Starting 14 November, watch as 12 underprivileged teenagers from six countries across Asia pit their skills in a series of challenges in pursuit of their dreams of becoming a chef.
Hosted by Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) Executive Chef Alan Orreal and Asian Food Channel (AFC) celebrity chef Farah Quinn, The Big Break is an original reality television series produced in partnership with AFC. The hosts travel to voluntary welfare organizations in Malaysia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand, South Korea and Singapore in search of youths with a passion for cooking and who possess the determination to pursue their culinary dreams.
From right, chef Davide Bizzarri of Palio restaurant, chef Alan Orreal, and chef Farah Quin on set before a challenge.
The selected 12 will travel to Singapore and take on the challenges at Resorts World Sentosa, where the myriad of attractions and restaurants form the backdrop for the series.
Judged based on their culinary and hospitality skills, as well as attitude and performance, they vie to get one step closer to the grand prize of a scholarship worth over S$30,000 at At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy in Singapore, co-sponsored by RWS. And no one goes home empty-handed; the youths who don’t qualify every week are granted a S$2,000 bursary by RWS, allowing them to continue with their education back home.
A stellar line-up of international and distinguished guest chefs take on the role of judges and mentors, furnishing the teenagers with first-class culinary training and exposing them to different cuisines and flavours from all around the world. Supported by a 2,000-strong F&B team across different outlets, the RWS team have put their hearts into this production in hopes that the youths will be inspired and empowered to believe in themselves and in what they can achieve.
The Big Break will air on these channels:
Astro Channel 703 (Malaysia and Brunei)
StarHub Channel 435 (Singapore)
First Media Digital 1 Channel 76 (Jakarta, Indonesia)
TelkomVision Channel 33 (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Indovision Channel 240 (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Aora TV Channel 318 (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Nexmedia 210 (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Central Tivi Channel 515 (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Topas TV Channel 302 (Jakarta, Indonesia)
now TV Channel 527 (Hong Kong)
Skycable Channel 22 (Philippines)
Dream Satellite Channel 27 (Philippines)
Cignal Channel 30 (Philippines)
Univision Channel 84 (Mongolia)
PPCTV Channel 22 (Wireless) or Channel 7 (Digital) (Cambodia)
Please visit The Asian Food Channel for more information.