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Official MAH Press Release



SINGAPORE, 10 April 2018 – Speciality & Fine Food Asia (SFFA) – Southeast Asia's leading trade show for artisan, gourmet and fine food and drink – announces Isaac Mchale, Chef-Owner of London’s The Clove Club and Luca as its headline chef for the second edition of the show in Singapore on 17-19 July 2018. Organised by Montgomery Asia, SFFA and its co-located show, Restaurant Pub & Bar Asia (RPB Asia) are dedicated trade platforms that connect gourmet food producers and purveyors with decision makers in the foodservice, retail and hospitality sectors, providing companies appropriate avenues to discover new trends, expand their business and reach the right trade buyers.
Known for his thoughtful, pared back and elegant approach that celebrates the best of British produce, Mchale’s The Clove Club opened in March 2013 and quickly established itself at the forefront of the UK dining scene, being voted No. 5 Best Restaurant in the UK after 5 months of its opening, moving up to No. 2 the following year. In 2015 they were voted No. 55 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, and in 2016 rose to No. 26 in the world, the ‘Highest New Entry’ in the Top 50; they maintained their position in the 2017 list.
For his first time in Singapore, Mchale will present two cooking demonstrations at SFFA’s Fine Food Live stage, in addition to sitting on a panel discussing the art of fine dining. Another highlight of his visit will be a one-night only four-hands dinner with Julien Royer, Chef-Owner, Odette. Royer is celebrated for his produce-driven, Essential Cuisine, which was recently ranked No. 5 restaurant in Asia and ‘Best Restaurant in Singapore’ at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards 2018.

Mchale’s appointment is the first of many industry-leading talents that will be joining the SFFA line-up in 2018, alongside extended on-site programming and innovative new features – a testament to Montgomery Asia’s commitment to creating a truly exciting showcase of the finest in speciality food and drink for the Southeast Asian market.
The inaugural edition in 2017 welcomed 161 international exhibitors and close to 3,000 regional trade buyers across the foodservice, hospitality, retail and wholesale sectors. SFFA’s unrivalled line-up with the region’s leading names in hospitality & F&B makes it a must-visit for trade buyers from retail, foodservice, travel, import, wholesale and distribution across Southeast Asia. For the latest updates, please visit the official show websites – Speciality-Asia.com and RPB-Asia.com, and follow the shows on social media:

Registration for the shows is now open. Please visit https://www.speciality-asia.com/ to sign up.
More information about SFFA and RPB Asia 2018 will be released in the coming months.


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+65 9880 4126
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+65 9339 6687


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About the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH)

Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) is the umbrella body for hotels in Malaysia formed in 1974 and initially established by a group of concerned and dedicated hoteliers to bring about a more dynamic hospitality industry aimed at building a workforce of highly skilled, innovative and disciplined individuals. Its long-term goal was to enhance the efficiency of the hospitality industry, thus, bringing about a more dynamic Malaysian hospitality industry. MAH, as the official national network for the hotel industry, represents more than 900 hotels throughout Malaysia supplying a total of 155,287 rooms which is about 65% of the total number of hotel rooms available as guest accommodation in this country. With 13 chapters across the nation, MAH acts as a voice of the industry, working as one body to promote, protect, represent and advance the interests of its members.


MAHTEC Sdn Bhd commenced its fiscal year in 1998 to profile MAH as a human resource development provider and to upgrade the skills and knowledge of staff-in-service in the industry. MAHTEC is the training arm of the Association specializing in developing quality human resources in the hospitality industry. Highly specialized in the areas of Hospitality Skills Training and Managerial Development Training, all programs are facilitated by experienced and qualified Trainers through workshops and practical session.