I'm here to share with you a really heartfelt and touching reality cooking show. This show is produced originally with partnership of Resorts World Sentosa and Asian Food Channel; sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions and Del Monte Asia Pte Ltd. It offers a chance of a lifetime to 12 underprivileged youths from six countries across Asia to fulfill their dreams in this show. This is premiered just yesterday (14th November 2012) at 10pm on Starhub Channel 435.
I was invited to their media preview and took some pictures during the event!
It wouldn't be a AFC media preview without food! They were delicious!
Alan Orreal and Farah Quinn hosting the preview
The Singaporean contestants Nico and Danny being interviewed on how they feel about this competition
Nico and Danny with Farah Quinn
Farah Quinn and I; Alan Orreal and I
These are the chefs for the show (chefs from RWS):
Featured Chefs (clockwise): World's most Michelin star-decorated Chef Jöel Robuchon, Australian Celebrity chef Scott Webster, Unilever Food Solutions' Regional Executive Chef Yen Koh
From left to right (RWS's Executive Chefs): Edmund Toh, Ron Cheng, Alan Orreal
Hosts (Left to right): Alan Orreal (RWS Executive chef), Farah Quinn (AFC celebrity chef)
And these were the contestants who got through to the competition:
From left to right: Balla Lawrence (Manila), Gerry Boy (Philippines), Seok Ye Seul (Korea), Nico (Singapore), Ariuna (Mongolia), Jeong Hae-Chan (Korea), Ruth (Philippines), Danny (Singapore), Elizabeth (Malaysia), Sooyoung (Mongolia), Biula (Malaysia)
The first episode featured a heartwarming introduction to the contestants from "The Search" where Farah Quinn and Alan Orreal travelled to countries like the Philippines, Thailand, South Korea, Mongolia, Singapore and Malaysia as they meet underprivileged youths who have a passion for cooking and a desire to succeed in the gastronomical world.
In the next episode, the contestants visit Resorts World Sentosa for the first time and are whisked off to the Maritime Museum. Amidst their fascination with the museum, the students are introduced to their first culinary tutorial and challenge. Under the sweltering heat and intense pressure of a first challenge, will the contestants crumble under the stress or will they perform and impress the judges?
I'll end this advertorial with some quotes from Farah Quinn and Alan Orreal from the media preview:
"An Incredible Journey and truly humbling." - Alan Orreal
"Very special" - Farah Quinn
And for those aspiring chefs that are reading this post, they've got words for you too:
"Dont give up; knock on doors (of chefs) and go back again and again."
That's all lovelies! I really hope you'd watch it!
Images are credited to AFC (Asian Food Channel)