Lanshu will receive her award – voted for by over 200 industry experts - at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony on 24 February 2014 at Capella Hotel, Singapore.
After completing her training at the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts in Paris, Lanshu embarked on her career under the guidance of some of France’s most celebrated chefs, including Pierre Hermé and at Michelin-starred restaurants such as Les Ambassadeurs and California’s The French Laundry.
Combining French culinary traditions with the local ingredients and influences that she grew up with, chef Chen is renowned for her uncompromisingly high standards and innovative dishes. Chef Chan employs delicate cross-cultural fusion flavours and textures as executive chef of her restaurant, Le Moût. Located in Taichung city in west Taiwan, Le Moût has presided in the fine-dining scene in Asia since its opening in 2008.
Acknowledging the honour, Lanshu notes: “As a chef who strives for perfection, I am truly thrilled to receive the Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef award from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Growing up in Taiwan, food has always been an integral part of my heritage. From an early age I appreciated the pleasures that derive from preparing and sharing meals. It is a great privilege to have my work recognised by the respected industry experts who make up The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy.”
Chef Chen is considered an inspiration to other female chefs, pushing boundaries and showing how passion, courage and dedication can create flawless culinary practices. Take a look at chef Lanshu Chen's profile here.