Merging food, creativity and architecture- EAT! 2015

Royal Institute of British Architect Hong Kong Chapter’s (RIBA HK Chapter) hosted an event of food and architecture cross-­over! EAT! 2015, was held in the Qube at PMQ in the evening of last Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

The focus of the event was centered on the competition to design and realize a dessert inspired by an iconic architectural design in Hong Kong or the UK. Creations from three finalists were presented and sampled by a panel of guest judges, led by Harry Parr and including John Campbell, Jo Hawley, Edwin Chuang, CEO/Founder of sáv Hospitality Group, Jeffrey Koo (A famous pastry master chef) who had been valuable advice and support to the finalists during the preparation of the desserts, Louisa Ho, President of Hong Kong Bakery and Confectionery Association and Jean Marc Gaucher, head pastry chef at Mira Hotel, as well as 8 members of the audience selected on the night.

The event organized in association with the GREAT Britain Campaign, kicked off with welcome speech by John Campbell, Chairman of RIBA HK Chapter and opening remarks by Jo Hawley, Director of UKTI. These were followed by a keynote speech by Harry Parr of Bompas and Parr from the UK, showcasing the wonderful range of food and architecture cross-­over projects the
company has created over the years. One of the highlight, Mr Parr enclosure in which audiences were invited to an all‐encompassing experience in a dense mist of Gin and Tonic!

Winners, Alan Cheung Kwok-lun and Sarah Mui Sze-wa with their imagination and creation had entitled Serpentine Pavilion Platter. To make the perfect and successful evening, Kenwood was given their Kitchen Machine Chef Classic to one lucky draw winner from the audience.