The Olympics Gold Even Foodies Don’t Know About

Singapore just won another Olympic gold medal, and it wasn’t even big in the local news.

We are a nation of foodies, crazy over the latest tarts, #SimiSaiSaltedEggEverything and argue over the best char kuay teow in Singapore.

Singapore National Culinary Team

Source: Facebook (Singapore Chefs Association)

But did you know, Singapore also sent a group of highly skilled chefs to Germany to compete in the IKA Culinary Olympics held in Germany from 21–26 October 2016?

Singapore National Culinary Team 2016


The Singapore National Culinary Team did such a good job that they just won the Gold Medal for the Cold Display Table segment!

Singapore National Culinary Team won gold

Source: Facebook (Alfred Lee)

Here’s a photo of the winning team below after hours of hard work preparing the cold display.

Singapore National Culinary Team

Source: Facebook (Jackson Sim)

In fact, it’s not like no one knew they were participating.

A check on the Singapore Chefs Facebook page shows support from many F&B partners, radio station 883JIA fm and food bloggers joHoR kAki and Rubbish Eat Rubbish Grow.

In any case, the chefs are still hard at work for the rest of the Olympics.

IKA Culinary Olympics - Singapore team

Source: Facebook (Singapore Chefs Association)

If you’d like to congratulate them, the Singapore Chefs Association has updated when the team will be arriving back in Singapore.

Singapore National Culinary Team Welcome Party

Source: Facebook (Singapore Chefs Association)