Chinese Cuisine Veteran joins HML as Executive Chef - Chinese Kitchen
Jan 08, 2014

(Hong Kong, 7 January 2014) Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (‘HML’) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Tam Kwok-sing as Executive Chef – Chinese Kitchen.

Chef Tam will be responsible for operations of all the Chinese kitchens at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (‘HKCEC’). This includes overseeing Chinese banquets held at the HKCEC, along with the HKCEC’s two Chinese restaurants, the Golden Bauhinia Cantonese Restaurant and New Shanghai. He will also be in charge of staff training and development, and ensuring that menu design, food quality, food safety and hygiene all meet the best international standards.

HML’s food and beverage operations combine significant scale with exceptional quality. During the fiscal year 2012-2013, a phenomenal 2.45 million guests enjoyed food at the HKCEC’s 411 banquets, seven restaurants, and numerous concession stands. Of the banquets, 134 involved more than 1,000 guests at a sitting, with teams of Chinese chefs playing important roles in concocting a range of Chinese delights. “Whether we have to deal with one banquet serving a thousand guests or several banquets taking place at the same time, detailed planning of menu design and manpower is indispensable,” said Chef Tam. “I will use luxurious but healthy ingredients for the gourmet dishes, which will all be presented in the most attractive style. More importantly, ensuring that all dishes are served on time and taste delicious will be a priority. Many large corporations and associations choose to hold their annual gatherings at the HKCEC every year, so I will be continuing to introduce new combinations of ingredients, innovative cooking methods, and outstanding presentation techniques.”

Influenced by his family, Chef Tam showed talent in cooking from childhood and started his culinary career at the age of just 16. With 30 years of experience, he is now a master of Chinese cooking skills and gastronomic traditions. Chef Tam has held a number of senior positions in renowned hotel and restaurant groups in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Shenyang, Guangzhou, the Philippines, and Dubai. He was an important member of the opening team of the Shang Palace at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris, the first Shang Palace restaurant to be opened in Europe.

“The HKCEC attracts over five million visitors and guests from around the world every year,” said Mr Maurice Kong, HML’s Director of Food and Beverage. “I have every confidence that Chef Tam, with his three decades of working experience in different parts of the world, will deliver high quality Chinese cuisine to our visitors and guests, who come from many different cultures and have very different personal preferences. To further meet the expectations of our guests, Chef Tam is eager to listen to clients’ feedback, and will use these in close collaboration with our team of chefs to develop new and innovative Chinese cuisine ideas. I am sure that his inspirational presence will add further reinforce our strong reputation for Chinese culinary excellence.”


About the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
This award-winning 306,000 sqm building, first opened in 1988, offers 91,500 sqm of rentable space. An iconic Hong Kong landmark, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (‘HKCEC’) is located on a prime waterfront site in the central business district of Hong Kong. It is owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

About Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (‘HML’) is a professional private management and operating company responsible for providing day to day management for the HKCEC, where it oversees administration, marketing, booking, scheduling, event co-ordination, maintenance and security. It also manages food and beverage operations at the HKCEC, including restaurants and catering services. HML provides world-class services for users, visitors and guests of the HKCEC, a venue which has been consistently awarded the title of ‘Best Convention and Exhibition Centre in Asia’ by leading industry professionals. About 1,200 events are held at the HKCEC every year, including exhibitions, conferences, corporate meetings, entertainment events, seminars and banquets. These events contribute significant economic benefits to the city, and help raise the international image of Hong Kong.

HML is a member of NWS Holdings Limited. NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings”, Hong Kong stock code: 659), the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 17), operates businesses in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau. Its Infrastructure portfolio includes Roads, Energy, Water and Ports & Logistics projects. Its Services portfolio comprises Facilities Management (the management of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Free Duty), Construction & Transport (construction, bus and ferry services) and Strategic Investments.
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Cathy Ngai, Senior Communications Executive
Tel: +852 2582 7975
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