APinchOfSalt 15: Cooking to the Top.


A Pinch of Salt #15 brought to you by The Good Food Alliance (GFA), especially for Chefs, Restauranteurs, Foodies and the General Public.

This time we will be featuring 2 heavyweights of the Malaysian culinary scene: Chef Darren Teoh and Chef Jeff Ramsey.

Photo Credit: The Peak

Darren Teoh doesn’t talk about his work in simple, snappy sound bites; in fact, he doesn’t talk much about it at all. It speaks for itself. In the kitchen at Dewakan, Darren sets the stage for imaginative, inventive servings of modern Malaysian cuisine; and at Dewakan ’s dinner tables, Bario rice porridge and Bidor duck breast become bona fide events.

His building blocks are indigenous ingredients, such as kulim, ketumpang air, and bunga kantan, that lend his cuisine an unmistakable Malaysian terroir – so much rarer is the chef who can tango with familiar flavours, and with it, create something straight-up subversive.

Photo Credit: The Peak

Born in Japan, the son of an American Air Force soldier and a Japanese Hiroshima Bomb Survivor, Jeff has always lived in a juxtaposition of opposing worlds.

He studied under Chef Jose Andres, protégé of the legendary Catalonian chef Ferran Adria of El Bulli. From there he was picked up by Japanese “Super-chef” Hide Yamamoto to open the 6-star Mandarin Oriental Tokyo hotel. There, he explored his own style of modernist cooking, earning and retaining a Michelin Star-rating until his departure. His Restaurant Babe in Malaysia is a multi-award winning restaurant and the premier destination for creative gastronomy in the country.

What this sharing session will be about:
The session will be moderated by chef and owner of Copper, Chef Chai.

Both guest chefs will share their journey towards Michelin stardom (Jeff Ramsey) and Top 50 Best Asia restaurant Award (Darren Teoh). We will talk about the ups and downs running a restaurant, the challenges each chef had in doing their unique cuisine, and lastly both their main message to the younger Malaysian chefs on how to push the culinary world forward.

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Sat Apr 20, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM MYT
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Level 5, Menara Shell, 211, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
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