Dr Kwan Lui

Founder and Director
At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy

Deep-rooted in her strong affinity for Asian cuisines and cultures, Kwan Lui followed her vision to create Singapore's very own brand of culinary arts education and founded At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy in 2001. At-Sunrice, with its synchronised study-apprenticeship pedagogy, is the first culinary academy in Singapore to be awarded a National CET Institution (NCI) status. As one of the first private education institutions in Singapore to be EduTrust Certified, At-Sunrice has six bachelor's degree articulations with established universities in USA, United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong. 

One of the degree articulations Kwan signed with Johnson & Wales University (JWU) is a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Nutrition. Pastry & Bakery and Culinary Nutrition Diploma graduates from At-Sunrice can proceed to JWU and complete the BSc degree in two years. This is an exceptional knowledge combination of the arts, science and nutrition in food and beverage for young Singaporean chefs. 

Most recently, in collaboration with Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Kwan launched a "From Earth to the Table" study and apprentice programme. At-Sunrice students apprentice at the hospital for 6 months with the gardeners, chefs and dietitian to create, cook, serve and obtain feedback from the patients. She has initiated a research project to reduce the sugar content by 20-30% in recipes of At-Sunrice's Diploma in Pastry & Bakery course. 

Kwan's string of personal achievements includes being conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Educational Leadership by Johnson and Wales University in 2011. She is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Awards by SPRING Singapore in 2006 and Fonterra in 2012. She has sat on the advisory committees of the Health Promotion Board and the Singapore Tourism Board. She continues to hold a seat at Johnson & Wales University, Member of the Corporation; World Gourmet Summit Board of Governors; and Spectra Secondary School Board of Directors. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra Ladies League.