Hilton’s Malaysian properties achieved a remarkable triumph at the Food & Hotel Malaysia 2023, where they not only showcased their culinary innovation but also embraced the central theme of sustainability. The event, hosted at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, saw Hilton Petaling Jaya, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam i-City, and Hilton Kuala Lumpur clinch numerous prestigious awards across various categories.
The Food & Hotel Malaysia 2023, centered on the theme of Sustainability, underscores a significant shift toward eco-conscious practices in the culinary and hospitality sectors. Each Hilton property’s success underscores their distinctive approach to sustainability, exemplifying their dedication to eco-friendly practices while delivering exceptional dining experiences.
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur truly shone at the event, securing two silver medals, a bronze, and two diplomas for their outstanding culinary creations. The innovative dishes were skillfully presented by a talented team including Nazmy bin Hisran, Luqman Hakim, Siti Hajar Binti Badrul Hisham, Nik Muhammad Ameer, Muhammad Syazwan Bin Ibrahim, Muhammad Afiq bin Md. Zain, Ronnie, and Orange Thong.
Nik Muhammad Ameer, with his Herb Crusted Lamb Loin, Agnolotti & Lamb Bolognese Mousse, and Garlic Cream, clinched a silver award. His creation artfully blended local and international flavors, showcasing the freshness of Cameron Highlands produce.
In the same category, Muhammad Syazwan Bin Ibrahim secured a bronze award for his Pan-Seared Herb-Marinated Lamb Loin served with Hollandaise Sauce & Natural Jus, highlighting the significance of utilizing organic products for a healthier culinary experience
Nazmy Bin Hisran’s culinary prowess shone brightly as he clinched a well-deserved silver award. His winning dish, the Sous Vide of ASC Certified Blue Cod Fish with Organic Local Sunkist Orange, Traditional Veloute, Concentrate Seafood Bullion, and Homemade Cannoli Filled with Bell Pepper Mousse and “Market Vegetables Glazed,” captivated both judges and food enthusiasts alike. Nazmy’s silver medal is a testament to his exceptional skill and innovation in the world of gastronomy, bringing the taste of New Zealand’s blue cod to new heights.
Luqman Hakim’s Nasi Lemuni Bersama Arnab Bakar Perchik Diiringi Sayur Goreng Belacan highlighted the flavours of Northern Malaysia, featuring locally sourced ingredients and traditional recipes.
Siti Hajar Binti Badrul Hisham presented Nasi Dagang served with Gulai Chicken Roulade Fish Coconut Sambal & Acar Jelatah, an authentic dish from Terengganu and Kelantan, bringing forth the rich culinary heritage of the region.
In the Coffee Beverage Menu category, Hilton Kuala Lumpur presented a Coffee Signature Beverage, earning a prestigious Bronze award. This unique concoction, crafted by Orange Thong, expertly blended Ethiopian Koke Blue Copper beans with homemade hawthorn-cardamom syrup. Inspired by a trip to Penang and Paris Hilton’s recent visit to Hilton Kuala Lumpur, this beverage embodies nostalgia and innovation in equal measure.
Hilton Petaling Jaya
Under the culinary expertise of Abdul Harith Bin Abdul Hakim, Hilton Petaling Jaya clinched the Bronze award in Category 17C – Meat / poultry Main Course (Western Style) for their delectable dish, Chicken Honey with Herb.
Rivaldo Sampok, with his innovative mixology skills, secured the Bronze award in the Mixologist category for his Malacca Pirate & Earl Scorpion creation, showcasing a blend of flavors inspired by local ingredients.
DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Nur Fatin Nabillah, the Chef de Partie Garde Manger, demonstrated her culinary prowess by winning the Bronze award in Category 1 – Plated Appetisers. Her menu, inspired by the “Farm to Fork” concept, incorporated locally sourced produce and a perfect blend of flavors and textures, aligning seamlessly with the sustainability theme.
Mohd Izham bin Abdul Halib, the Chef de Partie Western Banquet, bagged the Bronze award in Category 16 (B) Chef of Nation – Fish / Seafood Main Course. His menu was a testament to sustainability, featuring locally sourced fish and a harmonious blend of flavors, echoing the commitment to eco-friendly practices.
DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam i-City
In the Coffee Signature Beverage category, Danial Shadizar Bin Mohd Adzaman Francis demonstrated his proficiency, securing a thoroughly earned Bronze accolade for the establishment. Their commitment to environmentally responsible decisions was underscored by the careful choice of sustainable coffee beans.
The achievements of Hilton Properties in Malaysia at the Food & Hotel Malaysia 2023 echo a significant stride toward sustainability in the culinary and hospitality sector. The awards received by Hilton Petaling Jaya, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, DoubleTree by Hilton Shah Alam iCity, and Hilton Kuala Lumpur reflect not only their culinary creativity but also their dedicated commitment to embracing eco-friendly practices. Through innovative dishes and thoughtful sourcing, these properties have showcased a deep understanding of sustainability, marking a positive change for the industry. Hilton properties across Malaysia remains steadfast in its efforts to promote environmentally responsible practices, setting a notable example for the future of gastronomy.