Crave Panel

We check in reg­u­larly with our team of sea­soned pros who help an­swer all your press­ing food-re­lated queries.


The ex­perts who ad­vise us about food-re­lated top­ics

Kenny Chan Kai Tak

Head chef,

Yun Yan

A cou­turier of Sichuan cui­sine is not all about the chilli; he mar­ries tra­di­tional flavours and mod­ern tech­nique

Richard Ekke­bus

Culi­nary di­rec­tor,

The Land­mark Man­darin Ori­en­tal

Dutch-born chef with two Miche­lin stars and a life­long soft spot for fries and mayo

Vicky Lau

Chef owner,

Tate Dining Room & Bar

Cre­ative di­rec­tor-turned-miche­lin­starred chef, Lau’s French/ja­panese plates are works of art

Peggy Chan

Ex­ec­u­tive chef and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor,

Grass­roots Pantry

Small per­son do­ing tremen­dous things with all things green and sus­tain­able in Hong Kong

Calvin Ku

Food and bev­er­age di­rec­tor,

Buzz Con­cepts

From US bar bites to Ja­panese curry, Ku is the F&B scene’s Mr Ver­sa­til­ity

Pino Lavarra

Di­rec­tor - Tosca,

The Ritz-carl­ton, Hong Kong

Ital­ian chef with three

Miche­lin stars and Hong Kong’s most in­fec­tious smile

Jen­nifer Che­ung


Sift Desserts

We have Asia’s queen of con­fec­tionery to thank for start­ing the cup­cake trend in Hong Kong

David Lai

Chef part­ner,


Ask him any­thing – his en­cy­clo­pe­dic knowl­edge of seafood (and ev­ery­thing else, re­ally) will as­tound you

Alvin Le­ung

Ex­ec­u­tive chef,

Bo In­no­va­tion

Hong Kong’s “de­mon chef ” breaks the rules with his Miche­lin-three-starred ex­treme cui­sine

Li Shu Tim

Ex­ec­u­tive Chi­nese chef,

Grand Hy­att Hong Kong

Mas­ter of Can­tonese cui­sine who’s all about tra­di­tional home-style cook­ing

Es­ther Sham

Chef owner,

Mai­son Es

One woman, many hats: fash­ion­ista, yogi, cool mum, chef-restau­ra­teur

Jaakko Sorsa

Ex­ec­u­tive chef,


Pi­o­neer­ing Fin­nish chef who brought Nordic cui­sine to Hong Kong

Sa­toru Muko­gawa

Ex­ec­u­tive chef,

Sushi Kuu

This Ja­panese chef has a yen for hand­ing out the sake shots. You have been warned

Tam Kwok Fung

Di­rec­tor of culi­nary op­er­a­tions,

City of Dreams

The Miche­lin-two-starred chef fir­ing up Ma­cau’s Can­tonese cui­sine

Ger­hard Pass­rug­ger

Ex­ec­u­tive chef,

Grand Hy­att Hong Kong

Fun-lov­ing and en­thu­si­as­tic, this Aus­trian chef ’s per­son­al­ity is re­flected in his fine but un­pre­ten­tious food

Sat­pal Sharma

Chef de cui­sine,

The Chin­nery & Cap­tain’s Bar Man­darin Ori­en­tal, Hong Kong

Makes some of the best Bri­tishin­dian cur­ries in town

Flo­rian Trento

Ex­ec­u­tive chef,

The Penin­sula Hong Kong

This thirty-year vet­eran of The Penin­sula Hong Kong oozes culi­nary fi­nesse

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