Singapore: Sentosa Golf Club’s Executive Chef Kong Kok Kiang will lead the Singaporean National Culinary Team at the Luxembourg Expogast World Cup in 2018.
The competition, which takes place once every four years, will be held at the Expogast Trade Show for Gastronomy. It was won by the Singapore Chefs’ Association in 2014 and this year Chef Kong and the Singaporean chefs are keen to retain their title at the 2018 edition in November.
To help support the team at this year’s event, Sentosa Golf Club is hosting a fund-raising dinner on August 2. The evening will feature a four-course dinner menu on an evening of culinary excellence and is open to both members and non-members of Sentosa Golf Club, as well as to local Singaporean media. Prices for the fund-raising dinner are S$98 for members and S$118 for non-members.
“We are immensely proud of Chef Kong and his team’s achievements in competing for the 2018 Expogast World Cup. We feel that the quality of food served every day at Sentosa Golf Club is at a high standard and accolades such as these only serve to spur our team to improve,” said Andrew Johnston, General Manager of Sentosa Golf Club, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“Everybody at Sentosa wishes Chef Kong and his team all the best for this year’s event, and we look forward to welcoming both members and guests to sample our food at the fund-raising dinner in August.”
Sentosa Golf Club’s on-course excellence has also been consistently recognised over recent months as the host venue for the inaugural Asia-Pacific Women’s Amateur Championship, SMBC Singapore Open and HSBC Women’s World Championship as globally-significant fixtures in Sentosa’s global calendar.
The World Top-100 club is also preparing to welcome some of the finest amateurs in the game for the 10th Asia-Pacific Men’s Amateur Championship, taking place from October 4-7.
The professional events, likewise, attracted many of the biggest names in the sport, with Sergio Garcia claiming the SMBC Singapore Open Title and Michelle Wie topping the leaderboard at the HSBC Women’s World Championship.
The venue has also recently received praise since announcing that it is moving away from plastic bottles on the property, instead installing drinks stations throughout the course to lower Sentosa’s impact on the environment.
Part of the #KeepItGreen initiative which has run throughout the season, the move is in-keeping with other established practices at Sentosa Golf Club, notably the creation of a temporary nursery to facilitate the relocation and replanting of more than 300 trees during the redevelopment of the New Tanjong Course.