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Race Promoter Singapore GP launches TrackChef culinary competition

 

4 March ,Singapore – With slightly over a week to the start of the FORMULA ONE season, race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd has launched the inaugural TrackChef culinary competition. Comprising 24 chefs from six hotels and 12 budding pastry chef apprentices from At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, the competition will pit some of the best chefs in Singapore to inspire them to produce stunning creations and design a brand new menu for hospitality guests including those at the Sky and Club Suites at the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX.

Judging the TrackChef contestants together with Singapore GP representatives are award-winning chefs Otto Weibel, Eric Teo and Martin Woo, who have had experience catering to hospitality guests at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.  

“We are thrilled to launch the TrackChef culinary competition that will see an exciting collaboration between some of the best chefs in Singapore and promising student chef apprentices to produce a new menu for the trackside hospitality. We hope to see an exciting mix of modern fusion cuisine, local flavours with a twist as well as latest food trends such as food and liquor pairings incorporated into the menu to tempt even the most discerning palate,” said Sunil Shamdasani, Director of Operations, Food & Beverage of Singapore GP Pte Ltd.

Designing a menu for hospitality guests at the Sky Suite, Club Suite and The Green Room comes with a unique set of challenges such as food preparation in an onsite modular kitchen facility, catering to a diverse international audience, and ensuring consistency in presentation and taste when catering for a large-scale event.

First ever pairing of chefs and student apprentices for trackside hospitality menu

The competition will see participation by chefs from six five-star hotels officially catering for the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - Grand Hyatt Singapore, Sheraton Towers Singapore, InterContinental Singapore, Marina Mandarin Singapore, Mandarin Oriental Singapore and Pan Pacific Singapore.

In an industry first, the chefs will be teamed with and mentor 12 pastry chef apprentices from At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy to produce desserts for the menu as part of this culinary competition. This exclusive opportunity will provide a platform for promising student chef apprentices to showcase their talent and gain industry experience by some of the best chefs in Singapore.

“These 12 students have been specially picked by At-Sunrice for the promising talent they've displayed during their academic journey. The TrackChef culinary competition is an excellent initiative that will expose our students to real-world experience in a competitive arena, and push them to develop their talents further,” said Dr Glenn Mack, Deputy Dean of At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy.

Chefs will compete in three teams to produce innovative dishes for the Menu Design, Appetiser, Main Course and Dessert categories. Points will be awarded on creativity of dishes, blend of flavours and ingredients as well as quality of food, amongst other criteria.

The competition will first see participants go through a Chef-in-Boardroom round, where they will partake in a culinary ‘war game’ with the judging panel to debate on preparation methods and menu dynamics. This will be followed by a Preliminary Presentation, to enable the judges to sample and critique the proposed dishes. The teams’ final creations will be put forward in a Grand Finale, where the dishes will be sampled by the judging panel and selected hospitality suite guests.

As part of the TrackChef culinary initiative, Singapore GP will also be launching a spin-off culinary competition under the Rev Up Singapore! campaign to provide opportunities for members of the public to submit recipes to be included in the hospitality menu. More details on the public competition will be announced soon.

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Singapore GP revs up excitement for Formula One with ‘Rev Up Singapore!’ Karting Championship

(From L to R) Senior Category (18 to 21) Haziq Danish (First runner-up), Phua Chun Boon (Champion), Muhammad Dawis (Second runner-up) Junior Category (14 to 17) Yeo Tong Ming (First runner-up), Lachlan Russell (Champion), Aiden Chong (Second runner-up)

21 June , Singapore – With just three months to the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd successfully kicked off their first Rev Up Singapore! initiative for the year with the Karting Training Programme and Championship. 

The first in a series of initiatives aimed at sharing the excitement of Formula One™ across the island, the Karting Training Programme culminated in a go-kart championship on 21 June. 

Karting Training Programme and Championship

Back for the second year, the Karting Training Programme reached out to participants with no prior karting experience, up from last year. Designed to introduce karting – a sport most Formula One™ drivers consider as the first step to professional racing – to the youth, the campaign attracted close to entries from aspiring local racers aged 14 to

Held at the KF1 Karting Circuit over four days, participants who successfully balloted for a place attended a fully-sponsored training session, comprising theory and on-track practical lessons conducted by instructors from the Singapore Motor Sports Association. 

Competing in two age categories of 14 to 17 (Junior) and 18 to 21 (Senior) on the challenging m track, Lachlan Russell, 14 from Australian International School won the Junior Category while Phua Chun Boon, 20 from Singapore Polytechnic took the trophy for the Senior Category.

“I went into the competition not knowing what to expect. Now that I’ve won the Junior Category, I’m super stoked on what is to come,” said Lachlan Russell. “The win was totally unexpected and it’s like a dream come true where I can finally go into racing. I am looking forward to competing in leagues to see where I stand and improve with every race,” said Phua Chun Boon. 

The winners each walked away with a one-year scholarship by Singapore GP Pte Ltd and KF1 Pte Ltd, consisting of a Singapore Motor Sports Association karting license, practice sessions at the KF1 Karting Circuit, full race gear, entry to the KF1 official races in Singapore and a pair of tickets to the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX worth over S$14, (per person). 

More ‘Rev Up Singapore!’ initiatives coming up

Other fan-friendly initiatives lined-up under the ‘Rev Up Singapore!’ campaign include a Thursday Pit Lane Walk, Behind the Scene tours, FORMULA Talks, Singapore GP School Visits and more exciting programmes will be launched in the coming weeks. For more information on the upcoming initiatives, fans can visit woaknb.wz.sk or follow Singapore GP Official Page on Facebook or @F1nightrace on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.

About the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Singapore has successfully hosted the only night race in Grand Prix history and Asia’s only street race on the Formula One™ calendar at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in downtown Singapore since the inaugural race in On 22 September , Singapore GP Pte Ltd announced that it has exercised its option to extend the city’s contract to host a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship™ for a further five-year period until For more information, visit woaknb.wz.sk

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