BEST IN THE WORLD | Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

‘BEST IN THE WORLD’
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s Richmond Lim takes
‘Best Book in the World for Food Professionals’ title in World Awards

Kuala Lumpur, 2 April 2012 – Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) Executive Chef Richmond Lim made Malaysia proud when his book ‘The Stainless Steel Kitchen’ emerged the top out of 71 finalists to take home the ‘Best Book in the World for Food Professionals’ title at the ‘Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2011’ held in Paris, France, recently.

Launched in August last year (2011), Chef Richmond’s ‘The Stainless Steel Kitchen’ is a detailed guide for professionals in the culinary industry and provides a trove of innovative ideas and tips to tackle banqueting challenges encountered by chefs all over the world.

Chef Richmond represented Malaysia at the ‘Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2012 after ‘The Stainless Steel Kitchen’ took the ‘Best Book for Food Professionals’ in Malaysia title.

“I am extremely happy and humbled to be awarded the ‘Best in the World’ title in the Food Professionals category.  Representing Malaysia at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards’ was already an achievement of which to be proud. This latest win is one I will cherish forever,” said an ecstatic Chef Richmond.

“I would like to thank the Centre, in particular my mentor Datuk Peter Brokenshire for his continuing support, and the Centre’s culinary team for helping me make ‘The Stainless Steel Kitchen’ a reality and, an international award winner!”

The annual ‘Gourmand Best in the World Awards’ see winners from each country compete against other worldwide winners in the same category for the coveted ’Best in the World’ title. Founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau to recognise the best food and wine books, the awards are aimed at  rewarding and honouring those who “cook with words” to help readers find the best out of the average 26,000 foods and wine books produced every year, publishers with international rights to translate and distribute food and wine books, bookstores to find the best books to display, to create opportunities for books originating in other languages to access major markets and, to increase knowledge of, and respect for, food and wine culture.

For further information, please contact:
Datuk Peter Brokenshire                                              Desiree Ann or Charles Chaplin
General Manager                                                           TQPR (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre                             Tel: +603-2092 4300
Tel: +603 2333 2888                                                    Fax: +603-2092 5972
Fax: +603 2333 2882                                                   Email: desireeann@tqpr.com or
Email: info@klccconventioncentre.com                  charlesc@tqpr.com

NOTE TO EDITOR
About the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is a component of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and is managed and operated by Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture company between KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd and AEG Ogden Pty Ltd, Australia.

A winner of numerous awards including the MICE Report Awards 2012 for ‘Best Convention Centre in Asia’; Business Destinations Travel Awards 2011 for ‘Best Congress & Convention Centre, Asia’; TTG Travel Awards 2011 for ‘Best Convention & Exhibition Centre’; Meeting Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) 2011 for ‘Best Use of Budget (Bronze)’; CEI Industry Award 2009; and TravelWeekly (Asia) Industry Awards 2007 and 2008 for ‘Best Convention & Exhibition Centre in Asia’;

The Centre is a wholly-owned facility of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd which in turn, is owned by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS).

The Centre has ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, EarthCheck Bronze status (environment) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Certification (HACCP) recognition, the international food safety system for international convention facilities and five-star hotels. It is also the first in Asia; and one of only 12 AIPC centres worldwide, to receive the ‘Gold’ AIPC Quality Standards certification.

The Centre, comprising of two auditoria (seating 3,000 and 500 respectively), 9,710 sq metres of Exhibition Halls, a Grand Ballroom which seats 2,000 diners, a Banquet Hall for 500, a Conference Hall for 1,800 and 20 other meeting rooms, provides 20,059 sq metres of function space in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

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