Mr Kam Po But 畢金寶先生


Date 1 September 2011 Interviewed by Lai Sheung Wong
Language Cantonese Audio Edited by Jiali Xu 
Venue Ming-Ai (London) Institute     

Although born in Shanghai, Mr Kam Po But's career as a chef started out in Hong Kong. He was eager to follow in his fathers footsteps, so at the age of sixteen he found himself a job as a kitchen assistant. From there he went on to complete various training schemes in some of Hong Kong's busiest restaurants, before moving to London to work for Mr Chow.

The pinnacle of Mr But's career was meeting Mr Ken Lo, and starting up a partnership with him. Together they opened the restaurant 'Memories of China', where Mr But was the Executive Chef.

Although Mr But is now retired, his passion for food is still as strong as ever, and he regularly enjoys cooking up a feast for his family and friends.