Have you ever wanted to learn how to master cooking meat with chef Nate Green of Rhoda, or expand your knowledge of vegetarian cuisine with expert Peggy Chan of Grassroots Pantry? What about upping your culinary game with guidance from Michelin-starred kitchen veterans like Olivier Elzer and Uwe Opocensky? Well, you’re about to get the chance to do all of the above and more thanks to an upcoming series of masterclasses organised by Kitchen Infinity Holdings Limited (KIH), which is celebrating its 30th anniversary by expanding its Gaggenau Culinary Artisans Program to feature a star-studded group of Hong Kong’s greatest culinary minds.
As part of their ongoing push to equip the city’s top chefs with state-of-the-art tools from German luxury home appliance brand Gaggenau, KIH will partner with some of the biggest names in the industry — chefs like Olivier Elzer, Uwe Opocensky, Jowett Yu and Nicolas Boutin, to name a few — to bring a series of hands-on sessions to the food-adoring public (only 14 slots per class), where amateur cooks can learn tips and tricks of the trade from the best in the business. In a series of 12 masterclasses which will take place over the next year, chefs such as Agustin Balbi (of innovative Japanese restaurant HAKU) and Daniel Calvert (of modern French bistro Belon) will impart their culinary wisdom and share techniques and knowledge, built up over their successful careers, with novice cooks and foodies.
In addition to the masterclasses, Gaggenau’s Culinary Theatre will present 12 demonstrations featuring more talented chefs showcasing their skills in the brand’s KI Cubus Causeway Bay showroom, which is equipped with state-of-the-art Gaggenau appliances. Making good use of Gaggenau’s most popular and trusted products — including the Combi-Steam Oven 400 Series and the Gaggenau EB333, a multi-functional oven with 17 heating methods — chefs including Leung Fai Hung of Hoi King Heen and Sang Hyun Ho of Jinjuu are set to demonstrate their brilliant techniques to inspire both home and restaurant cooks.
This star-studded series of masterclasses is sure to book up quickly, so if you’re keen to learn how to cook like the pros, here’s how to sign up:
Gaggenau Culinary Masterclasses 2018–2019
Price: HK$1,400 per person; register via the website here.
- Agustin Balbi, HAKU – Innovative Japanese
- Daniel Calvert, Belon – French
- Peggy Chan, Grassroots Pantry – International
- Olivier Elzer, St. Regis Hong Kong – International
- Ferran Tadeo, La Rambla – Spanish
- Esther Sham, Maison Es – European and Asian
- Jowett Yu, Ho Lee Fook – Modern Chinese
- Sing Lee, Mott 32 – Chinese
- Nathan Green, Rhoda – Modern European and Asian
- Nicolas Boutin, Epure – French
- Uwe Opocensky, Restaurant Uwe – European
- Satoru Mugokawa, Sushi Kuu – Japanese
Gaggenau Culinary Theatre
Price: Free with pre-registration here.
- Mina Park, Sook – Korean
- Arron Rhodes, Gough’s on Gough – Modern British
- Arturo Melendez, Tokyolima – Nikkei
- Andrea Viglione, Pici – Italian
- Chris Grare, Lily & Bloom – American
- Sang Hyun Ho, Jinjuu – Modern Korean
- Alex Fargas, FoFo by el Willy – Spanish
- Lau Chun, Kin’s Kitchen – Chinese
- Anthony Burd, Mercato by Jean-Georges – Italian
- Eric Raty, Arbor – Japanese and French
- Nicholas Chew, Bibo – French
- Leung Fai Hung, Hoi King Heen – Traditional Chinese
Gaggenau Showroom, KI Island South Galleria, 19/F, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, +852 2890 1522
Gaggenau Showroom, KI Cubus, G/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2890 1522