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Cruises and Sailing

 May 17, 2001
Star Cruises' Chefs Shine At The Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 2001

 Star Cruises has won gold, silver and bronze medals at the recent Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 2001 (HKICC 2001). Leading chefs from around the region participated in the competition which was held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in conjunction with the 9th Asian International Exhibition of Hospitality Equipment, Supplies & Technology, Food & Drink (HOFEX) 2001.

A total of nine Star Cruises' chefs vied for honours in the categories of Ice-Carving, Pastry Display and Hot Cooking. The chefs hailed from Star Cruises' various ships based in Hong Kong - SuperStar Leo (SSL) and Star Pisces (SPC); Singapore - SuperStar Virgo (SSV) and Thailand - SuperStar Aries (SSA).

Winners and their respective categories are listed as below:

Gold
Lee Choon Wah (SSV) - Marzipan Showpiece
Tay Kok Woei (SSV) - Ice Carving Section

Silver

Camilo Canlas (SSA) - Marzipan Showpiece
Tay Kok Woei (SSV) - Chocolate Showpiece
Cantalino N. Paje Jr. (SPC) - Ice Carving Section
Ervin Ybanez Grade (SSV) - Hot Cooking Section

Bronze

Werner Schanzl (SSL) - Sugar Showpiece; Chocolate Showpiece

"We are extremely pleased with the overall performance of our chefs and results of the competition, which reflected the high standards of creativity and quality of Star Cruises' chefs from four different cruise ships," said Mr. Graham Cadman, Star Cruises' Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations.

"This will indeed spur us to achieve greater excellence in future culinary competitions as well as further enhancing Star Cruises' onboard culinary standards."

"The four-day event also provided a unique platform for the exchange and sharing of culinary ideas and skills amongst chefs operating and coming from diverse backgrounds. Such an event will certainly promote the advancement and enhancement of culinary techniques, recipes and other facets of the food and beverage industry," added Mr. Cadman.