Chef Nicholas Chew of French restaurant Bibo, in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The accidental chef: how Singaporean Nicholas Chew designed a restaurant, ended up in the kitchen and learned fine-dining cuisine

  • Now the executive chef of Bibo, a French fine-dining restaurant in Hong Kong, Nicholas Chew left school thinking he would be a painter
  • He explains what he learned working at Nobu and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, and for Michelin-starred Shane Osborn, and what it meant to earn his own star
Topic |   Food and Drinks

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Chef Nicholas Chew of French restaurant Bibo, in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Chef Kirk Westaway at Roganic, in Causeway Bay, in Hong Kong. Photo: Tory Ho

Chef Kirk Westaway on bringing modern British cuisine to Singapore

  • The name behind one-Michelin-star restaurant Jaan by Kirk Westaway on learning the value of hard work from mentor Raymond Patterson
  • ‘I’m not French and I would never cook French food’, he says as he explains why he is preparing modern British fare
Topic |   Singapore

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Chef Kirk Westaway at Roganic, in Causeway Bay, in Hong Kong. Photo: Tory Ho
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