Young Talents EscoffierThe 9th Young Talents Escoffier will take place alongside an exciting Chef Battle (Black Box Challenge) by seasoned celebrity chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants in RBHK 2017. The competition will once again see eight chefs 27 years old or younger from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, The Philippines, and Vietnam, displaying their culinary prowess as they are tasked with creating Escoffier’s own recipes. The winner will then be representing Asia in the global final in France.

Winner of Young Talents Escoffier 2018 – Mr. Neo Jun Hao (Singapore)

The young chefs displayed their cooking skills and competed at the Asia Final level, and the ultimate winner selected in Young Talents Escoffier Competition as the Asian representative to compete in the Global Final in France, was Chef Mr. Neo Jun Hao from Singapore with his superior performance among the Asian regional winners.


                         Neo Jun Hao (Singapore)

Featuring Michelin Star Chefs at Disciples Escoffier Theatre 2018 

Didier Corlou
2nd World best spices specialist,French Chef
Hilda Chan
Asia Ambassador of Disciples Escoffier International Asia
Maxime Michelot
Former winner of the Junior Chocolate Master UK competition, Winner of the Classic Fine Foods UK competition (Christmas log category)
Michel Portos
2012 Chef of The Year, Winner of two Michelin stars
Patrick Jeffroy
Winner of two Michelin stars
Serge Granger
Honorary President of L’association Tradition Gourmande

3-Day Schedule of Disciples Escoffier Theatre
4 Sep (TUE)
11:00Asia Wine & Spirits Awards - Wine Bar (Whole Day)
11:30Disciples Escoffier Young Talents Escoffier - Opening Ceremony
13:30 Disciples Escoffier Young Talents Escoffier - Round 1
5 Sep (WED)
10:30Asia Wine & Spirits Awards - Wine Bar (Whole Day)
11:00Disciples Escoffier Young Talents Escoffier - Round 2
14:30 Disciples Escoffier Young Talents Escoffier - Round 3
6 Sep (THU)
10:30Asia Wine & Spirits Awards - Wine Bar (Whole Day)
11:00Chef Battle - Black Box
15:30 Young Talents Escoffier and Chef Battle Award Prize Presentation and Closing Ceremony
Mr. Robert Fontana
Asean Chairman
Mr. Emmanuel Soulière
President of YTT 2018
Mr. David Jean Marteau
YTT Vice President 2018
Mr. Edmund Toh
YTT Vice President 2018
Mr. Daniel Birkner
Judge Leader
Mr. Thierry Muller
Rules & Mark Recorded
Ms. Raphaelle Muller
Asia Coordinator
Ms. Samantha Tam
YTE Committee

Mr. Lawrence Hung
YTE Committee
Ms. Lat Sreypov
Mr. Oliver Yan
Hong Kong
Mr. Billy Cheng
Mr. Jie Tao Yu
Mr. Neo Jun Hao
South Korea
Ms. Park Eun Jung
Mr. Apilak Silakaew
The Philippines
Mr. Vin Angelo Soriano
Mr. Vu Xuan Truong
Mr. Richard Gillet

Executive Chef Topaz restaurant
Mr. Peter Zhou

General Manager, Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort & Spa
Hong Kong
Mr. Daniel Birkner

Chef of the Red Room
Mr. Emmanuel Souliere

Executive Chef of Conrad Macau and Cotai Central
Ms. Jessica Prevost

Founder, French Express Pte. Ltd (2010) and Cookal Asia Pte Ltd. (2011)
South Korea
Mr. Byong-Dong Jang

Executive Chef of restaurant WOOD & BRICK
Mr. Sahapat Sakuntahan

Thailand Coach
The Philippines
Mr. Sau Del Rosario

Culinary Director of CCA Manuila, CEO of the company Food Garage
Mr. Sakal Phoeung

Owner of Le Corto, Corporate Chef and Beverages Manager at Annam Fine Food

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