Following the demanding China regional final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 on 4 July at Shanghai's Jing’An Shangrila Hotel, Chang Liu has been named as the winner and will represent the region at the global final.
“I’m thrilled to represent China in Milan,” said chef Chang Liu following an intense live cooking session and rigorous judging by the local jury.
Five renowned chefs, namely Steven Liu, Ku Chi Fai, Jacqueline Qiu, Riccardo La Perna and Alan Yu, selected Liu's signature dish as the strongest contender for the region, from his use of local ingredients expressed with an innovative culinary touch.
As Chang Liu explained, “Union” is designed to awaken memories associated with different flavours of various ingredients and by combing the flavours, it expresses the concept of “harmony”, which is a celebrated value in Chinese tradition.
Liu will now have time to perfect his dish under the guidance of his mentor Steven Liu in preparation for the ultimate challenge, presenting his dish to the top jury.