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Chef Balachandran Suppiah has more than 25 years experience in cooking and instruction. Chef Bala was Principal Western Chef for the Sultan of Brunei at Istana Nurul Iman, Brunei for 8 years. He has worked in many hotels in Malaysia and Australia most recently as Executive Sous Chef in Ipoh. He was team instructor training apprentices and kitchen staff at the exclusive Cumberland Lorne Resort, Victoria, Australia. Chef Bala holds a Sowers Training Certificate in Management and a Stamford College Certificate in Hotel and Catering Management. He started his cooking career in 1988 and by 1999 he was a lecturer at College Damansara Utama in Penang. He also has a Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK) qualification in Culinary (Level 2 & 3) and Vocational Training Officer (VTO). Chef Bala is appointed as Panel NOSS, PPL-SKDN, PAJAR, PPL-PLV and also PPL by Pusat Latihan Pengajar & Kemahiran Lanjutan (CIAST).
Ms Fatin hails from a village in Kelantan and excelled in the culinary arts specializing in Food Science. She has more than 5 years teaching and training experience and teaches Malaysian food preparation in practical sessions, menu development, fruit and vegetable carving and inventory purchasing control. She is passionate about teaching and imparting her knowledge in Food Science into developing new dishes. She coached the winning student in The Prime Ministers Gold Hand Award and she is herself a skilled competitor. Ms Fatin has catered for VIPs at weddings. She has completed SKM Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. She also has a certificate in VTO (Vocational Training Officer) Besides being an attendant in NOSS and WIM Training Course, she is experienced in guiding students in preparing their portfolios.
Mohamad Safwan has around 13 th years experience about food and hotel industry including academic
studies. He has completed and obtained this certificate in Hotel & Catering from Kolej Komuniti
Chenderoh which is a Government College. Mohamad Safwan brings a wealth of experience and talent to the kitchen. His passion is contemporary Western Cuisine
Mohamad Safwan completed his apprenticeship (Demi Chef) at the Bistro Restaurant in Impiana
Casuarina Hotel Ipoh from 2008 to 2012. Early 2013 he worked as a Chef De Partie under the supervision of Chef Abdelhak Bourenane at Pomelo Restaurant in the Banjaran Hot Spring & Retreat Ipoh (Sunway Group) . In 2014, He worked Impiana Hotel Ipoh as Sous Chef and was in charge and responsible for the Coffee House & Bistro Outlet under Chef Volkmar (Germany Cuisine) then moved to the Japanese Restaurant under celebrity chef Mikel Koh (Japanese Cuisine), he also won The Best Cuisine in Ipoh by Trip Advisor Magazine in 2014 during my charge at The Bistro.
He was Head Chef for the Gomok Café Sage Food in 2015. He bought shares into the Sage Food Café and now C0-Owner Sage Food Café in Ipoh.
He participated in the Halal Penang Challenge 2017 (Silver Medal) & ICHEF
Putrajaya – 6 Continents 2017 (Bronze Medal). Currently he works as our Chef Instructor for practical
With over 17 years’ experience as a Chef in Malaysia, working in some of the best hotels and rising steadily to become Sous Chef and Chef de Cuisine of the Weil Hotel, Ipoh between 2014-17. He mastered international as well as Asian Cuisine; he had the distinction of being part of the opening team of two major hotels, the One World Hotel in Bandar Utama, PJ in 2007 and the Weil Hotel in Ipoh in 2014. After graduating from Kolej Antarabangsa Genting in 1998, he started as a Commis 2 at Resorts Word Hotel Genting and has gone to work with other top hotels such as the Sheraton Imperial and Best Western and spent 3 years at the fine dining restaurant of the Royal Lake Club KL.