Sharone Hakman Cooks Up A Storm in KL
MasterChef US Season 3 premieres exclusively on STAR World (Astro Ch 711) and STAR World HD (Astro Ch 722) on 16 September 2012, Sunday at 8pm.
Culinary showman Sharone Hakman of MasterChef US made his way to Malaysian shores to talk about his main passion in life, the one thing he was born to do – food! Sharone’s visit here coincided with the premiere of MasterChef US Season 3 on STAR World (Astro Ch 711) and STAR World HD (Astro Ch 722) on 16 September 2012 at 8pm.
Previously a financial planner, Sharone left the corporate world to pursue his passion for food by starting his journey as a chef. His outstanding performance on MasterChef US brought Sharone’s aspirations in the culinary world to a whole new level. Owner of a barbecue sauce company and a well sought out chef, Sharone creates love and passion through his food.
Sharone held a cooking demonstration at Mid Valley Megamall where thousands thronged the area. Cameras filmed him scurrying around in search of his ingredients as his shopping adventure was aired live at East Atrium. The event, hosted by international celebrity and model, Lisa S, then saw Sharone captivating the crowd with his engaging personality by inviting shoppers to come on stage to personally taste his food.
Sharone doing the final touches to his dish
Fiona Anne, Senior Manager, Fox International Channels (FIC), Malaysia, said, “Sharone was one of the most outstanding and engaging contestant in MasterChef US S1 and he is an immensely talented chef. He is a perfect role model for Malaysians who are passionate about food and who aim to make it big in the world of culinary art.”
“FIC and STAR World aim to bring Malaysians one step closer to the personalities and stars they see on our channel. Thus, we are proud to bring Malaysians a talent like Sharone Hakman to meet the fans of the MasterChef series and STAR World in Malaysia,” Fiona stated.
“I was looking forward to this trip to Malaysia, and thanks to STAR World, I was able to do so. As I am told, it is a place that thrives on its multiracial and cultural heritage, where everyone loves food. Ever since I joined MasterChef US, my life has been met with endless opportunities. I have gained a wealth of experience besides getting more creative in the kitchen. I feel very blessed,” said Sharone.
STAR World (Astro Ch 711) is the No. 1 general entertainment channel on Astro Variety pack. STAR World HD (Astro Ch 722) was an addition to the High-Definition channels currently available to Astro B.yond customers with Astro Variety pack. STAR World and STAR World HD are simulcast channels showcasing first & exclusive drama series, sitcoms, LIVE reality shows, award shows, cooking shows, special events and many more.
Be sure to catch the premiere of MasterChef Season 3 exclusively on STAR World (Astro Ch 711) and STAR World HD (Astro Ch 722) on 16 September at 8pm.
STAR World is the region’s No.1 general English entertainment channel guaranteeing exclusive first-runs of top-rated programming from the US and around the world. From all-time favourites to award-winning shows, STAR WORLD features a much more diverse choice of comedies, drama, reality & talent shows and live award events to appeal to entertainment lovers. Launched in 1994, STAR WORLD is currently available in 26 million homes across five services in India/Pakistan, Southeast Asia/Greater China, the Philippines, Taiwan and the Middle East.
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In Malaysia, FOX International Channels operates, National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, National Geographic Wild, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Music, STAR World, STAR World HD, FOX Movies Premium, FOX Movies Premium HD, FOX, FOX Crime HD, FX HD, BabyTV, tvN HD, Channel [V] Taiwan, STAR Chinese Channel and STAR Chinese Movies 2.
Astro Malaysia Holdings
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