US Masterchef’s Sharone Hakman hosted 450 executives from the world’s most influential media brands at AYANA Resort and Spa Bali on 25 April – a gala dinner that progressed into an after-party at the resort’s iconic Rock Bar.
A former financial advisor, Hakman who finished fifth in the Masterchef 2010 US season, entertained the audience with live cooking demonstrations throughout the 5-course dinner before a performance by American Idol Season 11 finalist Thia Megia.
This was followed by a snake handling demonstration by National Geographic’s Wild Dangerous Encounters host, Brady Barr.
The dinner and Rock Bar party, hosted by FOX International Channels, were part of the 2012 Asia-Pacific Pay-TV Operators Summit held at the resort from 24-27 April – a summit that included Disney, BBC and MNC and which closed with an ‘MNC Beyond the Sea’ event at AYANA’s 22,000sqm Champa Garden event facility, featuring a full-sized pirate ship.
Working closely with Hakman AYANA’s executive chef Giordano Faggioli and his team cooked on the night with Hakman giving praise for doing “an amazing job,”
Hakman was supported by AYANA’s celebrated Singaporean chef Jusman So who on a previous night cooked an 8-course dinner for 24 FOX VIPs in the resort’s 3-bedroom presidential villa.
Hakman said his menu was influenced by his Mediterranean and Israeli background, which shone through in dishes such as Watermelon & Fetta, a traditional Israeli treat.
Pictured above is US Master Chef Sharone Hakman who entertained the audience with his live cooking demonstrations.