Chef Ivan Li: Heir to An Imperial Chinese Legacy

Chef Li Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Last week, the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 was announced. The winner: Ivan Li (Li Xiao Lin), Executive Chef and co-owner of Family Li Imperial Cuisine.

Chef Li has made his mark on the culinary world, drawing inspiration from recipes recorded by his great-grandfather, Li Shunqing, who oversaw the imperial kitchen in the Forbidden City in the Qing Dynasty. At Family Li Imperial Cuisine, Li continues the recipes and cooking methods originated by his great-grandfather.

Just a few hours ahead of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards event on February 24 when he’ll receive his award, Diners Club will be celebrating Chef Li’s accomplishments at an intimate Lifetime Achievement Award cocktail reception.

During this event, regional media will sit down with Chef Li to discuss his accomplishments, inspiration, regional and global food trends, and more. It’s also a chance for the Diners Club community to submit their own questions to Chef Li through social media.

What do you want to know about Chef Li?

Tweet your questions to us (@dinersclub) by including the hashtag #DCat50Best.

And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and on Facebook as we begin live social media coverage of the cocktail reception and the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 event.

We’ll be sharing live highlights from:

  • February 24 – Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award Cocktail Reception
  • February 24 – Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards
  • February 25 – The Chef’s Lunch

We look forward to seeing you in Singapore to celebrate Chef Li and the many other extraordinary restaurants that will be nominated to this prestigious list!