The top three winners at a group photo call with Mutalif (back row, left), Jainal (back row, second left), Sorryta (back row, third left), and Chef Irwan (back row, fourth left).

KUCHING: Hock Lee Hotel emerged as the winner of the inaugural State Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Cooking Competition held yesterday.

The competition, organised by Padungan Fire and Rescue Station (BBP), was held for the Fire Safety Organisation (OKK) and the Satok Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Community to have a good cooking time together.

Second place was awarded to The Waterfront Hotel and Kampung Bintangor Auxiliary Firefighters Team went home as the third placed winner.

A total of 16 teams (32 persons) took part in the competition which started at 8am.

Participants were given 90 minutes to produce a delicacy using Adabi products.

The competition judges were Sarawak Bomba Wives and Women Officers Association (Perisma) president Sorryta Asghar Khan and Adabi corporate and executive chef Irwan Mohd Nor Irwan.

The top three winners at a group photo call with Mutalif (back row, left), Jainal (back row, second left), Sorryta (back row, third left), and Chef Irwan (back row, fourth left).

Sorryta said the competition fulfilled the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of the department to the communities.

“Normally, they would organise competitions related to fire safety and others, but this is the first time they organised a cooking competition. It certainly makes for bonding and nurturing relationships,” she said.

At the end of the competition a fire safety demonstration was conducted by the Padungan firefighters to show how put out a fire caused by a malfunctioning kitchen stove.

Also present at the event were Sarawak Bomba deputy director PPJB Jainal @ Zainal Madasin and Padungan BBP chief Abdul Mutalif Jaafar.