The Sungai Teraban Association (SUTERA) celebrated the success of local chefs Noreen binti Awang Sapri and Rohana binti Mahmud at the recently held Malaysian Culinary World Cup 2023 (MCWC23).
Noreen was placed second in the competition against 600 chefs from around the world.
Meanwhile, Rohana, selected by the Malaysia Culinary Association to be one of the competition’s judges, had previously won two silver medals in an international competition in 2019.
The two chefs received certificates and shared their experiences with attendees at a celebration held at The Language and Literature Bureau Library in Kampong Pandan in the Belait District on Monday.
SUTERA’s advisor Ramli bin Haji Chi in his speech on behalf of SUTERA president Kadir bin Haji Bujang said, “What makes us most proud of is Chef Noreen and Chef Rohana’s courage and confidence.
“Not only in competing against other equally skilled chefs but also to be a part of the Guinness World Record for the largest cooking competition,” he added.
Ramli also added that the association will support the chefs in their endeavours while providing opportunities for more youth to follow in the chef’s footsteps with plans to form a culinary kitchen in the district.