At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, Singapore Announces Professor Hervé This as Keynote Speaker for Graduation and Global Alumni Reunion Week Celebrations

World Renowned Innovator and Father of Molecular Gastronomy, Dr. This will speak on the theme of “Cooking: Love, Art & Technique”

SINGAPORE, May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, the premier school for culinary, pastry, baking and food & beverage service courses in Singapore, announced today that Dr. Hervé This, the French chemist celebrated as the father of molecular gastronomy and the creator of “note by note cooking”, will be the keynote speaker at their 2018 graduation ceremony and alumni week celebrations the week of June 25th.

A physical chemist at France’s National Institute for Agricultural Research, Dr. This is regarded as a true culinary revolutionary who has spent his career bringing science into the kitchen, both to explain traditional cooking and then to dismantle it. Hailed by The New York Times as “France’s favorite gastronomic mad scientist,” Dr. This is one of the two founders of molecular gastronomy, a subdivision of food science that emphasizes the chemical components of cooking and food.

Dr. This has also pioneered a new technique called “Note-by-Note” cooking – building food from pure chemical compounds which can help eliminate food waste and eventually end world hunger. Note by Note cooking bypasses traditional ingredients like vegetables, meat and fruit in favor of their underlying compounds like protein, lipids, saccharides, phenolics, etc. – which it reassembles for an endless range of culinary possibilities.  “If you use pure compounds, you open up billions and billions of new possibilities,” said This. “It’s like a painter using primary colours or a musician composing wave by wave with a synthesizer.”

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Hervé This join us for our 2018 graduation celebration and global alumni reunion week,” said Dr. Kwan Lui, founder of At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy.  “Dr. This’ theories and techniques have absolutely revolutionized cooking and inspired a new generation to rethink what cooking is and can be. His often controversial yet always thought-provoking scientific approach is never separated from his clear passion for cooking and the joy that it can bring. Our alumni, graduates and guests will learn more than they can possibly imagine from him.”

At-Sunrice Graduation Week is the largest event and celebration the academy holds every year and spans a week of lectures, galas, and showcases. Dr. This will hold events and lectures at venues including Science Centre Singapore, the National University of Singapore and the facilities of At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy. On Friday, June 29th, Dr. This will supervise a Note by Note Gala Dinner for government partners, industry leaders, graduates and alumni of At-Sunrice, and representatives from the media.

About At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy

At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy has been cultivating global chefs and F&B professionals in an experiential environment of culinary authenticity, best-fit apprenticeship and innovation since 2001. With an internationally experienced faculty and staff, state of the art facilities and strong industry partnerships, the Academy delivers skills and knowledge in East and West, Old and New World Cuisines, Herbs and Spices, Innovation and Technology as well as enables the diploma students to spend their last six months in a paid Overseas Industrial Attachment.. At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy is the first culinary academy in Singapore to be awarded the National Continuing Education and Training Institution (NCI) accreditation, allowing the academy to administer nationally-recognized diplomas that offer up to 70 percent fee subsidies for Singaporeans and permanent residents. It was also the first culinary school to be awarded the EduTrust 4-year certification from the Committee for Private Education (CPE). At-Sunrice students are from 32 countries, with many already degree and diploma holders in other disciplines who choose At-Sunrice to pursue their passion in food, food service and entrepreneurship For more information about At-Sunrice visit

Amanda Liok
At-Sunrice Global Chef Academy