PETRONAS Dagangan hosts inaugural battle of the chefs
SELANGOR, 28 February 2011 - PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) gave away more than RM10,000 worth of cash and prizes in the inaugural Gas PETRONAS Battle of the Chefs Cooking Competition - an event which saw six leading universities and colleges showcasing their team’s culinary skills at the contest held at SStwo Mall in Petaling Jaya today.
The top winning team was awarded RM3,000 cash prize, challenge trophy, Gas PETRONAS merchandises and 3 cylinders of 14kg Gas PETRONAS cooking gas while the second and third prizes walked away with RM2,000 and RM1,000 cash prize respectively, in addition to Gas PETRONAS merchandises products. Over and above this, five consolation prizes that consisted of trophies, merchandises and Gas PETRONAS products were also awarded.
At the event, Zubair Abdul Razak, the General Manager of PDB’s LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) Business said, “As a responsible Malaysian company, PETRONAS Dagangan recognises the importance of playing our part in fostering the development of the local culinary and hospitality industry. The Gas PETRONAS Battle of the Chefs is one of the platforms for us to expose young chefs to competition and to give them an opportunity to further improve the Malaysian hospitality and food-services standards.”
“We hope this event will motivate our young talents to challenge themselves and craft even better culinary creations, establishing higher benchmarks for other undergraduates to follow, not only in the country but in this region as well, given that Malaysia is striving to become an education hub for this region,” he said.
The six participating universities include Berjaya University College of Hospitality, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), University Tun Abdul Razak, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Advanced Management & Technology Centre (PTPL) and Food Institute of Malaysia.
Each of the six teams comprised three apprentice chefs who were tasked to present three dishes that consisted of an appetizer, a main course and a dessert, all to be prepared and served within two hours.
Elaborating on PDB’s plans to further expand and strengthen the line of services as the leading LPG retailer in Malaysia, Zubair explained that PDB will continue to offer the best in the market and venture into more innovative services to reinforce PDB’s leadership position.
“We believe our customers will appreciate that we have been with them early on - making us their preferred choice as they build their careers as top master chefs in the years ahead. This I believe is another testimony of the pride and appreciation PETRONAS has for our loyal customers,” he added.
The participating teams were judged based on innovation, taste, presentation, timeliness and hygiene. Chef Zamzani Abdul Wahab, Malaysia’s celebrity chef who is popularly known as Chef Zam, provided inspiration and encouragement to the eager contestants.
Below are the lists of winners:
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