Chef Lanshu Chen who works at the Le Moût Restaurant in Taiwan has been picked as Asia's Best Female Chef ahead of the 2014 announcement of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list in Singapore, February 24th.
The Taiwanese born chef picked up a classical food education in France at the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts and a pastry diploma at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris before moving on to work with industry heavyweights such as Pierre Hermé and Thomas Keller.
Chen began working at Le Moût in 2008 exploring her own unique take on French cuisine that's rooted firmly in her home country of Taiwan. She mixes the techniques of classic haute cuisine with local ingredients and the traditional Asian balance of flavors. She describes her work producing new dishes as an extension of every step in her life, adding that she feels she is "creating a culinary map belonging to myself and this land.”
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