Celebrity Chef, MasterChef Favourite & Keynote Speaker
Alvin Quah is a Celebrity Chef and former MasterChef Australia contestant who is on a mission to increase awareness of Malaysian Cuisine. With a keen interest in the intersection of food, culture and science, Alvin is also fascinating after dinner speaker. Additionally, he delivers inspiring, educational and entertaining cooking demonstrations.
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Born in Kuala Lumpur with Chinese Malaysian Heritage, Alvin migrated to Melbourne in 1994 to complete his PhD in Science. With a keen interest, in the sciences, he went on to complete a Biochemistry degree (Bachelor of Science), a PhD in cell biology and the biochemistry of diabetic retinopathy, and post doctorate studies in proteomics in motor neuron disease. Alvin also has basic knowledge in genetics, molecular biology, microbiology and cellular physiology.
Exposed to a rush of Western culture and cuisine, Alvin, true to his science background and with his naturally inquisitive nature, is inspired to see how the two cuisines could be infused in a way that both traditions are respected.
After finishing as a finalist and favourite of MasterChef Australia series two in 2010, Alvin became the ambassador for Asian food giant Ayam, working with them to develop recipes and spread the word about Asian cuisine. He has also hosted Malaysian Kitchen, and worked on Chinese New Year festivities and at prestigious food events like the Good Food Show both in Australia and internationally.
Alvin was absolutely fabulous and a joy to have onsite - which I knew they would say having had him at events in the past. He certainly did not disappoint and I can't wait to have him at events in the future.
-Strathfield Food Festival
Alvin was absolutely fabulous - I would have no hesitation in booking him again.
-Cabramatta Moon Festival
We’ve had some really fantastic feedback from everyone who attended, particularly about how much they learnt in regards to preparation and uses for the fruits but also about how much fun it was. His recipe went down a treat too!