World Top 100 All-Star Chef Awards

World Top Heritage Gourmet Awards

David Choo has marked his place as one of Malaysia’s leading gastronomic innovators with his position as Head of Special Projects in Resorts World Genting.


Born in Penang, David brings a Le Cordon Bleu education, a degree from Zurich Elite Business School in Switzerland, and a Bachelor’s in Human Nutrition from Flinders University, Australia and Chinese Herbs study in Beijing as he spent much of his life developing and perfecting his art in these different regions.

The world is changing faster than we believe and people are yearning for foods and flavours from a simpler time. The taste and flavour of what I produce is meant to bring diners back to the good old days when food was an honest labour of love” - David Choo

David embarked on a culinary journey with complete cooking knowledge and learned from some of the world’s best kitchens. His early career includes time with leading hotels and kitchens such as a demi chef at The Savoy Hotel in London, spending decades with the Hilton group (Zurich, Bangkok and Adelaide properties) and Executive Sous Chef in a mega operation of Resorts World Genting.

Through the years, David has held several remarkable positions in the industry from Executive Chef at Awana Resort and Head of Awana F&B Operations to an Executive Asian Chef of Star Cruises. Famous for his essential cooking methods and culinary techniques in fresh seafood preparation, he began to serve high-net-worth clientele, as well as Southeast Asian royalty and heads of state, including Singaporean Prime Ministers Lee Kuan Yew,  Lee Hsien Loong, the Sultan of Brunei, Malaysian Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers of Malaysia.

A master of Malaysian cuisine, David returned to his culinary roots after a decade as a Hotel Manager at the Star Cruise. He laddered up his international presence from Assistant Vice President and Culinary Consultant position for Resorts World Manila to Vice President of VIP Culinary for Hong Kong’s Dream Cruise.

At 66 years old, he returned to Malaysia to stamp his mark on updated dining experiences, and exciting new F&B concepts for Malaysia’s 6,000 feet above sea level playground.

He used his experience in the kitchens overseas to create his own cooking style, pushing guests forward into the exciting unknown. Inspired by the legacy of the late Genting Founder, Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, David embodied Chinese Cuisine in an elegant and refined manner for a new era of interactive F&B experience in Resorts World Genting.

Every guest visiting the most anticipated resort at the peak can expect a delightful culinary affair and a symphony of comfort in dining.

Experience David’s personal touch in his latest grand project that will be opening soon in SkyAvenue, the Grand Cha Chaan Teng in mid-January, 2024. The restaurant carries David’s crafted menu and Cantonese Opera narrative to the dining scene to create an authentic dining experience and entice your taste buds.