Star Cruises chefs win culinary awards


Star Cruises has won seven medals at the Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge which was held in Singapore earlier this month.

Executive chef Saifol Ikhsan and Executive sous chefs Chris Bartolome and Haron Saad led a team of 14 in eight different categories.

The chefs showcased their culinary talents and creations and the Star Cruises team won one silver medal and three bonze medals in the Plated Food Displays – Asian Meal category as well as three bronze medals in the Plated Food Displays – Plate Dishes and the Plated Food Displays – Pastry Showpiece (chocolate categories.

“On behalf of Star Cruises, we are extremely proud once again of our chefs’ achievements at this year’s Food and Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge (FCC2016). As part of our ongoing dedication to culinary excellence, we continue to encourage and support our chefs to actively participate in these regional and international competitions to gain greater experience and to further enhance their culinary skills to deliver top-notch, quality cuisine – reaffirming Star Cruises’ position as the ultimate culinary destination at sea,” said Mr. Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises.

Guests onboard the SuperStar Germini will have the chance to try these dishes at Bella Vista on Deck 9. Silver medallist sous chef Rashidi bin Mohd will showcase his two winning dishes including Pais Udan Galah which is grilled prawns with freshly grated coconut wrapped in banana leaf. Sous chef Ravi Dullipala will showcase his winning dish Murgh Chicken Tikka Makhani which is a midly spiced curry chicken.