A pair of culinary students from Laksamana College of Business was crowned champion of the first-ever French Gourmet Cooking Contest at Mabohai Shopping Complex recently.
Noorhuda Samaan and Daniel Easter were against eight other teams of amateur chefs and culinary students from Brunei as well as Sabah.
French Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Christian Ramage was present. Among the judges were High Commissioner of Canada to Brunei Darussalam Jeanette Stovel; Ambassador of Russia to Brunei Darussalam Vladimir Goncharenko; spouse of French Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Brigitte Ramage; and Associate Professor from the Institute of Asian Studies of Universiti Brunei Darussalam Dr Jeremy Jammes.
The winning duo received prizes of their choice from a pool of culinary and kitchen utensils.