Star Cruises chefs win three medals at World Master Chefs Competition

Hong Kong, 2015-12-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia Pacific, is pleased to announce that the chefs of Star Cruises had made headlines with their impressive and successful debut at the highly acclaimed World Master Chefs Competition for Cantonese Cuisine, sweeping the competition with three medals, including the highest accolade of the Supreme Gold Medal in the Fruit & Vegetable Carving Category, as well as two Excellent Gold Medals in the Hot Cooking Category.

Our very own Fleet Executive Chef in Chinese Cuisine, Lee Eng Heng, led a five-man chef team to victory in both categories of the competition, showcasing their culinary skills and expertise in the art of Cantonese cuisine. Chef Liu Xing was the star of the evening having won the highest accolade, the Supreme Gold Medal with his ‘Splendid Golden Peacock’ masterpiece, skillfully carved out of pumpkin. Star Cruises’ winning team, Chef Chen Guan Qing and Chef Yu How Chong, both highly capable chefs with 16 years and 13 years of experience, together with the support from their assistants, Chef Xie Jing Bin and Chef Lu Zi Hao, continue the team’s winning streak, besting other worldwide Cantonese Cuisine experts from over 200 restaurants, including from Greater China, Europe and the United States, securing an additional two Excellent Gold Medals in the Hot Cooking Category.

Mr. Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises said, “We are extremely proud of our Star Cruises chefs and their amazing achievements at this year’s World Master Chefs Competition for Cantonese Cuisine. The recognition received is a clear reflection of our continuous commitment in offering the finest quality cuisines, especially Chinese and Cantonese cuisines with exceptional dining experiences, reaffirming Star Cruises’ position as a leading culinary destination for all travellers.”

Held on 27 and 28 November 2015 at the Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center, the international competition was jointly organised by the China Hotel Association and Guangdong Radio and Television Station. The highly reputable competition saw over 3,000 local and international participants converged to showcase their culinary skills in Cantonese cuisine.

In conjunction with the Chefs’ recent success at the competition, Star Cruises’ guests will also have the opportunity to experience these award-winning Cantonese Cuisines, prepared exclusively by our chefs on board SuperStar Libra, which is currently homeported in Haikou, as well as on Star Pisces that is homeported in Hong Kong. In addition, SuperStar Virgo will also showcase the award-winning dishes together with a variety of famous Cantonese cuisines during its homeport deployment in Guangzhou, home of Cantonese cuisine, commencing 3 January 2016. SuperStar Virgo’s weekly destination cruise itineraries will include a 2-Night weekend cruise to Hong Kong and a 5-Night weekday cruise to Halong Bay, Danang and Sanya.

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Taking on a bold initiative to grow the Asia-Pacific as an international cruise destination, Star Cruises has built its reputation on offering first-rate Asian hospitality servicing an international clientele and travelling to various ports of call throughout the region. Newly launched Dream Cruises will cater to the growing premium Asian cruise market while recently acquired Crystal Cruises is the world’s leading luxury cruise provider, having earned more “World’s Best” awards than any other cruise line, hotel, or resort in history.

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SOURCE:  Star Cruises

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Star Cruises chefs win three medals at World Master Chefs Competition

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