Armed with a passion for cooking and a penchant for travel, Chef David left college to pursue his true calling. Since then, he has ventured into kitchens all over the world, collecting and creating culinary experiences and presenting them in every dish he prepares.
Having been trained under highly prestigious chefs such as Charlie Trotter and Daniel Boulud, his acclaimed ventures spread across three continents to garner him accolades such as the Wine Spectator Grand Award for 5 years running, Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chef in 2003, Angeleno’s Chef of the Year in 2004, winner of Esquire magazine’s Best New Restaurant award in 2013 and a Michelin star for his first establishment in Los Angeles.
At his bar and restaurant Adrift, Chef David showcases modern Asian cuisine with an East-meets-West approach, drawing influences from California to Asia.
Chef Daniel Boulud is chef-owner of the famed New York restaurants Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud, Café Boulud, db bistro moderne, DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Épicerie Boulud, Maison Boulud and is probably best known for the exquisitely refined DANIEL, the three Michelin-star Relais & Châteaux restaurant. Outside of New York, Chef's seasonal French-American cooking is found in Florida, London, Beijing, Montréal, Toronto, and Singapore.
Chef Boulud will showcase specialities from db Bistro & Oyster Bar at Marina Bay Sands at this year's Epicurean Market. With an emphasis on casual French cuisine inspired by the seasons paired with impeccable French wines, the acclaimed restaurant has earned widespread recognition with awards including Wine & Dine Singapore’s Top Restaurants 2015 - House of Stars (awarded Two Stars) and Wine Spectator’s 2015 Best of Award of Excellence.
Chef Justin Quek trained at some of France's top kitchens, including Roland Mazere's Le Centenaire in Perigord. He was the first Singaporean to be appointed personal chef of the French Embassy, and inaugural recipient of the Chef of the Year award from World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence.
From his humble beginnings as a merchant ship cook, Quek has founded La Platane, Villa du Lac, and Fountain in Shanghai. His Taipei restaurant, Justin's Signatures, is considered one of the city's best. Today he continues to elevate dining across the Republic and region.
At Epicurean Market, Chef Justin will charm guests with his inimitable wit, share practical tips, and present Modern Asian cuisine from Sky on 57.
Tetsuya Wakuda, whose masterclasses were a runaway hit at last year’s Epicurean Market, will return to spice up the action at the auditorium. He will meet fans, impart tips, and conduct his legendary workshops.
Chef Tetsuya is the first person appointed Sake Ambassador outside of Japan, making his selection the best in the world. He also recently won the prestigious Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award - Asia 2015.
The award-winning flavours of Waku Ghin – recently ranked sixth on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list and 50th on World’s 50 Best – will be available at Waku Ghin booth, alongside his exquisite handcrafted desserts by Patisserie Platine.
Get up close and personal with one of America’s greatest chefs and bakers. Nancy Silverton will return to Epicurean Market to present workshops with her usual flair and charm.
With partners Mario Batali & Joe Bastianich, Nancy Silverton is the co-owner of Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles, Newport Beach and Singapore, as well as Mozza2Go and Chi Spacca in Los Angeles. Silverton also founded the world-renowned La Brea Bakery and Campanile Restaurant, an institution that Los Angelenos cherished for decades.
Participating in Epicurean Market for the third time, David Thompson is an Australian Chef, cookbook author and restaurateur known for his culinary expertise in Thai cuisine. The award-winning chef began honing his Thai cuisine skills with his first visit to Thailand in 1986. He opened Sydney restaurant Darley Street Thai in 1991 and later Sailors Thai in 1995. In 2001, he launched Nahm in London. Nahm quickly made a name for itself as the first Thai restaurant to obtain a highly coveted Michelin star.
In 2010, David Thompson opened Nahm in Bangkok. The fine dining restaurant has consistently received rave reviews, most recently clinching the 6th spot on the Pellegrino’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 and was honoured with the prestigious Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award.
Long Chim is Chef David’s first venture into a more casual and relaxed style of restaurant, presenting a tantalizing menu that combines traditional street food and contemporary flavours, with a concept reminiscent of the vibrant streets of Bangkok.