Staff from Horizon Rooftop Restaurant & Bar took the top spots in the culinary division of Hilton Pattaya’s F&B Masters 2019/2020 – Culinary & Willy Wonka (Pastry) – Hotel Level Competition. The winners were announced on Oct. 1.
40 contestants entered in the culinary competition and 9 contestants from Willy Wonka (pastry) competition had to create their signature dishes from secret ingredients and present the best efforts to the judges.
After opening the secret ingredients box, each contestant had 20 minutes for writing down the menu and recipe, 10 minutes for selecting and preparing all ingredients to use for those menus, and 90 minutes for cooking.
The secret ingredients could help them to develop their creativity and create their own unique recipe as well.
The SEA F&B Masters competition is an annual food and beverage competition among the Hilton hotels in South East Asia in 6 disciplines including culinary, dessert, barista, bartender, sommelier and F&B photography.
The competition consists of three rounds; Hotel Level, Country Level and Regional Finals. All contestants have to showcase their passion and creativity in each plate and drink and present to the judges. Along with the presentation and taste of the beautiful decoration of that menu, cleanliness and safety in every step of food and beverage preparation is also an important judging criteria that all competitors must consider.
The winner of the hotel level in each branch will go on to represent their hotel in the national level with other Hilton hotels in Thailand.
Winner of Culinary
Winner: Ms. Preeyanuch Butsai, Horizon Rooftop Restaurant & Bar
1st Runner Up: Ms. Chatchaya Keawkanjanalai, Horizon Rooftop Restaurant & Bar
2nd Runner Up: Teerapan Kabyubon, Edge Restaurant
Winner of Willy Wonka Cook Helper: Chanon Bunsong, Bakery Kitchen