Drew Nocente, Salted & Hung, Unlisted Collection

Growing up on his family’s farm near Brisbane, Australia, Chef Drew Nocente lived a childhood that was constantly surrounded by the wonders of fresh produce. Born into a family of Italian heritage, his passion for cooking and charcuterie ignited at a young age from watching and assisting family members work the home kitchen. Drew currently helms the kitchen at contemporary grill, Salted & Hung. Armed with years of experience in charcuterie and grill, a lust for experimentation, and several culinary […]

Sotho Yem, Navutu Dreams Resort, Siem Reap

Chef Sotho Yem has worked in the culinary field for over 15 years. A native of Siem Reap, Cambodia, he found his calling to cuisine at a young age. He began his career in the hospitality industry as a kitchen steward back in 2002. Truly determined to become a professional chef, he then joined a 5 star luxury hotel in 2004 where he had the opportunity to learn different cooking techniques and hone his culinary skills through working with other […]

Tim Pheak, Jaya House River Park, Siem Reap

A very hands on person with a down to earth personality, Executive Chef Tim Pheak showcases his passion in the kitchen with his love for cooking as a strong foundation. He believes in leading by example with a “can do” attitude, always striving to be the best he can as a chef to achieve his goals through hard work and that good team work is of utmost importance. Full of pride in his Cambodian heritage, he is always looking for ways to promote Cambodian cuisine to the […]

Yingyod Raktham, Long Chim, Singapore

Born in Pattani, a southern province of Thailand, Yingyod discovered his love for cooking at a young age. His first culinary influences were his grandmother and mother, who were avid home cooks. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Tourism Management, he enrolled in the intensive Traditional Thai Cuisine program at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Apprenticeship Program (OHAP) in Bangkok. Handpicked by Chef-Restaurateur David Thompson, he moved to Singapore in 2015 to lead the kitchen at Long Chim. Yingyod previously […]

Han Li Guang, 1 Michelin Star Labyrinth, Singapore

Chef Han Li Guang, Chef owner Labyrinth was born out of Chef Owner LG Han’s passion for cooking and his creative energy that challenges common perceptions, both in taste and visuals. Born to 3 generations of restaurateurs and F&B operators, food was never far from Han’s mind. So having gained his financial degree from the London School of Economics and working for 3 years as a corporate banker in Singapore, he decided to quit and pursue his first love food. […]

Jeremy Gillon, Audace, Unlisted Collection Singapore

Chef Jeremy joins the Unlisted Collection group, formerly from LeMontana where he was Executive Chef of three of the hotel’s restaurants for eight years. Under his leadership, the hotel’s Restaurant L’Epicurien received its first ever Michelin Star in 2015 and retained it for the second year running in 2016. Chef Jeremy has also worked for a long list of coveted chefs and restaurants in France, including 2 Michelin Star restaurants Alexandre in Garons and Le Chabichou in Courchevel. Now in […]

Sebastian Hindrichs, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, New Zealand

Born in Cologne, Germany, Sebastian’s passion for cooking began at a young age. After finishing a three year apprenticeship in Cologne, he worked at the Michelin-starred restaurant Lärchenhof before embarking on his international culinary career to Switzerland. “When I was a teenager I discovered how much I enjoyed cooking for friends and family and how fascinating food can be. To me, cooking is so much more than a job, it’s a way of life. Nothing makes me happier than to […]

Reza Kurniawan, Shinta Mani Hotels Group, Siem Reap

A charming and personable young Indonesian National who loves to travel, Chef Reza Kurniawan, Executive Chef for the upscale boutique Shinta Mani Hotels Group has 13 years of international experience, in Asia, the United States and the Middle East.  He started his culinary career in the pastry section at the Ambhara Hotel in Jakarta in 2001.  His international career began in 2003 when he moved to Dubai with the pre-opening team at Four Seasons Hotel & Resort Doha and at the Grand […]

Paul Hallett, Swissôtel The Stamford Equinox, Singapore

Taking on the colossal reigns of Equinox Restaurant’s kitchen is Chef de Cuisine Paul Hallett who brings to the fore brilliant, classic Modern European offerings at the towering iconic dining destination, renowned for its multi-dimensional culinary experience, service excellence as well as unparalleled views of the famous city skyline. Chef Paul’s signature culinary style, philosophy and techniques are also showcased in creations featured on the menus of Equinox Complex’s New Asia, City Space, Introbar, and four private dining rooms that […]

Nicky Ng, Mitzo Restaurant & Bar, Singapore

Once Deputy Executive Chef at Club Chinois; a restaurant widely recognised as the pioneer of modern Chinese fine dining cuisine in Singapore, Nicky built his repertoire with various notable international five star hotels regionally and internationally, before successfully landing the role of Executive Chef de Cuisine in 2011 at the Michelin starred dining establishment, Hakkasan New York City. 1. What is your philosophy when it comes to food? I think food is all about creativity and hard work. Throughout the […]