These days, everyone probably knows of a celebrity chef or has watched at least one cooking Reality TV show. But how many people get to say they’ve met these chefs in person? If you want to be among the rare group of people with such bragging rights, head down to The GREAT Food Festival (TGFF) from 21 to 24 September where you’ll get to meet the following chefs as seen on Reality TV.
1. Cat Cora
As the first female winner of the Food Network’s Iron Chef America in 2005, Cat Cora was a household name long before she helmed her eponymous Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora at Resorts World Sentosa alongside current resident chef Minwoo Yun. But Cat’s Reality TV limelight didn’t end back in 2005. She also co-hosted Bravo’s Around the World in 80 Plates (a culinary version of The Amazing Race) in 2012, and most recently as co-host and judged Fox’s My Kitchen Rules that aired early this year. Cat certainly proves traditionalists wrong when they say that only men get to make it big in the culinary world.
2. Ian Kittichai
With a friendly disposition and as the first Thai national to be an executive chef of a five-star hotel, it is no wonder that Ian Kittichai is nicknamed ‘The Golden Boy’ of the Land of a Thousand Smiles. Ian first rose to Reality TV fame in 2001 when he hosted the Thai weekly cooking show Chef Mue Tong (The Golden Hand Chef) that was broadcasted across over 70 countries. Ian is currently one of the permanent chefs featured on Iron Chef Thailand and helms Resorts World Sentosa’s Tangerine alongside resident chef Yew Eng Tong.
3. Kristen Kish
We previously featured this winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 10 on our list of chefs to follow on Instagram because of her massive 121k following and her wanderlust-induced globetrotting experiences in discovering new flavours, recipes and exotic ingredients. Besides being behind the camera for her Instagram posts, Kristen also travels the world in front of the camera as a co-host on the Travel Channel’s 36 Hours, where she and Kyle Martino are given only 36 hours to explore the food, culture and hot spots of a new city in each episode.
4. Susur Lee
Susur has been a regular on so many Reality TV shows, this Hong Kong born Canadian is just as much a Reality TV star as he is a chef. As a contestant, his dish received the highest judging marks in the history of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. As a judge on Masterchef Asia, his critique proved invaluable to many of Asia’s aspiring chefs. Other Reality TV appearances by Susur include the Food Network’s Chopped Canada, Iron Chef America and East Meets West.
Want to see more celebrity chefs?
Cat, Ian, Kristen and Susur are just 4 of the 40 world-renowned chefs who will be coming together at The GREAT Food Festival in Resorts World Sentosa from 21 to 24 September 2017.
The TGFF Experience Pack (S$78)
Includes S$35 TGFF credits (Star Chef Arena), S$10 TGFF credits (Rollin’ Sweet Times), goodie bag worth S$44.90, full-day parking for one, plus all-day access to Celebrity Chef Auditorium for live demo sessions. TGFF credits are for food purchase.
Members and UOB Cardholders enjoy 10% off.
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