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WGA 2021 E-Booklet

Honouring our Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

  • Name
    Liu Ching Hai
  • Organisation
    Summer Palace, Regent Singapore
  • Description
    Hailing from Hong Kong, Chef Liu is a dedicated professional with over 20 years of experience in fine Chinese cuisine. His interest in cooking began at a young age, watching his grandmother cook. Trained under Master Chinese Chefs Fok Wing Tin and Peter Tsang, his repertoire of delectable Cantonese cuisine has been savoured by international dignitaries, diplomats, Hollywood and Hong Kong celebrities. Chef Liu’s illustrious career began in Kowloon, Hong Kong, where he was Assistant Chef at Ocean City Restaurant, patronized by well-known Hong Kong artists and singers.

    In 1990, he came to Singapore and over the next few years, worked at several high-end restaurants.  He was also Executive Chinese Chef at the Shangri La Hotel chain in Bangkok, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. During his tenure at the three properties, Chef Liu ensured the food quality; preparation and presentation for their Chinese restaurants and Chinese banquet functions that sat up to 3,000 guests. His career highlights include a “Best Culinary Skills Award’’ in a competition hosted by the Hong Kong Tourism Association and television show cooking demonstrations in China and Singapore.

    On his vision for Summer Palace, he said: "My aim is to use the freshest and highest grade quality ingredients to create authentic yet innovative dishes and an unforgettable dining experience at Summer Palace."