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Asian Food Channel Brings Celebrity Chefs for Series of Exclusive Dinner Events

DBS Treasures and The Asian Food Channel present a glamorous night of food and fun with ‘DBS Treasures presents the Underground Supperclub with  Chef Martin Yan’
10 March 2014, Taiwan– DBS Treasures and the Asian Food Channel (AFC), which is part of Scripps Networks Interactive (Scripps) lifestyle networks, are proud to hold ‘DBS Treasures presents the Underground Supperclub with Chef Martin Yan’ in Taiwan.
Fondly known for coining the phrase “If Yan can cook, so can you!” Chef Yan is recognised internationally as an accomplished food consultant, prolific author and star of AFC original productions, True Passion – Martin Yan and Back to Basics.
From Thursday 28 March to Friday 29 March, Chef Yan will amaze DBS wealth clients with his masterful knife skills, and will showcase his signatures dishes in an eight (8) course menu created specially for this event. Guests can look forward to dishes like Tea Smoked Duck Breast, Seafood Soup served with Sizzling Rice and Pomegranate Sorbet, Chopped Lychee and edible flower for garnish. The event will be held at the luxurious Grand Hy-lai Hotel. (Further information is available in the enclosed annexes).
Koh Kar Siong, Managing Director and Regional Head of DBS Treasures & Treasures Private Client, DBS Bank said, “We are delighted to work with AFC to bring the Underground Supperclub series back to Taiwan. DBS is fully committed to engaging our clients through unique and interactive events and this partnership with AFC helps us to achieve just that. We look forward to partnering with AFC on future initiatives to bring our clients more culinary experiences.”
Derek Chang, Managing Director of Scripps Network Interactive, Asia Pacific said, “Chef Yan is a true legend in the culinary industry and I know that he will put on a show stopping performance for DBS’s guests. Scripps and AFC are happy to have such a long standing relationship with DBS Treasures and we look forward to exploring other opportunities to work together through, not only the Asian Food Channel, but other networks under the Scripps brand as well.”
Seraph Sun, Head of Consumer Banking Group of DBS Bank (Taiwan) said, “ DBS Treasures is committed to rising above and beyond for our clients, providing them with greater value than just financial products and services. Such exclusive experiential dining privileges, give our wealth clients unique opportunities to get up close and personal with the culinary stars. The previous Underground Supperclub held with AFC Celebrity Chef, Sho Naganuma was a huge success and our clients are looking forward to another night of fine dining and glamour.”
‘DBS Treasures presents the Underground Supperclub’ is a partnership between DBS Bank and the Asian Food Channel in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Jakarta. The event kicked off last year in Jakarta with Chef Sho Naganuma – star of AFC Original productions, Great Dinners of the World and One Night in Langkawi – Sho Naganuma. 
Stay tuned for more upcoming exciting chef events held exclusively for clients of DBS Treasures and Treasures Private Client.
For more information on ‘DBS Treasures presents the Underground Supperclub with Chef Martin Yan’ please visit
Annex A:  Schedule of events and menu for ‘DBS Treasures presents the Underground Supperclub with Chef Martin Yan’

Annex B:  Chef Martin Yan Biography
About Asian Food Channel
The Asian Food Channel (AFC) is the region’s leading food-focused channel that celebrates the unique Asian culinary experience with the added touch of global flavor. Launched in 2005, AFC was the first dedicated food television channel to broadcast pan-regionally. In 2013, Scripps Networks Interactive acquired AFC and included the channel into their wide portfolio of media brands. Today, AFC provides a healthy mix of both local and international content in a variety of formats, 24-hours, in 12 territories on many major pay TV platforms across Asia.
AFC entertains viewers with a range of local and international content from reality, lifestyle to travelogue program formats. AFC believes in celebrating the rich history and story behind Asia’s most beloved cuisines and continues to grow its library of originally produced Asian content, breaking boundaries with new and exciting programs such as The Big Break, Back to the Streets and Great Dinners of the World.
AFC’s online presence continues to grow, with a popular website and Facebook page (over 1.4 million likes). AFC’s active social media presence has created a vibrant community where users can learn more AFC’s program offerings and interact by sharing their personal recipes. 

AFC is currently on:
- ASTRO Channel 703 (Malaysia and Brunei)
- StarHub Channel 435 (Singapore)
- First Media Channel 76 (Jakarta Digital) & Channel 40 (Surabaya Analog) (Indonesia)
- TelkomVision Channel 116 & Groovia Channel 401 (Indonesia)
- Indovision Channel 240 (Indonesia)
- AORA Channel 318 (Indonesia)
- Nexmedia Channel 210 (Indonesia)
- Topas TV Channel 302 (Indonesia)
- nowTV Channel 527 (Hong Kong)
- SkyCable Channel 22 (Philippines)
- Dream Satellite TV Channel 27 (Philippines)
- Cignal Channel 26 (Philippines)
- Univision Channel 84 (Mongolia)
- PPCTV Channel 22 (Wireless Digital TV) or Channel 7 (Digital TV) (Cambodia)
- CTH Channel 99 (Thailand)
- MOD Channel 90 (Taiwan)
- TMS Channel 13 (Vietnam)
- TV-ing (South Korea)
Go to for more information.
About Scripps Networks International
Scripps Networks International is the global development arm of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE: SNI), a lifestyle media leader across the food, home and travel categories. Scripps Networks International operates Food Network and Travel Channel in Asia; the United Kingdom; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); as well as the Asian Food Channel in Asia and Fine Living Network across EMEA. Scripps’ international business also has a significant presence in Canada, which includes HGTV Canada, DIY Network Canada and Food Network Canada. The division’s global offices are headquartered in New York City and Knoxville, Tennessee, with regional offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively reach more than 170 million consumers each month. Companion websites complement on-air programming with video and social media that inform and inspire. The company’s global networks reach millions of consumers across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit
About DBS Bank
DBS - Living, Breathing Asia
DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 250 branches across 15 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The bank's capital position, as well as "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings, is among the highest in Asia-Pacific. DBS has been recognised as “Asia’s Best Bank” by The Banker, a member of the Financial Times group, and “Best Managed Bank in Asia-Pacific” by The Asian Banker. The bank has also been named “Safest Bank in Asia” by Global Finance for five consecutive years from 2009 to 2013.
DBS provides a full range of services in consumer, SME and corporate banking activities across Asia. As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS also understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. These market insights and regional connectivity have helped to drive the bank’s growth as it sets out to be the Asian bank of choice. DBS believes that building lasting relationships with its customers is an integral part of banking the Asian way.
With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. The bank acknowledges the passion, commitment and can-do spirit in all of our 19,000 staff, representing over 30 nationalities.  For more information, please visit
For further information please contact:
For the Asian Food Channel
Fairenza Cheng
Manager, Marketing & PR
Scripps Networks Interactive
T : +65 6835 8838
HP: +65 9459 3123
For DBS Bank
Anita Su
Tel: +886-2-6612-8899
 Jen Yu
Tel: +886-2-6612-8897




Fairenza Cheng

+65 6835 8838

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