The 24th Great Chefs of Hong Kong, Heep Hong Society’s annual culinary event that raises funds for children with special needs, was held on Thursday 12 May 2016 at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong to the delight of more than 1,200 guests. Diners enjoyed signature drinks, delicacies and quality dishes from almost 50 of the city’s leading hotels, restaurants, and beverage suppliers whilst supporting the charity initiative.
Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration, attended the fundraiser as Guest of Honour and kindly officiated the opening ceremony with Mrs. Emily Tang, Group Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Prince Jewellery & Watch Company, Mr. Philip Yu, General Manager, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Dr. Henry Au-yeung, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Heep Hong Society, Ms. Nancy Tsang, Director of Heep Hong Society, Ms. Kim Murphy, Chairman of the Great Chefs Working Group and Mrs. Grace Lam, Vice-Chairman of the Great Chefs Working Group.
On addressing the fantastic turnout, Ms Murphy said, “This year the number of F&B participants and guests reached new heights. The Great Chefs is not only a night of good food, but it is also a night to give back to society. The funds raised tonight will go to Heep Hong Society’s Parents Resource Centres to support special needs children and their families. Thank you to all our generous donors, food and beverage suppliers, chefs and sponsors for making this event such a success.”
The star chefs prepared their signature dishes.
This year, the Great Chefs of Hong Kong celebrated a theme of ‘Global Flavors’ by bringing together worldwide cuisine from 49 of Hong Kong’s favourite dining destinations. All participants were hosted in The Grand Ballroom, Grand Rooms and Tiffin Lounge at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. This year saw 11 new participants including BRICK LANE, Coyote Bar & Grill , Jinjuu, Master Chef Kitchen, One Minden Tapas Kitchen, Porterhouse by Laris, The Beach House, The Coffee Academics, Essential Fine Wines Ltd., GINSBERG+CHAN Wine Merchants Asia, and VEA Restaurant and Lounge.
Guests enjoyed global cuisine at Tiffin Lounge.
Celebrating its 24th year, the Great Chefs remains a prominent fixture on local food lovers’ culinary calendars. In addition to savouring the signature dishes wonderfully prepared by Hong Kong’s great chefs, guests supported the charity STAR Pâtisserie sale of assorted cookies, which were baked by Heep Hong Society’s beneficiaries. Additional leather accessories hand-made by the parents of beneficiaries were purchasable, and guests enjoyed a lucky draw and tombola. The funds raised will go directly to providing training and support services to children and youths with special needs and their families.