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World Travel Food Series Episodes To Be Filmed Here

The love for food and culture has inspired world-renowned Chef Wan to bring his cooking adventures to Fiji. Tourism Fiji has partnered with Chef Wan to film two episodes of
06 May 2015 09:59
World Travel Food Series Episodes To Be Filmed Here
Chef Wan and Robert Oliver at Grand Pacifc Hotel yesterday. PHOTO JONA KONATACI.

The love for food and culture has inspired world-renowned Chef Wan to bring his cooking adventures to Fiji.

Tourism Fiji has partnered with Chef Wan to film two episodes of ‘Kembara Chef Wan’ here.

The show is targeted for tourist across Malaysia, the Asian continent and also be aired inflight.

The show will also feature New Zealand celebrity Chef and Author Robert Oliver.

Redzuawan Ismail, who is better known as Chef Wan, is a Malaysian celebrity Chef and Food Ambassador.

Chef Wan has been filming world travel food series for three seasons now and this season, he will be hosted by Australia, China, Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Italy, Canada and Japan.

Chef Wan said: “I wanted to film in Fiji because people tend to go to Thailand, Bali and other countries more and they don’t get to learn and enjoy other cuisine and culture especially Fiji where culture is so rich.”

The show will highlight local inspired cuisine.

Chef Wan and Robert Oliver will be filming at heritage and cultural sites, Suva market and supermarkets, Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort and other locations on Viti Levu.

Chef Oliver said: “In Fiji, food is not just food – it how you bring people together. Culture is very strong in Fiji and it can be seen through our food and this show will help other people out of Fiji experience this.”

Chef Oliver is currently working with Tourism Fiji on a number of projects to help boost food in Fiji.

He will be publishing his cookbook later this year, which incorporates elements of Fijian cuisine.

Meanwhile Tourism Fiji is pleased to be partnering to boost the food industry in Fiji.

Global Public Relations manager, Patricia Mallam, said: “We are happy to be partnering with celebrity chefs who are helping us elevator the profile of Fijian foods in the key markets especially in Asian and European market.”

About Chef Wan

He has the honour of being the first celebrity to be bestowed the title of ‘Datuk’ by King Yang Di-Pertuan Agong in February 2010. This was followed by his appointment as ‘Culinary Ambassador’ by Tourism Malaysia in November.

Feedback: rachael.nath@fijisun.com.fj

 



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