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Maestro Joins Singapore Airlines

A top Singapore chef has joined Gordon Ramsay on Singapore Airlines’ International Culinary Panel of world-renowned chefs. Sam Leong is Director of Kitchens of the Tung Lok Group of restaurants in Singapore, and the maestro behind the modern Chinese cuisine served at renowned Singapore restaurants: Jade, My Humble House and Space @ My Humble House; and Paddy Fields Thai Restaurant.From the infusion of Western herbs with a multitude of Asian spices found in traditional Singapore Chinese meals, to plating his dishes using a very contemporary touch, Leong’s creations are a reflection of Singapore’s diverse cultural milieu.

Leong has won numerous accolades, including a hat trick win of the prestigious World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence for ‘Asian Ethnic Chef of The Year’ in 2001, 2002 and 2004.  He has also been a guest chef at a number of premier culinary events, including the Wolfgang-Lazaroff American Wine & Food Festival in Los Angeles, where he first won adulation for his lip-smacking Coffee Ribs.

SIA’s Senior Vice President, Product and Services, Mr Yap Kim Wah, said: “With Sam Leong’s inclusion in the ICP, Singapore Airlines will be able to showcase the masterpiece creations of a Singaporean talent to an international audience while simultaneously raising Singapore’s profile in the international culinary scene.”

Leong joins eight existing chefs of international acclaim in the ICP to design distinct signature dishes for SIA customers in all classes and on all routes. These distinguished individuals are: Satish Arora (India), Georges Blanc (France), Matthew Moran (Australia), Yoshihiro Murata (Japan), Nancy Oakes (San Francisco, USA), Alfred Portale (New York, USA), Gordon Ramsay (UK) and Yeung Koon Yat (Hong Kong).