Chairman, Asian Culinary Institute
The French native’s 30 year culinary career has seen him start out at top restaurants such as Le Cirque in New York, Monte-Carlo in Monaco and Ritz-Carlton in Japan. For 7 years, he worked under culinary luminary Alain Ducasse, whom he counts as a close friend today.
He came to Singapore in 1999 to take on the role of Executive Chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.
In 2005, he decided to join At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy as its CEO. Under his leadership, the academy moved to a brand new state-of-the-art academy in 2011. The Academy won several best culinary awards including the prestigious Edutrust qualification.
In 2002 Christophe Megel took on the role as President for Bocuse d’Or Singapore. In 2012, Singapore made history as the champion team at the Asia selection of the world’s most famous culinary competition, the Bocuse d’Or. He also sits on the Singapore Chefs’ Association Committee, overseeing the Educational activities.
Christophe Megel is a 2006 winner of Best Asian Cuisine Book in the World at the Gourmand World Media Award for his culinary penman entree “Asian Tapas: Small Bites, Big Flavours”. In 2007, Christophe was conferred French Masterchef status by the French Association of Master Chefs
In 2009, he was invited to be a Council member for the Industry Skills and Training Councils (ISTC) Singapore Tourism Council. The council mandate is to continue to improve the Food and Beverage sector productivity and provide quality employee to the industry. Life long learning journey for F&B.
In 2010, he received the International Management Action Award from the charter management institute (CMI). The award is given to outstanding individuals with effective managerial skills, servicing as models for others to emulate and help drive organisations and the economy to scale new heights.
In 2013, Christophe was also conferred the Work Skill Qualification Advocate Award by the Singapore Workforce development agency.
In March 2014 Christophe decided to establish a new company focusing on strategic partnership for Food and Beverage management providing business intelligences to F&B operators or chefs. Having been in the industry for more then 30 years the need of such services became evident.