. They also shared success stories of SCA endorsed past and present National Culinary Teams in areas of international culinary competitions, SCA members integrating into and supporting community living programs and being culinary ambassadors for Singapore’s home grown cuisine through international cuisine exchanges and food related media programs.
In honour of his visit to Singapore, Chef Robuchon was also presented with the SCA 25th Anniversary commemorative cookbook that portrays the history of our progress, achievement s and a plethora of award winning recipes presented during the various international culinary competitions like Culinary World Cup Luxemburg, Culinary Olympics and Igeho Basel.
IT WAS a hot Saturday morning for a group of future young chefs to visit the land of Far Far Away showcasing lifestyles of the rich and fairy tales’ fantasy characters living within tall, graceful walls sweeping over a pavilion-covered courtyard.
On the 16th of October 2010, the Singapore Junior Chefs Club (SJ
CC) organized an educational tour '' Discovering the New World – SJCC Educational Tour " to the Resort World Sentosa. Members from the SJCC get a chance to discover a whole new world that is truly rewarding. Resorts World Sentosa, is the leisure and gaming company that owns and operates Singapore’s biggest Integrated Resort, a 49-hectare development which is located on Singapore's holiday island of Sentosa.
The tour started on with warm welcoming refreshment prepared by a team of professional chefs at the Leo’s meeting room. We had a unique variety of food ranging from oven baked mini pizza, beautiful danish pastry to freshly steamed Tim sum and homemade sandwiches accompanied with coffee and tea. Our member’s definitely enjoyed the food prepared specially for us.
Thereafter, our members proceeded into the meeting room for a short introduction and presentation of the resort world’s daily operations. The sharing session was conducted by Chef Edmund Toh, the Executive Chef of the Hotels & Casino, Chef John Sloane, the Vice President of Food & Beverage and Chef Alan Orreal, the culinary production Manager from the Universal Studios Singapore. The session was indeed inspiring and enlightening for our young future chefs.
Soon after, our tour takes on a magical swing when our members break into groups of four and began their extraordinary VIP Tour in the universal studios Singapore. Princess Fiona, Shrek’s, Puss in Boots and the talking donkey from the land of Far Far Away castle came alive
that takes our experience into a whole new level with lots of pleasant surprises and good food provided during the tour.
Besides the Universal Studios Singapore, our members were amazed to visit the spectacular range of six world-class luxurious
hotels and places such as Osia, Palio, Rotunda, Crockfords Tower, Feng Shui Inn, Boulangerie, Fiesta & Pool, Bagus Café, Starz, Pool, Cabana, Coliseum, Compass Ballroom and Central Production.
Of course, the good times ended in a swift when we eventually parted from resorts world Sentosa, marking the closure of our short but memorable tour. On behalf of my Chairman and President, we would like to thank the staffs from the resorts world Sentosa for their tremendous hospitality for hosting such a wonderful and memorable Education tour for our SJCC members.
We really appreciate all the efforts that made this a successful tour and I am sure that our members are definitely looking forward for another wonderful event organized by the Singapore Junior Chefs Club.
Events & Activities
Singapore Junior Chefs' Club
The Youth Arm of Singapore Chefs Association