Food of Asia Halal Gourmet Selections Celebrity Chefs Masterclass

Traditional Favourites and Modern Treats by Celebrity Chefs

*Registration ends 14 August, 12am

Registration is FREE.

For the first time ever, Food of Asia will host a dedicated halal section. Labelled Halal Gourmet Selections, come explore and devour unique Halal cuisine from around Asia at this one stop smorgasbord of Halal dishes, treats and more from traditional Malay noodles, Malay Kueh and Halal authentic Italian cuisine.

With the exponential growth in interest within the Halal Food sector, you wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity to discover exciting Halal dishes and all you need to know about Halal food under one roof.

Catch your favourite celebrity chefs and learn culinary techniques as they conduct live cooking demonstrations in a fun filled environment. On 15 & 16 August, meet Chef Violet Oon, Chef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob, Chef Siti Mastura, Chef Devagi Sanmugam and esteemed Chefs from Singapore Halal Culinary Federation – Chef Bob, Chef Mel Dean and Chef Tania Aris. Don’t let your taste buds miss out on this mouth-watering event!

15 August 2015, Saturday

11.30am-12.30pm – Chef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob (French)
Dish 1: Spiral Puff Pastry with Savoury Sardine Filling
Dish 2: Magic Chocolate Lava Cake with Chocolate Ganache

2pm-3pm - Chef Tania Aris (Oriental)
Dish 1: Kimchi
Dish 2: Tofu Kimchi Soup

4.30pm-5.30pm – Chef Violet Oon (Peranakan)
Dish 1: Summer Fruit Salad
Dish 2: Thai Tang Hoon with Prawns in a Claypot

7.30pm-8.30pm - Chef Devagi Sanmugam (Indian)
Dish 1: Black Pepper Masala Squids
Dish 2: Pumpkin Payasam

16 August 2015, Sunday

11.30am-12.30pm - Chef Siti Mastura Alwi (Pastry/Kuehs)
Dish 1: Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie
Dish 2: Harum Manis

2pm-3pm - Chef Bob (Neo Asian) & Chef Mel Dean (Tex Mex)
Dish 1: Broiled Green Curry Crusted Surf & Turf by Chef Bob

Dish 2: Beef Enchiladas by Chef Mel Dean

4.30pm-5.30pm – Chef Dato’ Fazley Yaakob (French)
Dish 1: Berry Pancakes made with Ice Cream & Honey Butter Sauce
Dish 2: Caramelised Bananas with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Mixed Berry Compote & Toffee Butterscotch

Meet the Chefs

Chef Dato' Fazley Yaakob
Singer, Masterchef Celebrity Malaysia, Motivational Speaker & TV Host

A well-known personality in Malaysia and Singapore, Chef Dato' Fazley was crowned the MasterChef Celebrity Malaysia champion in 2012. He is a Le Cordon Bleu Paris certified Patisserie Chef, an experienced Motivator, TV Host, Actor and a Musician. The celebrity-turned chef is also owner and Executive Chef of SukaSucre Bistro, serving up Negeri Sembilan-Western fusion cuisine, an ode to his hometown in Malaysia.

With the MasterChef win, he scored a string of TV cooking shows, food and kitchen electronics product endorsements and a hectic travel schedule conducting cooking demonstrations domestically and regionally. He is most comfortable at his own kitchen studio where he teaches basic French pastries to first-timers.

Even with his foot set in the kitchen, Chef Dato' Fazley is still active in his artistic endeavours, having released a Hari Raya compilation recently, and his 5th studio album soon. Not until his much anticipated recipe book, My Sucre Story, comes out first in the last quarter of this year.

Chef Siti Mastura Alwi
Entrepreneur/Pastry Chef at Siti's Delights

Chef Siti Mastura is a Celebrity Chef, Writer, TV Host and also a Social Entrepreneur who takes pride in her own baking school, Siti's Delight Pte Ltd.

Well known for her passion and love for baking and pastries, Chef Siti often guests on Warna FM 94.2, and hosted her own Vanila baking program on Mediacorp Suria. Amongst her many TV appearances, she was also widely known as one of the pioneer guest judge in Master Chef Malaysia 2011.

As a recipient of the Lifelong Learner Award and Spirit of Enterprise Award, Chef Siti continues to share her experiences and knowledge through her weekend column in Berita Minggu and her own baking recipe book, "Ignite The Flame... Bonding The Generations."

Chef Violet Oon

Dubbed as Singapore’s Food Ambassador, Violet Oon is one of the leading food gurus known for her distinctive style of Peranakan and Western cuisines.

In 2012, a re-launch of her restaurant located at Bukit Timah introduced a modern bistro serving a collection of dishes from her growing-up years and travels that includes signature Nyonya dishes and Singaporean favourites.

Internationally recognised, Oon received her TV debut on The Food Network, and appeared on hit TV show - Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, alongside other programmes on Fox Network and BBC. Of her many accomplishments, Oon was honoured as a guest chef at James Beard House, a highly-acclaimed restaurant in New York.

Chef Devagi Sanmugam

One of Singapore's most dynamic food personalities, Chef Devagi has produced over 21 professional cookbooks in her career. Living up to her name as the ‘Spice Queen’, the talented chef has her own range of artisan sauces, chutneys and sambals.

Having conducted cooking and training workshops for chefs and novices in more than 20 countries, she continues to share her culinary experiences through lectures, demonstrations and team building activities at her cooking classes.

An accomplished authority in the Asian food scene, she has been involved in developing and testing of recipes and formulas for food companies, hotels and restaurants all over the world.


Chef Shahrizal Salleh (Chef Bob)
A Culinarian and TV Personality

A Neo-Asian Cuisine specialist; Chef Bob has an extensive experience working alongside many world renowned chefs during his employment with prestigious brands such as Grand Hyatt Singapore and Ritz Carlton Millennia. Once a restaurateur himself, Chef Bob has managed and consulted many local and international food service entities.

Widely known for his appearance in Chef Skuter by Asian Food Channel, Chef Bob continues to reach out to many households through his appearances on 10 cooking-lifestyle programs. Adding to his many culinary achievements, the Culinary Ambassador of Singapore Halal Culinary Federation recently participated as a culinary judge in an international culinary competition.

Chef Mel Dean

A Lifestyle Chef and pumped-up personality, Chef Mel Dean’s versatility is evident in the multiple talents he brings to the field as a Pop Up Restaurateur, Lifestyle Ambassador for Singapore Halal Culinary Federation, Brand Ambassador, Culinary Host and Food Columnist/Critic with Berita Harian.

He is also a Recipe Developer and Associate Trainer for Hospitality & Culinary with GNS School of Business and Technology. He is also honoured to have been part of the world's first bilingual Halal cookbook development by Singapore Halal Culinary Federation, together with local and international celebrity chefs and members of the culinary fraternity from all around the globe.

A radio–TV-theatre child actor in 1970s, Chef Mel is a colorful personality known to many. Chef Mel has been in the Food & Beverage industry since 1993, being one of the pioneers back in the early 90’s that had catered to thousands of his clienteles ranging from the niche market, corporate, celebrities, ministers and the Royal families.

With his unique and bubbly personality, Chef Mel had garnered on a range of media platforms over the years. He dares to push his boundaries to be the brains behind the concept of the FIRST Halal Pop Up Restaurant culture in Singapore serving his signature Tex-Mex cuisines, treating the guests with an unforgettable culinary experience. He will be producing his culinary products under his name this year.

Chef Tania Aris

Chef Tania Aris, an entrepreneur and trainer, is a versatile Chef who teaches cooking, baking and cake decoration. She specialises in Western, Chinese, Thai, Korean and Japanese cuisines.

While on a 3-year assignment as a show coordinator for a Japanese company, Chef Tania took the opportunity to enhance her culinary skills in Europe, Japan and Asian countries. She has created her own fusion of Eastern and Western cuisine to suit the local palate.

With more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and trainer, Chef Tania is known for her own creations of Kueh Lapis with new flavours and colours. She is known for her group and hands-on classes and has taught many students from all walks of life. Her innovative ideas and creations has earned her multiple awards and admiration from the community.

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Aug 14 - Aug 16, 2015
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM SGT
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Singapore Expo Hall 5A
15 Aug, Sat - Chef Dato' Fazley Yaakob (1130am-1230pm)
15 Aug, Sat - Chef Tania Aris (2pm-3pm)
15 Aug, Sat - Chef Violet Oon (430pm-530pm)
15 Aug, Sat - Chef Devagi Sanmugam (730pm-830pm)
16 Aug, Sun - Chef Siti Mastura (1130am-1230pm)
16 Aug, Sun - Chef Bob & Chef Mel Dean (2pm-3pm)
16 Aug, Sun - Chef Dato' Fazley Yaakob (430pm-530pm)

On sale until Aug 15, 2015, 12:00:00 AM

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Singapore Expo Hall 5A Singapore
Food of Asia 2015