After graduating from New York University, chef Lau initially embarked on a career in advertising as a graphic designer. This education taught her how subtle visual cues can be used to provoke an audience’s response, a skill she would later employ in her cooking. Sparked by her passion for culinary arts, chef Lau enrolled in classes at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in Bangkok. Having changed career path, chef Lau honed her skills at the Michelin-starred Cépage in Hong Kong under the tutelage of chef Sebastien Lepinoy.
In 2012, she opened Tate Dining Room & Bar serving French-inspired dishes with Chinese influences. Her talent for visual artistry is reflected in the immaculate presentation, while her innate creativity and appreciation for gourmet cuisine is evident in the seasonal tasting menu. Inspired to create ‘Edible Stories’, each of chef Lau’s menus originate from a common theme and consist of elaborately designed dishes that stir the imagination with their rich imagery and intriguing play on flavors and textures.
In 2013, chef Lau’s skill and artistic talent allowed Tate Dining Room & Bar to be awarded with one MICHELIN star by the prestigious MICHELIN Guide to Hong Kong & Macau. Picking up the Michelin star award three years in a row, chef Lau remains the undisputed queen of French & Chinese fine dining restaurant in Hong Kong.
Chef Lau’s cutting-edge creations and intricate plating further allowed her to celebrate Tate Dining Room & Bar’s second anniversary with the launch of Butler — a customized luxury catering service that provides clients with unrivaled culinary mastery and a well-trained, passionate hospitality team. Lau was commissioned by several renowned lifestyle and fashion brands to develop highly customized one-off menus and tablescapes. Butler has previously prepared culinary extravaganzas for Hermés, Cartier, Gucci, Boucheron and Christies to name a few.
Just at the start of 2015, Lau was awarded Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef 2015. Named the best female chef in Asia for creating a menu of ‘edible stories’ at her French-Chinese restaurant, rewarded as one of the globe’s most influential female chefs.
In 2017, Tate Dining Room & Bar has been relocated to a larger and more versatile reincarnation on Hollywood Road where houses Lau’s new dessert venture on the ground floor – Poem Patisserie, which delivers delectable pastries in a unique backdrop like no other. The restaurant has been awarded Best Interior Design from Hong Kong Tatler.
Tate Dining Room & Bar was also awarded Top 20 Restaurants in Hong Kong by Hong Kong Tatler. Chef Lau is ranked the #87th chef worldwide and not to mention, a One Michelin Star chef of 2019.
All volunteer hours must be completed during 1 Feb 2019 to 13 Jul 2019.
Cost per person is HK$100 (Full-time students aged 25 or below)/ HK$200 (General Participants) to support the running costs of our charity and our mission to make volunteerism mainstream.
Lunch will be held on 20 July 2019 at 12:15pm.