Wynn Continues to Roll Out Masterclass Series of Culinary Demonstration
Preserving Macanese Cuisine's Unique Culinary Heritage to Showcase Macau as "Creative City of Gastronomy"
Macau, September 30, 2022 – Last year Macanese gastronomy was added to the National List of Representative Items of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of China. Following the successful launch of Masterclass Series of Culinary Expertise Demonstration last year, Wynn has strived to further promote Macau's outstanding status as the "Creative City of Gastronomy". The company partners with Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ), and Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM) again to roll out several culinary demonstration sessions of the Macanese Cuisine Culinary Heritage Masterclasses from September this year to April next year. Acclaimed chefs in Macau are invited to conduct the demonstration sessions, offering culinary exchange and learning opportunities for participants and allowing local catering professionals and students to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural heritage of Macanese cuisine and Macau's unique culinary arts. The series aims to inspire their creativity and foster preservation of Macau's unique gastronomic culture.
The opening ceremony for the Macanese Cuisine Culinary Heritage Masterclasses and the first culinary demonstration session were held at Wynn Macau's ballroom on September 29. The event was graced by the presence of MGTO Deputy Director Mr. Cheng Wai Tong; IFTM President Ms. Fanny Vong; Head of Division of Secondary Education of DSEDJ, Ms. Leong I On; President and Executive Director of Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A., Ms. Linda Chen; and Chef De Cuisine of Henri's Galley, Mr. Raymond Vong; Chef De Cuisine of IFTM, Mr. Hans Lee Rasmussen; Mr. Raimund Pichlmaier of Macau Culinary Association; Chef De Cuisine of La Fagmilia, Ms. Florita Alves; and Chef De Cuisine of Neta Club Studio, Ms. Antonieta Manhão, together with industry professionals and representatives of related sectors.
Macanese cuisine is based on cooking methods used in Portuguese cuisine, incorporating traditions from Chinese communities and cooking methods in Africa, India and Southeast Asia, and manifesting a perfect mix of Eastern and Western culinary characteristics. Headed by Head Chef of Henri's Galley, the first culinary demonstration session presented two dishes African Chicken and Macanese Minchi. The Masterclass Series of Culinary Demonstration will continue to invite renowned chefs from the Macau Culinary Association, La Fagmilia and Neta Club Cooking Studio to conduct culinary demonstrations.
Wynn has been actively conducting exchanges and forming partnerships with the industry and various organizations. We strive to promote the cultivation of the catering talent and offer additional training courses and opportunities to local chefs, seeking to enhance the industry's professional knowledge and culinary skills and strengthen Macau's metropolitan glamour as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. We aim to further deepen the fusion of "tourism + gastronomy" and steer Macau's tourism industry towards diversification and sustainability.