Singapore will be hosting the Young Talents Escoffier (YTE) Asia Competition 2023 from April 25-28 at the Singapore Expo, in partnership with FHA-Food & Beverage.
Organised by Disciples Escoffier Asia, YTE Asia will be hosted by Singapore, with effect from 2023. Previously held in Hong Kong in 2017 and 2018, and Bali in 2022, the 2023 edition will also be the first time the competition will be hosted in Singapore.
Chefs below 25, and Escoffier presidents, hailing from 13 countries (Australia, Tahiti, New Caledonia, China, Macau, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Singapore), are expected to participate in the event next year.
Previous Singaporean alumni are Koh Han Jie, current head chef of Ce Soir and Under der Linden; and Neo Jun Hao, current head chef of HUE restaurant.
Koh was the winner of the 2017 YTE Asia, and champion of the 2018 YTE World competition in Zurich; while Neo won the 2018 YTE Asia, and took second place at the 2019 YTE World competition in Bordeaux.