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M&C China featured the Sofitel Star Chefs 2015 event organised by Riviera Guangzhou! Here is what they have to say!

Asia’s culinary event of the year held at the Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich from December 9th – 11th, dazzled the epicureans of Guangzhou with a spectacular culinary masterpiece of French savoir faire.

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of AccorHotels Greater China. To celebrate this milestone, Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich hosted 8 celebrated Chefs from 4 countries with a collective 9 Michelin Stars. The event series featured 10 dinners, 4 “up close & personal” lunches, 2 afternoon teas and 1 very unique stadium challenge where 4 teams / restaurants went head to head in a Michelin Star culinary extravaganza.

The epic Star Chef Stadium Challenge on December 11th, featured the pairings of Bruno Menard and Gael Etrillard; Stephane Chambon and Justin Quek; Viki Geunes and Luis Gonzalez; Sébastien Broda and Jean-Francois Nulli; with each team accompanied by 2 Accor Luxury & Upscale Executive Chefs to support the star chefs. In a production build never been seen before, the 4 Michelin Starred restaurants went head to head in a cooking showdown for an audience of 100 people. The judges on the night included Sofitel Greater China Regional Director of F&B Mr. Cory Winter, the owner and proprietor of Social & Co Guangzhou Mr. Aaron McKenzie and General Manager of fashion elite English magazine Paper Ms. Leona Chow. Team Orange led by Viki Geunes and Luis Gonzalez won the challenge with a tantalizing display of molecular gastronomy!