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Singapore pastry chef Janice Wong appears as guest judge on Top Chef season finale

To celebrate the occasion and to give back to the community, Wong has come up with a limited edition, Italian-themed dessert where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Community Chest.

Singapore pastry chef Janice Wong appears as guest judge on Top Chef season finale

(Photo: Janice Wong)

Award-winning Singapore pastry chef Janice Wong joined a panel of guest judges for the finale of American cooking competition Top Chef, which sees professional chefs competing with each other in a series of culinary challenges.

The finale for Season 17 aired in the US on Jun 18 and saw the finalists – Melissa King, Stephanie Cmar and Bryan Voltaggio – duke it out for the title. 

Wong joined other personalities from the culinary world, including Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Nilou Motamed on the show. 

The episode was shot in Tuscany, Italy.

“It was such an honour to have been selected to be part of the judging panel for Top Chef and such an incredible experience,” Wong said.

Janice Wong's Dolce Vita. (Photo: Janice Wong Singapore)

To celebrate the occasion, she has come up with a limited-edition Italian-themed dessert called Dolce Vita, which features amaretto vanilla bean ice cream cacao, Rocher chocolate mousse, fondant cake bar, pistachio white truffle crumble and salted caramel textures.

She explained, “My all-time favourite dessert is Tiramisu, and it was also the first dessert my mum taught me when I was only nine. There is something unique about Italian flavours in desserts and during my time in Italy for the filming of the show I was not only inspired by the flavours of the country, but also by the dishes that the finalists created.”

The special dessert is priced at S$25 and is available from now until Jul 31 at 2am:dessertbar and online.

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Wong is also using this opportunity to give back to the community as she will be donating S$10 from every purchase of the dessert to Community Chest.

Said Phillip Tan, Chairman of Community Chest, “Her strong show of support for Community Chest despite the difficulties faced by the food and beverage industry in this pandemic represents the SGUnited spirit we see in many Singaporeans.”

Source: CNA/sr