Culinaire Malaysia 2023, the region’s foremost biennial culinary extravaganza, concluded on September 22, 2023, after four days of showcasing culinary excellence, innovation, and intense competition.
Held at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Hall 8, from September 19th to 22nd, 2023, the 16th edition of this renowned culinary event brought together 1144 participants representing 12 countries. These culinary talents competed across 37 diverse classes, where they exhibited their skills, creativity, and unwavering passion for the culinary arts.
The grand finale culminated in an elegant Awards Presentation Dinner hosted at the Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel and Residences. The evening was graced by YBrs. En Amin Yahya, Senior Director of Domestic & Event at the Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB), who served as the esteemed Guest of Honour on behalf of Dato’ Dr. Ammar Abd Ghapar, the Director General of MTPB. En Amin Yahya was accompanied by En Azmi Abdullah, the Regional Director of MTPB Central Region.
A distinguished panel of 148 judges from around the world, led by Chief Judge Chef Karl Heinz Ney from the German Chef Association, dedicated significant effort to assess the skills of each participant. The results were outstanding, with a total of 573 medals proudly awarded, including 321 Bronze, 173 Silver, 78 Gold medals, and 1 Gold with Distinction. In addition to the medals, 34 prestigious awards celebrated the industry’s best and brightest during the Awards Presentation Dinner.
As Culinaire Malaysia 2023 draws to a close, the Malaysian Association of Hotels extends its heartfelt gratitude to all participants, judges, sponsors, media partners, and attendees who played an instrumental role in making this event a resounding success. Your unwavering support has been the cornerstone of our achievement.