Skills Robotics

Cooking

Social & Personal Services

Cooking embraces a wide range of skills from creating menus and preparing dishes for Michelin-starred restaurants, to workplace canteens and cafeterias.

Cooking could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Craftsmanship
  • Using tools
  • Working as a team

About Cooking

Preparing delicious meals may be the most obvious part of the work of a professional chef, but the job requires much more. All over the world, chefs have to manage kitchen brigades; prepare budgets; maintain hygiene; compile menus; calculate profit margins; control, order and store stock; and keep on top of the latest food trends, such as organic and vegetarian cuisine and healthy eating regimes. Professional chefs work in a wide range of establishments including high-class restaurants, hotels, welfare caterings such as hospitals and residential homes, theme parks and industrial sites; providing catering services to guests and staff. Fashions and trends in cuisine fluctuate, so it is important that professional chefs keep abreast of such development and adapt their products and services accordingly. Strict maintenance of the highest personal and food hygiene, and safety, are paramount at all times.

The Challenge

Competitors are required to prepare and present:
  • 4 varieties of finger food
  • Vegan Dessert
  • Seafood Pasta
  • New version Pear belle Hélène
  • Meat main course

Our Experts

Chief Expert

Mr David Toh

Executive Chef

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore

Deputy Chief Expert

Mr Chan Tuck Wai

Executive Chef

Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay Singapore

Secretary

Ms Elsie Lock

Assistant Manager

School of Infocomm

Republic Polytechnic

Ex-Officio

Mr Fu Chuan Chong

Deputy Director

School of Hospitality

Republic Polytechnic

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