Asian Food Guru

All about chef Kuan 

Dad & Mom in PEnang .

Lai “Kuan” Geo was born into a family of connoisseurs of good food , My both parents willing travel hours to savour the best. Starting his training in Malaysia and Amsterdam

Kuan travelled around Europe in his quest to master the culinary arts. “During my travels, I discovered the beauty and different cultures through their cuisine,” he says.

At the tender age of 21, he moved to South Africa, and the age of 23 was involved in the opening an Asian restaurant in Cape Town. Kuan is flexible and capable of taking care of not only the food but every aspect of the dining experience.

Chef Kuan is a self-confident individual with warm and flamboyant personality always strive to raise the bar of excellence and seek to broaden horizons. My greater area of my job is a good all rounder with strong skilful areas including marketing strategy and public relations



Explore my culinary journey

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About MasterChef Kuan Lai- At the helm of culinary operations of various Asian speciality restaurants, MasterChef Kuan Lai has always elevated the unique dining experiences that the bouquet of award-winning restaurants that he has worked for, offers to discerning guests. A seasoned professional, Kuan has garnered over thirty years of professional experience across Asia, Africa and Europe. He started his career from his own Asian eatery in Cape Town and went on to helm some of the finest restaurants at the world’s leading five star hotels, including, the Westin Cape Town. Currently Chef Kuan travels the world and enlightens guests at various locations with his unique and authentic delicacies from the East. He has also briefly served royal duties where he gallantly carried out his responsibilities, overseeing all the official functions of their majesties. Kuan is also a consultant for various restaurant concept designs and well acclaimed for menu engineering. A classically trained chef, Kuan describes himself as someone who is continuously learning and adapting himself to the changing culinary landscape, evolving styles and local preferences. Between the years 2017 & 2019 Chef Kuan has hosted some unique food promotions at various Marriott Hotels in India including Westin Hyderabad, Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, Sheraton Hyderabad, Launch of Marriott Indore’s Asian speciality restaurant to name a few.

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