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Chef with high-end and fine-dining restaurant background with experience in many different cuisines
I am a professional chef, having worked in high-end Taiwanese restaurant Xu Teahouse in Soho and most recently for Marcus Wareing at the Gilbert Scott (3 AA rosettes) and Tredwells (Michelin Green Star (Michelin Guide 2021)), Kai Mayfair (1-Michelin Star (Michelin Guide 2019-2021) with internships at The Ledbury (2-Michelin Stars(Michelin Guide 2018), No.42 (World’s 50 best 2017)). Having grown up in Hong Kong with family ties in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore I have been exposed to a myriad of cuisines from a young age, both through personal ties and through the cultural melting pot found throughout Asia.
During the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, I set up and was in charge of the Haggerston Plates project which produced healthy, nutritious and diverse meals for roughly 200 at-risk people a day in conjunction with the Haggerston Mutual Aid group and through that I learned to quickly create packaged meals in high volume at a low cost, with a budget of less than £1.50 per person.
Following this, I also started my own pop-up restaurant which served affordable, approachable Asian small plates and sharing platters which were inspired by some of the more obscure dishes I had sampled in my formative years, applying techniques I learned in fine-dining restaurants to refine the dishes to more of a restaurant setting rather than a street food or homecooked one.
For me, cooking is...
a means to study and disseminate culture and heritage, an exercise in providing pleasure, joy and at its best, comfort.
I learned to cook at...
Xu Teahouse in Soho. Marcus Wareing at the Gilbert Scott and Tredwells, The Ledbury, Kai Mayfair, The Elgin (Ladbroke Grove)
A role model in the kitchen is...
David Chang, Danny Bowien, Rene Redzepi, Brett Graham, Magnus Nilsson, Pascal Barbot, Sean Brock, Ainsley Harriott
A cooking secret...
I have a deep understanding of the traditional characteristics of cuisines and therefore can see the commonalities and merge disparate elements
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in London.
A longer stay in London? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in London.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in London, count me in.
Book your experience with Chef Jason
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.