May 2015 – Andrew was amongst a whole plethora of international chefs who were flown in to showcase their talents at the Kuala Lumpur Big Kitchen Festival where Andrew had the honour of being introduced to the Queen, Tuanku Hajah Haminah Binti Hamidun. Her Royal Highness, Tengju Puan Pahang and The Mayor YBhg. Datuk Seri Hj. Ahmad Phesal bin Hj. Talib.
The city of Kuala Lumpur lit up as Merdeka Square came alive with the sights and smells of local and international gastronomic delights at the inaugural KL Big Kitchen Festival 2015. Kuala Lumpur City Hall in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture presented this three-day food festival that showcased the diversity of cuisine available in Kuala Lumpur, while promoting the city as a gastronomic destination in South East Asia. Local and foreign foodies had the opportunity to get-together and share their passion of gastronomy whilst learning cooking techniques and tips from Malaysian and international chefs and food experts.
Andrew is used to performing on an international stage as previous festivals have included demonstrations in Cape Town, Dubai and Johannesburg, but even he was blown away by the sheer scale of the event which had his image pasted on billboards across the city.