Trade Seminar: Kitchens of Progression
As seats are limited, registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registered participants will receive a confirmation email before 18th October.
Venue: Capella Singapore
About the Moderator:
Editorial Director, The MICHELIN Guide Asia
She started her journalism career with Singapore's national broadsheet The Straits Times and financial daily The Business Times, and most recently worked for the BBC and Fortune magazine in Hong Kong. Her black book includes the who's who of the hospitality industry in Asia and she has provided media and content consulting services to global luxury brands. She frequently speaks, moderates and judges on restaurant industry panels, and was recently featured as an industry expert on the Netflix documentary, Street Food.
About the Panel:
Managing Director, Michelin Food and Beverage Asia
Chef de Cuisine, PRU Restaurant at Trisara, Phuket
Jim Ophorst, Chef de Cuisine of PRU Restaurant at Trisara, Phuket is touted as an “inspiring voice of change” for elevating the farm-to-table movement in Thailand.
Head chef and Owner, Burnt Ends, SG
Pynt is the chef-patron of Burnt Ends, a modern barbecue restaurant in Singapore’s Chinatown neighbourhood.
Born in Perth, Western Australia, Pynt studied commercial cooking at the TAFE West Coast Institute of Training before travelling overseas to cook alongside and learn from some of the world’s best cooks. His career includes time with culinary heavyweights such as Rene Redzepi (Noma, Denmark), Victor Arguinzoniz (Asador Etxebarri, Spain), Nuno Mendes (Viajante and The Loft Project, London), Tetsuya Wakuda (Tetsuya’s, Sydney; Waku Ghin, Singapore) and Fergus Henderson (St John and St John Bread and Wine, London).
Since welcoming its first guests in May 2013, Burnt Ends has established itself as an integral part of Singapore’s new food order. Dave has also opened three restaurants under the brand name Meatsmith across Singapore and a British-style colonial cocktail bar Rogue Trader in the heart of Little India. Dave recently brought Burnt Ends’ much-loved style of modern barbeque to Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi in partnership with Hilton Hotels & Resorts. The Ledge by Dave Pynt opened in July 2019.
Head Chef and Owner, Saint Pierre, SG
Born in Belgium, chef Emmanuel Stroobant began his culinary career at 16, cleaning dishes in one of the country’s best restaurants. At 23, he opened his first restaurant in his hometown of Liege. It was an overnight success but after three summers, Emmanuel yearned to broaden his horizons and hone his craft. He travelled across Europe and America, before settling in Australia for five years. Then, in a life-changing move, he headed to Asia.
Saint Pierre restaurant opened in December 2000 and in just 18 months, Saint Pierre was picking up accolades and awards. in 2019, Saint Pierre was awarded two Michelin stars in the the fourth edition of the Michelin Guide Singapore. Saint Pierre first won a Michelin star in the second edition of the guide, and retained it in the third edition as well.
Besides his flagship restaurant Saint Pierre, Emmanuel also has other restaurant concepts in Singapore and overseas:
Two Michelin-starred Shoukouwa sushi restaurant at One Fullerton, Singapore.
− SQUE casual dining bistro with global cuisine and over 200 international beers at The Central @ Clarke Quay and Mapletree Business City, Singapore.
− Saint Pierre Kuala Lumpur at the W Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
President Advisor of the Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS)
Andrew established TungLok Group in 1984 with the opening of the Group’s flagship Tung Lok Restaurant, located at Liang Court. The Group has since been well recognised as one of the largest and leading Chinese restaurant chains in Singapore. Under Andrew’s leadership, the Group has grown significantly over more than 30 years and now owns, manages and franchises more than 40 restaurants in Singapore, Indonesia, China, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia and Taiwan.
Chief, Strategic Communication and External Relations, WWF SG
Established on 29 April 1961, it was the product of a deep concern held by a few eminent gentlemen who were worried by what they saw happening in our world at that time. Since then, WWF has grown up to be one of the largest environmental organisations in the world.
Today, WWF has more than 5 million supporters worldwide; and is present in more than 100 countries to conserve and protect our natural environment.