Malaysian Chefs representation by members of the Penang Chefs Association won the overall Champion at the 3rd Thailand Culinary World Challenge 2015 held in Bangkok from 28th till 30th March 2015. The Malaysia/Penang team enticed the grand judges and swept away with:
• Overall Champion, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Trophy
• Highest Scoring Team for Day One – Best Country of Origin Cuisine Team Awards (Malaysian Cuisine)
• VIP Vote of for Day Two (Thai Cuisine Team
The Malaysian Team was led by Team Manager Chef Audee Cheah was delighted with the achievement by the team members pairing of Chef Andy Leong (Mandarin Oriental) and Chef Willy Soon from Ixora Hotel Perai.
The competition was a 2-day event, where 10 countries took part, featured Thai and national dishes using ingredients that are only from Thailand.
Malaysia Overall Champion, won also the Best Country of Origin Team Awards, won the VIP Vote of the day, Thai Cuisine Team. 1st Runner up – USA, 2nd Runner up – Cambodia, 3rd Runner up (according to alphabetical order) China, Czech Republic , Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Myanmar, Singapore.