Gourmands will be most pleased with the congregation of culinary stars coming together in Singapore to showcase their soulful gastronomic renditions. These Masterchefs will offer gourmet food bon vivants a rare and exciting chance to see them live in action and savour what was previously only available in publications and videos. The World Gourmet Summit 2014 proudly presents Masterchefs:



Apollonia Poilâne

Apollonia Poilâne is the 3rd generation at the head of Poilâne ®, a Paris-based bakery started by her grandfather in 1932. Apollonia grew up with the family bakery as a playground and has always known bread was her calling. Her father Lionel’s vast vision of bread, beyond mere food, surely fed her passion. She learned baking in the Saint Germain des Prés flagship store and completed her education with a B.A. in economics. Apollonia took over the family business with her sister after their parents’ accidental death in 2002.

In 2011, Apollonia opened a third parisian location in Le Marais district, and a second londonian location in the heart of Chelsea. Both locations include an informal all-day dining concept: CUISINE DE BAR with a chef making fresh tartines to order. The restaurants serve a breakfast menu of classic French dishes, including croissants, eggs and freshly prepared tartines. Those popping in for lunch find delicious healthy options, as well as Poilâne’s savoury tartines. The restaurants are also the perfect pit stop for Tea, with freshly made Poilâne pastries, and a cosy option for supper.Clients can of course also purchase their bread of preference, as well as pastries and the occasional Poilâne bread related items.

Grand Hyatt Singapore will be the first hotel in the city to import the famous dark sourdough breads of Poilâne ®, a Paris-based bakery, directly from France, as part of the World Gourmet Summit, from 1-4 April 2014.  A selection of signature tartines (open-faced sandwiches) from Poilâne will be featured on the 10 SCOTTS Afternoon Tea menu, along with whole, half and quarter loaves available for sale at the hotel’s pop-up shop.


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