May 26, 2013

Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya: Mother’s Day Young Chef Competition!

Back for Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya Mother’s Day Young Chef Competition!

Nothing is more pleasurable than seeing your little one smile and laugh… it will make any parent proud! Thanks to Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya, in conjunction with Mother’s Day, the Young Chef Competition was held for the second year running. This fun and exciting cooking competition will let the young talents prepare and decorate goodies for Mummy with their creative flair. The competition is open to Kinder Cooks who are 3-6 years old and Junior Chefs who are 7-11 years old.

Last year, I had so much fun seeing all the young chefs at work that this year, I brought my little one for some live actions since he is now old enough to participate. You can read about last year’s Young Chef Competition here.

The objectives are multi-fold - to inculcate the value of gratitude to their mothers among young children, besides encouraging close bonding between Mum and child through the activities, it also aims to promote creative skills among young children. What better way to express love for their mum then by presenting them with a special culinary gift created by the kids themselves?

The event also witnessed participation from children from an orphanage home in Cheras , the Charis Home as well as Persatuan Pertubuhan Islam Buah Hatiku from Bangi, Rumah Tangamillam from Pandan Indah and Rumah Insan Istimewa from Cheras. Corporate Social Responsibility has always been an important part of the Eastin culture that we nurture among all of staff. These admission tickets for the children were contributed by Head of Departments of Eastin and regular patrons of Eastin’s F&B outlets.

Artistic ‘Angry Bird’ themed cupcakes and doughnuts were decorated by the Kinder Cooks and Love Bento for Mum was created by the Junior Chefs. Winners from both semifinals on the 4th and 11th May advanced to the grand finals on 12th May 2013.The Grand Final was held on Mother’s Day and the talented young chefs were challenged to prepare a Stick Stack Pancake Bouquet for their mommies. The competition was filled with fun and laughter and also seriousness from the little ones in finishing the task in hand.

First up Kinder Cooks with their Stick Stack Pancake Bouquet…

The little ones were given a quick demonstration by Chef Alex before they proceed on their own. Patiently watching Chef Alex at work!

They sure had loads of fun… decorating the pancakes and oh well, stealing a few bites along the way!

My little one made it to the final on Mother’s Day. I have never really had him do anything in the kitchen with me before so I was really surprise to see him decorating cupcakes, donuts and pancakes like he was doing it for a while! He certainly made me so proud because he was able to do all this on his own… and the smile on his face that day melted my heart…

Then Junior Chefs had their turn with a higher stack of Stick Stack Pancake Bouquet with a harder task…

I have to admire how the serious the kids were!  They were so focus and every kid was determine to put in their best effort! Check out their many expressions…

*Picture compliments from Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya

The champion of the Young Chef 2013 walked away with RM 500 cash and a trophy which was won by 6 year old Ooi Yu Jie for the Kinder Cook category and by 9 year old Vanessa Hang Zi for the Junior Chef category. Second and Third place winners walked away with RM 300 and RM200 and trophy each with Dylan Yap winning the 1st runner up and Eva Cheng winning the 2nd runner up from the Kinder Cook category and Julian Lim winning the 1st runner up and Melody Lim winning the 2nd runner up for the Junior Chef category.

*Picture compliments from Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya

It was indeed a memorable affair… especially for the young ones and their parents! Thanks to Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya in bringing many smiles and laughter to everyone… see you next year!!

13, Jalan 16/11, Pusat Dagang Seksyen 16,
46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel: +603 7665 1111; Fax: +603 7665 9999


  1. Ooooo...they're all so cute!!!!

  2. haha, didn't post about your award-winning dish ? :P

  3. I just absolutely love the intense looks on the kids' faces as they're concentrating! Maybe some future chefs in the making - your little one included! Hehe :D Love the creations as well... bet they had a lot of fun that day :)

  4. Congratulations to all the winners and participants.
    Ur kid look really concentrating to deco his version of pancake.
    Mayb he has the hidden talent in him ;-)

  5. The Food is very funny :)
    Jika ada yang butuh Kemasan Makanan bisa hubungi kami ya ;)

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