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MALAYSIAN BORN INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITY CHEF IS NOMINATED FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL BANK OF CANADA’S WOMAN ENTREPENEUR AWARD

Angeline Thursday, July 24, 2014 , , , , ,


Globally Successful World-Class Master Sugar Artist Extraordinaire – Rosalind Chan. From the east to west, creating extraordinary cake designs, a Certified Master Sugar Artist, pastry chef with a Masters in French Pastries, founder of International Centre of Cake Artistry Malaysia and Sugar Tiers in Canada, Malaysia’s very own Celebrity Chef Rosalind Chan has been nominated as an outstanding and worthy candidate for the 2013 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. An initiative of Women of Influence and presented by The Royal Bank of Canada, the award recognises Canada’s top women entrepreneurs, whose successful businesses and achievements contribute to the Canadian and global economies as well as to their communities.

The nomination has encouraged Rosalind to continue striving for the best, to inspire future growth and success from small to big businesses and to continue excelling within the industry and impacting the network chain in creating extraordinary women.

“I am honoured to have been nominated for this prestigious award as it does not only represent the entrepreneurial achievement but also the initiative that women today need to take in order to make a difference, and I am very much into the cake decorating scene globally, and I hope to make an impact in contributing towards the industry and the society as a whole!” said Rosalind Chan.
Rosalind never forgot her childhood dream even as she furthered her studies abroad. When she took up business and law studies in Britain, followed by a BA degree from the American University of Sarasota through an affiliated British night school, she continued with her hobby and learnt the finer arts of cake decorating from top British cake designers and decorators.
“I hope to inspire all women that everything is indeed possible, if there is determination and faith to achieve one’s dream. I started in the business and law sector, and decided to move on with my passion instead which is all about cake decorating and creating sugar art designs!” she added.

Rosalind has furthered her passion with her debut entrepreneurial venture with the opening of International Centre of Cake Artistry in Malaysia and Sugar Tiers in Canada, offering the most up-to-date cake decorating materials and tools sourced internationally.

Rosalind was also awarded the International Instructor Award by Wilton Industries (U.S.A) in 1997 and was inducted into their Wilton Hall of Fame the same year. This year, she has been nominated for the prestigious International Cake Exploration Societe (USA) Hall of Fame Award taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA at the beginning of August.
Today, not only is she a Wilton Method Instructor and an International Sugarpaste Artist, she is also the first Chinese certified by Wilton Industries in Chicago to be a Lead Trainer on their International Training Team.

She not only holds the authorization from Wilton Industries (USA) to conduct their Wilton programs in Malaysia, but she has also secured the endorsement from Squires Kitchen (UK) to hold and conduct their UK professional cake decorating diploma courses as their first international instructor at her centres in Malaysia.

Conducting countless cake-decorating courses for people from various walks of lives ranging from homemakers and professionals to pastry chefs in countries such as Canada (Toronto), U.S.A., Japan (Tokyo), China (Shanghai, Harbin and Guangzhou), Korea, Singapore and Malaysia (Ipoh, Penang and Kuala Lumpur), Rosalind Chan has also appeared on Canadian and Malaysian radio and television, newspapers and numerous business and lifestyle magazines.

Rosalind Chan is a member of solid standing with the British Sugarcraft Guild, Canadian Society of Sugar Artistry, Canadian Pastry Chefs Guild as well as a regular demonstrator and adjudicator for the International Cake Exploration Society in the United States.
About International Centre of Cake Artistry (ICCA)  Malaysia
Chef Rosalind Chan has furthered her passion with her debut entrepreneurial venture with the opening of the first ever authorized and certified Wilton Method Instruction Training Centre in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia in 2006 followed by a second outlet in 2007 at Sri Hartamas, Malaysia. Both training centres have a one of a kind retail outlet catering solely to this industry, offering the most up-to-date cake decorating materials and tools sourced internationally.  In December 2008, Rosalind opened and consolidated her centre into one largest cake decorating cum baking/training center and retail outlet in Malaysia spanning over 4 floors.  This site offers state of the art training facilities in terms of equipment and visual aids.  Her facility also offers the first ever one of its kind wedding consultation facility in Malaysia where it offers the bride and bridegroom to have an opportunity to see a full visual image of the wedding cake of their dreams using computer assisted technology. It is at this centre that you will get to attend courses by the very best and top cake decorators and sugarpaste artists from around the world.In 2008, her centre in Malaysia, International Centre of Cake Artistry received the “Rising Star Award” from Wilton Industries (USA).  In 2010, her centre in Malaysia was inducted into the Distributor’s Hall of Fame in USA for their commitment to the Wilton Cake Decorating programme in Asia.
Issued on behalf of Rosalind Chan and International Centre of Cake Artistry by Alice George Communication, C-13A-33A, Kompleks Rimbun Scott Garden, 289, Jalan Klang Lama, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: +603- 7971 2527  / Fax: +603 7972 3527. Website: www.agcomm.com.my
For further information, please contact Alice George at Alice George Communication at on mobile +6019 600 8157.
 
 
 
 
PROFILE: CHEF ROSALIND CHAN
Rosalind Chan is a cutting-edge world-class cake designer and international instructor, setting new international standards in both Malaysia and Canada for wedding cake style and design as well as in the classes that she conducts on cake decorating.

Her cakes and sugarpaste flowers are edible sculptures both in originality and creativity. From the time she started holding a piping bag and began decorating her first wedding cake, her cakes have wowed many audiences. Whimsical, captivating and meticulously designed, her cakes demand attention because of their beauty and uniqueness. They are centerpieces in every sense of the word.

A Childhood Dream Come True
Baking and designing “is in her blood”. She grew up amidst beautifully decorated birthday cakes that her mother, her mentor till today, baked and created. At a very tender age, Rosalind was drawn to baking. With a keen eye for detail and colour, she aspired to pursue her childhood interest when she grew up. Rosalind never forgot her childhood dream even as she furthered her studies abroad. When she took up business and law studies in Britain, followed by a BA degree from the American University of Sarasota through an affiliated British night school, she continued with her hobby and learnt the finer arts of cake decorating from top British cake designers and decorators. She immigrated to Canada in 1991 after leaving Britain and continued to pursue her childhood passion in her spare time.
International Centre of Cake Artistry (ICCA) Malaysia
Rosalind has furthered her passion with her debut entrepreneurial venture with the opening of the first ever authorized and certified Wilton Method Instruction Training Centre in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia in 2006 followed by a second outlet in 2007 at Sri Hartamas, Malaysia. In December 2008, Rosalind consolidated her outlets and opened her third and largest cake decorating cum baking/training center and retail outlet in Malaysia spanning over 16,000 sq. ft over 4 floors. This 16,000 sq. ft. site offers state of the art training facilities in terms of equipment and visual aids. It is also a one of a kind retail outlet catering solely to this industry, offering the most up-to-date cake decorating materials and tools sourced internationally. 

Her facility also offers the first ever one of its kind wedding consultation facility in Malaysia where it offers the bride and bridegroom to have an opportunity to see a full visual image of the wedding cake of their dreams using computer assisted technology.

In 2008, her centre in Malaysia, International Centre of Cake Artistry received the “Rising Star Award” from Wilton Industries (USA). In 2010, her centre in Malaysia was inducted into the Distributor’s Hall of Fame in USA for their commitment to the Wilton Cake Decorating program in Asia.

Her retail outlets are now the sole distributor for Wilton (USA) and Squires Kitchen (UK).

SugarTiers Venture In Canada
Her entrepreneurship does not end in Malaysia. In March, 2010, Rosalind opened her newest outlet and training centre in Markham, Ontario, Canada called SugarTiers Inc, a first one stop cake decorating and baking centre of its kind in Toronto. The outlet has a vast range of cake decorating and baking equipment and tools sourced internationally for sale, an in-house and take out bakery catering to creating customized celebration cakes and dainty French pastries and a training centre that offers basic to advanced cake decorating and baking courses.

Her cupcakes were highlighted in a write up in the Toronto Star. Her wedding cakes were featured in episodes of the Canadian wedding reality shows, “In Law Wedding Wars” and “Four Weddings” on the Canadian Television Network “Slice”. You can also check her out on Cake Walk – A Wedding Cake Edition – Episode 8 (Fright Night) on the Slice Network. Recently she was interviewed and had a write up in the “Metro News”, a local newspaper in Toronto, Omni TV and York Region TV channel.

Book Publishing
Her first cake decorating book will be published and released in the Fall of 2014 by Whitecap Publishing in Canada and will be distributed in Europe by Dutton Publishing (UK).

Canadian Good Festival
She was also asked to be a judge at the 2011 Canadian Good Food Festival together with no other than Food Network’s Celebrity Star, Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes. She also met up with Buddy of Food Network’s Cake Boss in Toronto during his recent tour to Canada. Just recently, she was asked to be the first Asian cake decorator/spokesperson for Satin Ice, www.satinfinefoods.com, a USA based international sugarpaste/fondant manufacturer who boasts famous celebrity cake decorators as their spokespersons in the USA eg. Buddy of Cake Boss, Ron Ben Israel, Anne Heap and Elisa Strauss.

International Credentials and Awards of Recognition
Her impressive credentials include a Masters in French Pastries and a Certificate in the Art of French Pastries from the renowned Ritz Escoffier in Paris, an advanced Wilton Method Instructor Certificate, Masters Diploma in Cake Decorating from the renowned Wilton Cake Decorating School in Chicago (U.S.A), Diploma in Advanced Australian Method of Cake Decorating, Diploma in The Lambeth Method of Cake Decorating, and numerous other certificates and diplomas in advanced sugarpaste/gumpaste flowers, pulled sugar, piping skills and baking and chocolate works from world renowned cake decorating artists and pastry chefs.

Rosalind was also awarded the International Instructor Award by Wilton Industries (U.S.A) in 1997 and was inducted into their Wilton Hall of Fame the same year. Today, not only is she a Wilton Method Instructor and an International Sugarpaste Artist, she is also the first Chinese certified by Wilton Industries in Chicago to be a Lead Trainer on their International Training Team.

She not only holds the authorization from Wilton Industries (USA) to conduct their Wilton programs in Malaysia, but she has also secured the endorsement from Squires Kitchen (UK) to hold and conduct their UK professional cake decorating diploma courses as their first international instructor at her centres in Malaysia.

In the summer of 2010, she gained the additional status of “Certified Sugar Artist” and then in 2011, she gained the highest status of “Certified Master Sugar Artist” from the International Cake Exploration Societe in the USA, making her the first Asian to achieve this status in the cake decorating industry.

Most recently she was inducted into the President’s Club at Wilton USA, which is the second highest recognition or level in the Wilton Hall of Fame.

She has conducted countless cake-decorating courses for people from various walks of lives ranging from homemakers and professionals to pastry chefs in countries such as Canada (Toronto), U.S.A., Japan (Tokyo), China (Shanghai, Harbin and Guangzhou), Korea, Singapore and Malaysia (Ipoh, Penang and Kuala Lumpur).

She has appeared on Canadian and Malaysian radio and television, newspapers and numerous business and lifestyle magazines.

She is a member of solid standing with the British Sugarcraft Guild, Canadian Society of Sugar Artistry, Canadian Pastry Chefs Guild as well as a regular demonstrator and adjudicator for the International Cake Exploration Society in the United States.
She has also won numerous cake competition awards, been an international judge and adjudicator and has done many cake decorating demonstrations at many local events in North America.

During her time in Paris, she also worked as an intern at the famous Pastry Kitchen of the Ritz Hotel. She is also a project contributor to the popular Pastry & Baking Magazine which is circulated worldwide.

Recently, Rosalind Chan has been nominated for the 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. A premier national award recognizing the achievements of women entrepreneurs, Rosalind is seen as one of the inspirational woman in today’s society

A Philanthropist
Besides cake decorating, Rosalind often finds ways to contribute back to the society. Her schools in Malaysia offers full cake decorating scholarships to students who have a passion for the art but are unable to pursue due to financial situations and commitments. Not only does she believe in just offering scholarships, she also contributes to charity events every year in Malaysia e.g. old folk’s homes, shelters and orphanages. In her outlet in Markham, Ontario, she regularly contributes to charitable training programs.

Not only does Rosalind contributes to charitable programs in Malaysia and Canada, she has gone afar as Shanghai to do her charitable duties. Rosalind taught the youths at the Shanghai Young Bakers Association last year, a charity program part of Chiheng Foundation that provides a one year free training in French bakery and pastry to underprivileged Chinese youth aged 17 to 23, thus enabling them to lead independent and dignified lives upon graduation, the finer art of cake decorating. She will be returning once more to Shanghai in March this year to fulfill her commitment to this charitable program again.
Even though Rosalind now resides permanently with her family in Ontario, Canada, she regularly travels back on business to Asia, especially to her home country Malaysia.

For further information on her training centers for cake decorating and baking, please check out her websites at either www.sugartiers.ca, www.rosalindscakeartistry.com or www.2decoratecakes.com. She can also be contacted at her email address at rosalindchan@rogers.com.
 

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