Monday, October 20, 2008

Singapore Junior Chefs Club
wishes all Members & Chefs
a Happy International Chefs Day
May you find a special meaning in this day!

International Chefs Day Singapore 2008

International Chefs Day Singapore

International Chefs Day 2008 will be celebrated with a slight twist in Singapore – instead of going down to homes and cooking at old folks homes, the Singapore Chefs Association (SCA) has decided to hold a series of cooking classes at At-Sunrice. The guests: more than 100 children from Andrew & Grace Home, Northlight and Care Corner FSC Woodlands. “We wanted to share our skills with the under-privileged kids, and teach them that eating well may not be an expensive affair. With the right culinary skills, such as how to handle meats or cut vegetables the right way, they can be empowered to whip up a delicious, healthy meal at home anytime at a low cost,” said Eric Teo, president of SCA.

Held on 20 October, International Chefs Day will see chefs from SCA and junior chefs from the Singapore Junior Chefs Club leading four three-hour cooking classes. The program line-up will start with a spice tour upon the arrival of the young guests, followed by a chef demonstration and a hands-on session where the kids will be able to put into practice the dishes they’ve been taught. The day will end with a communal meal with the chefs. “It is our hope that we will be able to create an experience that will be memorable for the children. At the same time, we hope to be able to share with them a little more about the chef profession, and hopefully inspire some to join the future chefs’ generation,” said Teo

Friday, October 17, 2008

SCA Membership Card Privileges

SCA Membership Card Privileges
Dear Members,
As a member of our esteemed association, the SCA Committee is continuously and tirelessly striving to bring privileges to all members. Attached are the lists of dining privileges exclusive to the members of the Singapore Chefs Association. The information on this list will be updated monthly so do check back regularly for more updates.Just flash your SCA membership card to enjoy the discounts and privileges.

Partnership Restaurants are :
Lawry’s The Prime Rib – 15% off total bill
Jack’s Place ( 15 outlets ) – 10% off a la carte food bill
Olio Dome ( 2 outlets) – 10% off total bill
Red House ( 2 outlets ) - 10% off a la carte bill
Lemongrass ( 3 outlets ) – 20% off total food bill
FoodXervices – Discount shopping
MOS Magazine Subscription – 20 – 28% discount

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

SCA Invitation Gardenia Factory

SCA Invitation Gardenia Factory
Dear Members,


We wish to invite you to Gardenia Factory – with its slogan “so good… you can even eat it on its own”.

Gardenia first started as a small in-store bakery in 1978 at Bukit Timah Plaza producing variety bread with the help of experienced American baker, Horatio ‘Sye’ Slocumm, who had 35 years experience in the bakery business. Gardenia expanded extensively throughout the year into the neighbouring region such as Thailand, Malaysia, China, India and Philippines. Gardenia acquired Bonjour in 2001.

Gardenia uses the traditional American Sponge and Dough bread-making method to bake that soft-textured loaf with a tender crust and distinct taste. This unique method ensures that Gardenia's bread stays fresh longer and tastes so good you can even eat it on its own. Gardenia's Research & Development team constantly strives to come up with new products through a careful process of rigorous adaptation and trial with in-depth taste testing and feedback from the public.

Despite a competitive environment, Gardenia has remained the market leader till today. Currently, Gardenia has 33 varieties of freshly baked breads and buns that cater to every need.

22 October 2008, Wednesday
Meeting Time
2.00pm sharp
Meeting Venue / Pick Up Point
Capitol Building (opposite City Hall Mrt)
Destination Venue
Gardenia Factory224 Pandan LoopSingapore 128411
Dress Code
Please dress comfortably

2.00pm Leave Capitol Building
2.50pm Arrive Gardenia Factory
3.00pm Start of Factory Tour
Welcome: Visitors will be introduced to the full range of Gardenia's products.
Video: Presentation on the bread-making process and the profile of Gardenia.
Tour: View the actual production process from an elevated walkway, and the
opportunity to catch a whiff of the heavenly aroma of Gardenia's freshly baked
Q&A: Our friendly staff is on hand to answer your queries.
Refreshments: Be treated to yummy Gardenia breads and buns
Shop: Buy home some exclusive Gardenia premiums or Gardenia products at special rates.
4.10pm Depart Factory for Capitol Building
6.00pm Arrive Capitol Building

If you are interested to join us on this educational tour, kindly RSVP with the attached form to:

Lynn Khor (Personal Assistant to Christophe Megel)
Tel : +65 6877 6981 or Email:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Attn: Lynn Khor (PA to Christophe Megel)
Tel : +65 6877 6981 / 9055 5713
Fax: +65 6336 9353
Email :

Fax / Email Reservation
Name: ________________________
Membership No: ________________________
Company Name: ________________________
Contact No: ________________________
Email Address: ________________________

Yes, I would be attending the Educational Tour to ‘Gardenia Factory’.

Signature of Member

Meeting Point at Capitol Building:Meeting point is marked with ‘B’ (in front of BreadTalk Outlet).

Sunday, October 12, 2008

IKA 2008

IKA / Olympiade der Köche 2008
Just today, a team of our very own Chefs, flew off to Erfurt, Germany to compete in the prestigious IKA/ Culinary Olympics Erfurt Germany 2008. Held once every 4 years, this competition demands the very best of Chefs from around the world and is considered the most important event in our field. The world's best Chefs and Pastry Chefs will gather in Erfurt to show their know-how and expertise in culinary arts.

Comparable to sports events the international exhibitions of Culinary Art are offering different disciplines such as teams, national or regional level, culinary or pastry, junior members (under 23 years) or individuals.National Teams have a two-part-assignment which consists of the Hot Kitchen and the Cold Platter Show. The Hot Kitchen, representing category R (= Restaurant) is usually covering the preparation of a three-course-menu – ambitious but practical – serving 110 covers in the "Restaurant of Nations".

The Cold Platter Show includes appetizers, main courses, complete menus, desserts, cakes and showpieces to be displayed on artfully draped tables in the exhibition hall. Being prepared hot (or cold) but displayed only cold the exhibits need to be covered with aspic. These four categories are internationally known:
• A for appetizers, show platters, fingerfood
• B for main courses, menus
• C for desserts, patisserie
• D for showpieces
To learn more about IKA, log on to

Singapore Junior Chefs Club
wishes the
Singapore National Culinary Team
all its Best and may they bring Glory to our Country!!!