Received an invitation or to be more specific I actually won from the Pensonic Raya-Merdeka Bring Chef Home contest, so thank you Pensonic for a great Cooking Class with Dato Chef Haji Ismail on a rainy Saturday morning last week (16/8/2014).
Reached DoubleTree by Hilton KL early and was greeted by friendly staff of Pensonic. Dato Chef was already there and gladly took photos with invited guests and participants at the photobooth with props. I also noticed that there are on ground Instagram contest for 7 lucky winners to bring home Pensonic Chef's Like series kitchen appliances. He is such a friendly, down to earth and funny person. Simply light up the room as we enter for a cooking class with him.
First thing first, picture time..then breakfast! i was so hungry so the finger food really helps..haha Pastries, donuts and cute cupcakes filled up my empty stomach that morning quite well. :)
|Chef Ismail so sporting|
|Thanks Shireen for the company.great chat we had|
|DoubleeTree has always been one of my favorite hotel in KL|
|sweet and sour roll|
|fish mini cupcake|
Then while chit chatting with Shireen, I noticed one of my teen crush which is also one of the Pensonic's ambassador. Alan Yun...i used to had crush on him haha..very friendly and humble.it was nice chatting with him after last seeing him during press conference for Gubra in 2006!
|year 2006, press conference for Gubra..hehe|
|year 2014 ..hehe we meet again..we still look the same kan? haha|
While waiting for the session to start, we continue to snap some pictures around. who knows might win something under the instagram contest. hehe. The event finally starts at about 1030am, but Chef ismail didnt want us just to sit and listen, so he get us to form a group front of the stage and next thing we knew we were dancing to the beat from "Sway With Me". He can really moves! Haha..it was quite fun. After 10-15 minutes of dance routine, he finally decided to teach us how to cook Nasi Cili Hijau, Ayam Percik and Otak Otak. Very informative session and he kept us entertained with his wits and humor. The class was interactive with questions and answers plus the laughter from the audience.
|class going to start|
|Some of Pensonic's appliances|
|The steamer looks cool! I have the oven at home and its easy to use|
|and there are 7 prizes for grabs.so I participated the instagram contest as well|
|The whole hall smells good|
|3 dishes cook by Chef Ismail|
After the cooking session ends, it was time to announce the winners for the instagram contest. and jeng jeng jeng..I was one of the winners so i won a oven..hehe another collection in the house..hehee Thank you so much Pensonic!
|all 7 winners with their prizes|
After the prize ceremony, it was time for lunch. Food are deliciously served at the back of the hall, buffet style. And the menu also included the dishes that Chef Ismail cooked earlier. Yummy!
|Prepared by Doubletree|
Managed to bump into Aunty Roselyn and Teh during the session as well. It has been quite some time since our last meeting. It was nice to meet them again. :) Good luck in your masters, Teh!
|Met Aunty Roselyn after so long. so friendly.|
|with Teh , Roselyn's daughter and i knew her from Pantene contest.|