Date: 2017-July-11Writer: Tan Yifan
The final competition of Marriott International South China Chef Battle Event was held at JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen on July 6. Six chefs from five hotels in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Sanya, respectively, participated in the event and showcased their great talents.
Christ Dong, the Sous Chef of Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan won the competition and earned the title of“Master Chef”of the competition.
Under the theme of “The Five Senses,” chef Christ Dong made a dish called “the aroma of seas,” which combined the flavors of Lingnan cuisine with western seafood. He used the delicate fragrance of dried tangerine peels to strengthen the taste of lobsters. His idea impressed audiences and judges and won most of the votes at the competition.
Chef Ryan Xu from China Hotel Guangzhou was the runner-upwith his dish called “setting sail with fully loaded hope.”Chef Jack Wu from The Westin Guangzhou won the third prize and his served judges the dish -- “gold and jade fill the hall.”
Jason Ong, regional director of F&B, Greater China, Marriott International, said, “By going through the highly selective and highly competitive process, we chose only six chefs among 47 chefs from 38 hotels located in 13 cities to the final. To date, Marriott International owns 30 hotel brands and they are presenting in over 110 countries with more than 5,700 hotels and 1.1 million rooms across the globe. We are expecting that more and more hotels can improve the communications about culinary skills and share their experiences to each hotel members.”
On July 6,the ballroom of JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen was equipped with five colorful lighting effect that represents the five senses. Three banquet long tables were decorated with the colors of pure white, rose gold, agate red, rye yellow and green which can symbolize gifts from nature. The entries were required to not only interpret color, smell and taste of the food, but also generate an idea that only the person has passion for food can find the optimal combination of diversified ingredients and finally bring about the five senses dishes.
The Chef Battleis a signature event of Marriott International across Greater China. It has been held continually in the hotels situated in Nouth and East China and has gained many great attentions and reactions. Plus this time the Chef Battle in South China, three competitions brought professional chefs across China together, and the culinary skills in hotels have been improved because of this largest and the most influential competition in hotel industry.