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Get ready to cook like a pro with your favourite Hong Kong chefs

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 OpocenskyWell, 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.

Gaggenau’s series of 2018-2019 masterclasses features a dream cast of 12 of the city’s top chefs.

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. 

From left: Daniel Calvert of Belon, Peggy Chan of Grassroots Pantry and Agustin Balbi of Haku

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.

Lineup includes:

  • 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.

Lineup includes:

  • 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

Get ready to cook like a pro with your favourite Hong Kong chefs

Leslie Yeh

Editor in Chief

Having worked as a lifestyle editor for almost 10 years, Leslie is thrilled to be writing about the topic she loves most: wining and dining. When she's not out pounding the pavement for the latest new restaurant opening or tracking food trends, Leslie can be found at home whipping up a plate of rigatoni vodka and binge-watching Netflix with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in hand.

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