Is Cantonese fine dining, of which chefs Kwong Wai-keung and Wong Chi-fai (right) cook, in danger of extinction? Photo: K.Y Cheng
Is Cantonese fine dining, of which chefs Kwong Wai-keung and Wong Chi-fai (right) cook, in danger of extinction? Photo: K.Y Cheng

Can fine-dining Cantonese cuisine survive as old chefs retire, when young ones don’t want to put in the hours?

  • When Kwong Wai-keung of T’ang Court at The Langham hotel retires, his apprentice will replace him – but not all Cantonese fine-dining chefs will be so lucky
  • Fewer young chefs want to put in the time to learn, and to cook, the complex dishes that elevate southern Chinese traditional cuisine

Is Cantonese fine dining, of which chefs Kwong Wai-keung and Wong Chi-fai (right) cook, in danger of extinction? Photo: K.Y Cheng
Is Cantonese fine dining, of which chefs Kwong Wai-keung and Wong Chi-fai (right) cook, in danger of extinction? Photo: K.Y Cheng
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