PUSPANITA Bentong (The National
Association of Wives of Civil Servants and Women Civil Servants, Bentong),PERSIAP
Bentong (The Women’s Association of the Wives, Children, Members and Staff of
the Malaysian Jail, Bentong), the Health Department of the Bentong District and
Resorts World Genting came together to organise a program to expose women to
the importance of preparing nutritional food and on ways to generate income
through the food industry.
RWG Executive Chef Alex Vitalise explaining
his creations to KDYTM Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah
during One Touch Program.
The event was officiated by the
Kebawah Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah
Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Almarhum Al Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Alhaj,
who was named the Women’s Icon of the Pahang state during the Pahang’s Womens’
Day festivities. Other honourable guests in attendance were Yang Berbahagia
Datin Sri Dato’ Indera Jamaliah Binti Zainal Aibidin, Chairman of PUSPANITA
Pahang and wife of Yang Hormat Secretary of Pahang as well as Yang Amat
Berbahagia Datin Sri Dato’ Burhah Binti Muhammad, Wife of the Chief Minister of
Executive Chef Alex Vitalise demonstrating how to prepare Char Grilled Rib-Eye
with Mushroom Rendang Gravy.
The ‘One Touch’ Women, Cooking for Love and Business Program was
attended by 150 women at the Bentong Jail Complex Ballroom who gained knowledge
of the ins and outs of operating a food business. The ladies were treated to a
series of talks to encourage them to start businesses in the food industry.
Executive Chef Alex cooking alongside KDYTM Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Hajah
Azizah Aminah Maimunah during One Touch Program.
The highlight of the event was a
cooking demonstration by Her Royal Highness and Chef Alex Vitalise from Resorts
World Genting. Her Royal Highness expressed her pleasure at Chef Alex being
inspired by her recipe, “I recommend Chef Alex to try out this Rendang Betawi recipe
with the inmates at the prison so that they can come out with the best ideas
for dishes. The prison department can sell this paste because of its versatility
to be used with different cuisines. Proceeds of the sale can then benefit the
prisoners themselves such as their previous project of selling Pahang woven
KDYTM Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Hajah Azizah
Aminah Maimunah and special guests showcasing 13 rendang dishes prepared by RWG
Executive Chef Alex Vitalise.
Chef Alex stirred up the excitement of the crowd during a food
demonstration with Duli
Yang Teramat Mulia Tengku Puan Pahang who personally
lent her cooking skills for the dishes based on a modified version of a recipe
created by Her Royal Highness. Ten dishes including Baked Rendang Salmon Fish,
Rendang Petai Fried Rice and Spaghetti with Prawn Rendang were created using
classic rendang paste inspired by her first cookbook ‘Airtangan Tengku Puan
Pahang Masakan Tradisional Pahang’.
RWG Executive Chef Alex Vitalise, Penasihat
PUSPANITA and PUSPANITA board members.
Chef Alex Vitalise, Executive
Chef of Resorts World Genting said “This is my second time participating in an
event of this nature, having helped out previously for Program Pengenalan
Strategi Perniagaan Kulinari, Persijilan Halal dan HACCP at the Bentong Jail in
2013. We at Resorts World Genting are always very happy to have the opportunity
to lend our support to help the women of Bentong for an amazing cause.”
Executive Chef Alex Vitalise and PERSIAP board members.
Chef Alex then gave a talk on starting a business by cooking and on
table manners for formal events. Chef
Alex honed his skills in the culinary industry for 26 years with working
experience locally and internationally in countries such as Spain and
Indonesia. Chef Alex has been working with Resorts World Genting for 10 years
and currently oversees a team of 160 kitchen staff. Chef Alex holds the record
of creating the “Longest Roti Jala” in Malaysia Guinness Book of Records and has garnered other awards both locally and
Also participating in the event were, Koh Wan Yung of the District
Health Office who delivered a talk on nutrition and food safety. While Muhamad
Nizam, an Engineering Executive of Resorts World Genting, demonstrated the ways
of using kitchen utensils where the ladies learned about the importance of
organising their kitchen.
PUSPANITA aims to meld women to
become educated, skilful and competitive to contribute towards their
self-development and the development of their families and society. They host
activities such as women’s health clinics, seminars and weekly classes such as
language development programs.
If you want to make your own Classic Rendang Paste follow the recipe below. You and your family are sure to love it!
Classic Rendang Paste
Sauté all finely chopped ingredients on a fire and leave to
Add in all the leaves, ‘kerisik’ as well as santan into the pan
Once it is ready, vacuum pack the paste and keep it in the
freezer for up to 30 days.
Season the classic rendang paste anytime with your preferred
choice of meat (chicken, duck, beef and lamb)
Time: 45 minutes
Colour: Thick yellow and red
For more information, call +603 6101 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com.
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