Andrew Wong, a Culinary Arts foundation degree student from Westminster Kingsway College has been crowned the winner of the sixth annual Chinese Masterchef Competition.
Assisted by fellow Westminster Kingsway student Ben Ford, Wong was judged by celebrity chef Nancy Lam, food and wine journalist Nigel Barden, assistant director of Westminster City Council Steve Harrison, and founder of Jing Tea Edward Eidler, at the event at college’s Victoria campus on his skill, creativity, originality and good hygiene practices.
Surprised he had won, Wong who also works at Kyms Restaurant in Victoria, said: “I drew inspiration from all forms of Chinese cooking, including my grandmother’s recipe for pickled cucumber.”
As well as winning the title of Chinese Masterchef 2009 Wong also received £1k, a training day at Billingsgate fish market, and a luxury hamper.
Open to all chefs within the Westminster area, the competition is run in conjunction with the City of Westminster Council and the London Chinatown Restaurant Association and aims to celebrate London’s Chinese cuisine as well as support local businesses.