From the football pitch to some of the world’s top kitchens, the 30-year-old has followed a path to culinary excellence all his own.
Chef Sam Sham has worked in nearly 20 different restaurants since 1971, and his passion for traditional Chinese dishes has only grown since.
Ristorante il Teatro’s Chef Nicholas Olivas went from baking at home to mastering the flavours of Italian cuisine in some of the world’s most prestigious kitchens.
Armed with little more than taste memories and Google Drive, Takahiro Usui left his job in the gaming industry to open a ramen-ya in Fai Chi Kei in the midst of the pandemic.
Defying family preference for him to become a businessman or a lawyer, this Fresno talent proved that he has what it takes to be a top-tier chef.
Karen Leong went from baking cakes and prepping pastries to flipping larger-than-life burgers – and she couldn’t be happier.
In the run-up to Lunar New Year, we’re rounding up some of our favourite traditional foods to enjoy with friends and family.
Just like its name suggests, Chinese New Year Cake is an indispensible dessert during Lunar New Year. Try this unique spin, which uses red bean and black sugar, for a tender, chewy texture that’s almost mochi-like.
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