KUALA LUMPUR, 2 June 2016 – To show appreciation for His Majesty’s services to Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) presented their intricate white and gold creation titled ‘Pure, Graceful and Harmonious’ to Yang Di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah, in conjunction with His Majesty’s official birthday celebration on 4 June 2016.
According to Executive Pastry Chef, Jamaluddin bin Zainal Abidin, standing at 50”(h) by 40”(w), the Centre’s 35kg cake features the Coat of Arms of Malaysia’s 14 states and territories, intricately handcrafted designs influenced by the architecture of the former Istana Negara and individually-carved motifs inspired by His Majesty’s ceremonial uniform.
“Since opening, the Centre has earned a reputation for innovative culinary creations so the pressure is always on to deliver, especially when my team and I are tasked with crafting a cake fit for a king!”
“It is truly an honour and a privilege to make a cake for His Majesty and is something we look forward to every year. We relish the challenge to find new and unique ways to outdo our previous years’ efforts and we hope our 2016 sweet confection delighted His Majesty,” concludes Chef Jamaluddin.
Comprising four separate compartments of different types of brownies including raspberry cheesecake brownies, caramel brownie cupcakes, nutty lollipop brownies and macadamia brownie cookies, Chef Jamaluddin shared, the ‘brownie temptations’ delight took 5 team members over 2 months to conceptualise and 2 weeks to assemble.
Joining Chef Jamaluddin at the cake presentation ceremony held at Istana were the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor; Director of Human Resource, Rohizat Baharum; Executive Sous Chef, Hisham bin Jaafar; Senior Chef de Partie, Mohd Raimarmizan and Communications Manager, Kuzaimah Idris.
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For further information, please contact:
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Tel: +603 2333 2888
Fax: +603 2333 2882
Charles Chaplin or Listiari Suyanto
TQPR (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Tel: +603 6203 4300
Fax: +603 6203 5972
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About the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is a component of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and is managed and operated by Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture company between KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd and AEG Ogden Pty Ltd, Australia.
A winner of numerous awards, this world-class facility is wholly-owned by Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd which in turn, is owned by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS).
The Centre has ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, EarthCheck Bronze status (environment) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Certification (HACCP) recognition, the international food safety system for international convention facilities and five-star hotels. It is also the first in Asia to receive the ‘Gold’ AIPC Quality Standards certification.
Comprising two auditoria (seating 3,000 and 500 respectively), 9,710 sqm of Exhibition Halls, a Grand Ballroom which seats 2,000 diners, a Banquet Hall for 500, a Conference Hall for 1,800 and 20 other meeting rooms, the Centre provides 20,059 sqm of function space in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.