Meet our Head Judges

Chef Ken Wang

Chef Ken Wang is a renowned Chinese cuisine chef with more than 20 years’ experience in China and Britain. He achieved the prestigious Chinese Master Chef's, Top Grade 3 Certification in 2005 

Currently, he is the Executive Chef at the multi-award winning Chinese Cricket Club in the heart of London.  His accolades include the AA Rosette Award and the Diner's Choice Award.

Chef Ken Wang is also the Founder of Gourmet Chinese Chef Ltd, a platform where Chinese culture, cuisine and activities are promoted across the UK.

He regularly hosts Master Classes to teach food fans about Chinese cuisine, as well as providing support in the form of training and menu advice to upcoming Asian restaurants.

Chef Ken Wang’s speciality is Huaiyang cuisine, considered to be one of the four Great Traditions that dominate China’s culinary heritage. The cuisine is often used for official Chinese state occasions. 

Shu Han Lee

Born and raised in Singapore, Shu Han Lee is a creative strategist and freelance food stylist, writer and cook based in London. 

The Sunday Times named her as one of Britain's best food bloggers, 

Shu also develops recipes and writes about/ photographs delicious things for various food companies, platforms and publications, including: The Japan Centre, Kikkoman and Great British Chefs. 

You can find Shu cooking up a storm at various pop-up venues, supper clubs and workshops. 

Chicken and Rice (Fig Tree, Penguin Books) is her first cookbook, which combines the best of Southeast Asian with British seasonal ingredients.

Andrew Pitayanukul

Andrew is a Thai-Chinese serial entrepreneur born and raised in the UK.  After graduating from Oxford University, he now works in multiple sectors and continues to strive towards building a sustainable bridge between the far-east and the UK.  

As a senior consultant at one of the largest Chinese accountancy practices in the UK, P&Co Chartered Accountants (Gold Sponsors), Andrew works with many restaurateurs, suppliers and investors looking to penetrate the UK food market. 

His other ventures include Bali Health Lounge, voted as Manchester's Best Spa, where his vision has helped it obtain wide spread recognition for excellent service and quality treatments.  

Looking to continue raising the awareness of the importance of far-eastern treatment in the UK he is working to establish the UK’s first quality, affordable day spa chain.