Taking place every year on 8 March, International Women’s Day is an annual event that commemorates the contributions of women all over the world. It’s an especially meaningful day in the F&B industry, which has historically been dominated by men — a trend that continues to this day. That’s just one reason leading female chef Vicky Lau, who was named Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2015 and is the chef/founder of Tate Dining Room, will be celebrating International Women’s Day with gusto this year, hosting not one but two exclusive events that speak to the power of women in her industry while bringing attention to this important day.

Tate Dining Room
Chef Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room; a dish called “Ode to Chinese Yam”.

First up on Friday, 8 March (11am–2pm) is a private, 10-person cooking class at V-ZUG Hong Kong, during which chef Vicky will give her students a hands-on demonstration of how to prepare three dishes. Following the class, guests will be able to enjoy their own creations along with a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs. The class is priced at HK$2,500 per student, and all proceeds will be donated to The Women’s Foundation, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the improving the lives of girls and women in Hong Kong via research, community programmes, education, advocacy and other efforts.

“In such a competitive field as F&B, it’s important for us women to encourage each other to break barriers. I owe a lot of my achievements today to the strong and powerful women I have been inspired by in the past. Similarly, I hope to be able to empower aspiring female chefs.”
Chef Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room
Tate Dining Room
Tate Dining Room will host a special dinner to commemorate International Women’s Day.

Later that evening, chef Vicky will partner with bartender Natalie Lau of The Old Man — currently ranked #5 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars and #10 on World’s 50 Best Bars on an exclusive, one-night-only 8-course dinner with cocktail pairings beginning at 7pm. As the queen of innovative French x Chinese fine dining in Hong Kong, chef Vicky will be showcasing her unbridled creativity and visual artistry in a seasonal menu that’s designed to evoke emotions and stir the imagination — an approach that’s earned Tate Dining Room a Michelin star every year since 2013. Priced at HK$1,680 per guest (with an additional HK$480 for cocktail pairing), 15% of proceeds from the dinner will also benefit The Women’s Foundation.

“I am excited to be contributing towards a cause I feel passionately about, especially as a woman working within a male-dominated industry. I hope this collaboration inspires other women to join the movement for female empowerment within F&B, and believe in themselves more.”
Natalie Lau, bartender at The Old Man

It’s not every night that you can do good with your dining dollars, so take this opportunity to benefit an important charity on this meaningful day, all whilst enjoying chef Vicky’s exquisite culinary creations. Whether you’re interested in the cooking class or the cocktail-pairing dinner, contact Tate Dining Room at +852 2555 2172 for more information. This is one cause we strongly support, and we hope you’ll do the same.

Tate Dining Room, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2555 2172


Michael Alan Connelly
Head of Digital Content
A Chicagoan by birth and a New Yorker by habit, Michael has more than a decade of experience in digital publishing at leading titles in the U.S. and Asia. When he's not checking out Hong Kong's newest restaurants and bars or jet setting around the globe, you'll find him hanging out with his dog Buster and enjoying an Aperol Spritz.