MALAYSIA: SuperStar Libra’s chefs clinch 17 awards at the 1st Battle of the Halal Chefs 2014

Led by Executive Chef, Saifol Iskandar Ikhsan, the chef team of SuperStar Libra won two gold, five silver and five bronze medals, and five diplomas in the 1st Battle of the Halal Chefs 2014. - Picture courtesy of SuperStar Libra, February 14, 2014.

Led by Executive Chef, Saifol Iskandar Ikhsan, the chef team of SuperStar Libra won two gold, five silver and five bronze medals, and five diplomas in the 1st Battle of the Halal Chefs 2014. | Picture courtesy of SuperStar Libra, February 14, 2014.

The chef team of SuperStar Libra emerged victorious at the 1st Battle of the Halal Chefs 2014. Together the culinary talent bagged a total of 17 awards at the sizzling culinary battle held from 17-19 January at Setia SPICE, Penang, Malaysia.

SuperStar Libra, currently home ported in Penang, has eight food and beverage outlets serving a variety of international and Asian cuisines and delicacies on board. Led by Executive Chef Saifol Iskandar Ikhsan, the team has won two gold, five silver and five bronze medals as well as five diplomas over the three-day event.

Mr. Shah Irwan Omar, the 32-year-old Sous Chef of SuperStar Libra, made a successful competitive debut at the Battle of the Halal Chefs by winning a gold medal in the Plated Main Course Seafood Category. He impressed the judges with his innovative and mouth-watering dish – Poached Cod Fish with Cepes Butter Accompanied with Broad Bean Puree, Topped with Seafood Symphony and Tobiko Cream Sauce Served with Crustacean Bisque and Seasonal Vegetables. He also brought home the Best Outstanding Chef Award.

Another gold medal was won by 22-year-old 2nd Cook Ms. Karmila Erwan with her masterfully crafted Dessert Trio of Bubur Pulut Hitam Durian, Maja De Ube, and Mango Coconut Mousse with Sago Kasturi under the Asian Plated Dessert Category.

*This article was originally published on 14 February 2014 by The Malaysian Insider. Read the original article here.

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