Sofitel Star Chefs Asian Tour 2014Thursday 18 December 2014
The largest culinary hotel week-end held in Guangzhou
Guangzhou, December 7th, 2014 – Sofitel Star Chefs Asian Tour 2014, the largest culinary hotel week held at the Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich was a tremendous success.
This week long program has both incredible diversities as well as couples the best of what the culinary world has to offer. Linking this event with the celebration of Sofitel’s 50 year anniversary as well as recognition of 50 years of French Sino relations, we have invited 50 top international chefs. Sofitel Star Chef Asian Tour 2014 showcased over 70 individual events ranging from up close and personal cooking demonstrations with leading culinary professionals, bio diverse product introductions and organic farm visits, 12 newly created afternoon high teas, special dinners with notable chefs, an all female chef cast for a special dining experience, a cook off competition with mystery box ingredients and an amazing 13 course dinner prepared by six Michelin Chefs totaling 13 Michelin Stars around one table.
The week’s final event on Dec 6th: the Good Food and Wine Show included no less then over a 100 wines to sample from China’s 12 top international wine distributors, a barista competition, cocktail demonstrations, food samplings, master class introductions and a cook off between male and female teams of 12 international chefs together with 2 winners from ‘Are You A Star Chef’ competition for an audience of over 800 persons. The juries for the chef battle included French culinary expert judge Mr. Jean Louis Oddos, Dutch renowned journalist Mr. Eric Hellingman and famous gastronomic critic Mr. Johnson Wong. After 3 rounds of intense competition, the female chefs’ team finally won and all the guests all enjoyed the fun, taste, and excitement of the evening.
Part of our proceeds has been donated to the Accor initiative: Stay For Brightness program under the Orbis Charity organization which provides medical services as well as an eye care program restoring eye site in children and the elderly for the under privileged in difficult to reach regions in China and the world.
Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich is strategically located in Tianhe, the most dynamic financial and commercial district of Guangzhou. Facilities include 493 spectacular French style décor rooms and suites, 5 innovative bars and restaurants, 17 state-of-the-art meeting rooms including a Grand Ballroom, extensive recreational facilities featuring the award winning SoSpa, a SoFit 24-hour fitness centre and an indoor pool with a panoramic view and underwater music.
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