• 28 – 30 August 2019
  • Marina Bay Sands Expo

28 - 30 August 2019, 9:00am - 3:00pm

The judging panel includes celebrity judge, Mr Eric Teo.


Are you a passionate home chef who loves to experiment with every single ingredient or receive compliments from guests about your amazing culinary creations and superb hospitality? Do you love to cook up a storm in your kitchen? Then you are the person we are looking for!

We are thrilled to announce that Equip&Dine Asia 2019 will host the Most Gracious Host Challenge - an exciting culinary competition for all home chefs with excellent culinary and hosting skills. Tantalise the tastebuds of our judges with a multi-sensory experience created by your team.  Put a fresh spin on tried-and-tested recipes while staying true to your heritage.

Gather your friends and form a team of 3 to take part in the Most Gracious Host Challenge this August! 

Attractive prizes to be won!

1st prize: S$500 Westlink voucher

2nd prize: S$300 WMF voucher

3rd prize: S$200 Andy Mannhart voucher

Team registration fee (refundable): $80. Participants who are not shortlisted will be refunded. For shortlisted participants, fee will be refunded after competition. Closing date: 30 June 2019. For more information, please contact Mr. Raja Mohanraj, mohanraj.raja@reedexpo.com.sg


Each team must prepare a 3-course menu for 12 guests showcasing one of the following themes / concepts

• Asian 

• Fusion 

• Malay 

The 3-course menu will consist of a:

• Appetiser

• Main course

• Dessert

Each team must serve a welcome non-alcoholic drink to all the 12 guests upon their arrival.


  • Each team must select a theme / concept from the above-mentioned 3 options and set up the dining area according to the chosen theme / concept
  • Each team must submit a 3-course set menu comprising a welcome non-alcoholic drink, appetiser, main course and dessert according to the chosen theme / concept
  • Menus according to the theme / concept must be displayed clearly on the table complete with all the necessary cutlery, glassware, chinaware etc matching the chosen theme / concept
  • Each team must serve a welcome non-alcoholic drink to all their guests (12 Pax) upon arrival
  • Each team may serve one drink of their choice for the main course (optional)
  • Each team will be allocated their own kitchen and dining area for the Challenge
  • Menus to be submitted before 16 August 2019

Each team of 3 persons has to showcase the following skills at the Challenge:

  1. Good service, good product / menu knowledge
  2. High standard of service: from setting up to end of lunch service
  3. Creative menus: Showcasing the choice of theme / concept submitted by the team
  4. Original and creative menu design according to the theme /concept
  5. High standard of quality food & beverage, in particular taste
  6. Good food & beverage presentation
  7. Ideal / appropriate food & beverage portioning i.e. taking into consideration type of guest(s)
  8. Theme / concept table set-up: good colour coordination and pleasing to the eyes
  9. Overall concept for table set up, décor of dining area and menu must be explained clearly
  10. High standard in personal grooming and presentation according to the theme
  11. Excellent team work and coordination from set up of mise en place to end of lunch service
  12. Good safety, hygiene and cleanliness practice as specified by NEA and smooth workflow

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Joining Dine Inn from all walks of life, our talented home chefs are equipped with their very own kitchen secrets and homemade recipes that have been passed down from generations. Be it local cuisine or international fare, our Dine Inn Hosts prepare every meal with a spoonful of authenticity, a cup of passion and a dash of Tender-Loving-Care. Pick from more than 3000 dishes from over 700 hosts and get ready to tantalize your taste buds!

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