Four rising stars of the Asian culinary scene find themselves transported to the foreign land of Europe. In addition to visiting the most picturesque chateaus, mouth-watering breweries and enchanting castles in France and Scotland, these four culinary maestros will be tossed out of their comfort zones and given the challenge of cooking up and delivering their signature Asian delights to their unsuspecting European guests of honor. Will they shock the foreign taste buds with Asia's exotic and spicy flavors, or win over the hearts and palates of these overseas foodies?
Hosted By: Malcolm Goh
Do not be fooled by Malaysian chef, Malcolm Goh’s mild-mannered demeanor in AFC Original Productions, Great Dinners Of the World and Back To The Streets. His infectious personality, outgoing nature and strong passion for food commands the kitchen. Whether he is cooking up a storm in France and Scotland, bringing his dinner guests the flavours of Asia or visiting local food stalls in the heart of Malaysia before returning to the kitchen to create newly inspired dishes, Chef Malcolm is a true foodie at heart.
Taking the culinary scene by storm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Chef Malcolm has won countless awards and competitions to date. In June 2004, he was a National finalist for Chaine Des Rotisseurs Best Commis of Malaysia and was the emerging champion out of eighty-six other young Chefs at Nestle’s 3rd Golden Chef Hat Awards. Other accolades include winning the silver medal for Apprentice Live Hot Cooking and Bronze Medal in Apprentice Set Menu (Cold Display) at Culinaire Malaysia 2005. In 2007, Chef Malcolm was also awarded Apprentice of the Year from Cunlinarie Malaysia and received the Up and Coming Chef Award from the Chef Association of Malaysia. He won his most recent award at the Hong Kong International Culinary Classic 2011, winning the silver medal representing Berjaya University.
Starting his training in 2003 at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, he worked for four months in various areas at the hotel such as the butchery, the coffee house and the fine dining restaurant, Villa Danielli. In 2004, he was appointed as Commis III at the Rossini fine dining restaurant at Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur, where he presented a contemporary Mediterranean Cuisine and contributed to the creation of their degustation menu. Then he worked at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur as Commis II and was quickly promoted to Commis I within the year. Recognised for his culinary talent, he was also personally hand-picked by the Executive Chef to join the pre-opening team of PRIME restaurant at Kuala Lumpur’s latest international steak restaurant.
In 2009, Chef Malcolm then moved into teaching, working as Supervising Chef at Berjaya University where he conducted theory and practical classes for Diploma to Culinary Art students. He then moved to KDU College to become a Culinary Instructor. In 2011, he returned back to Berjaya University where he currently holds the position of Culinary Executive/Supervising Chef, teaching practical and theory classes as well as working as a Competitions Trainer.
Hosted By: Sherson Lian
Sherson’s culinary interest stemmed from an early age. As the oldest among his siblings, Sherson started helping out at his mother’s café in Kuala Lumpur when he was just 11-years-old, where he learned how to peel garlic and onions. By 12, Sherson began serving customers and learning how to cook.
Sherson eventually embarked on his own culinary career, enrolling in Taylor’s College for a six-month hotel industry apprenticeship course, and spending 3 months training at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur. He then returned to help out at his family business, Paradise Corner, which he eventually took over management and ownership. After three years of successful patronage and growth, Sherson sold the restaurant and moved to Malacca with his family to manage their resort, El Sanctuary. Along with his mother, Sherson continued to cook and serve food to guests staying in their resort.
It was during the service of a meal at El Sanctuary that a consultant for a show scouted Sherson and asked if he would like to host 5 Rencah 5 Rasa. Sherson has since become a popular culinary figure in Malaysia’s food scene, and has served as a guest judge in reality program Dapur Selebrity. The talented chef is also the host of Asian Food Channel’s original programs, The Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines and Family Kitchen with Sherson, where he cooks in the comfort of his own kitchen alongside his mother, with special appearances from his family!
In his spare time, Sherson enjoys playing music, traveling around the world and diving.
Sherson is currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.