Chefs

Chefs Title Card | Food For Thought

Food For Thought has always aimed to not only showcase cuisine, but the people behind it. As part of our Talk section, we interview chefs to find out what makes them tick. We speak to chefs to find out what their philosophy is when it comes to cooking, what makes a great dish and what impact cuisine has on our lives.


“To me, there’s no great chef without a great team.” 

— Daniel Boulud


Sponsor An Iftar with Soofeast

Sponsor An Iftar with Soofeast

The holy month of Ramadan has dawned on us, and it is considered a good time for us to realign ourselves, count our blessings and to think of the less fortunate. For the duration of Ramadan, Sufiz Allatif and his team at Soofeast are doling out the goodwill by running a sponsorship drive known as “Sponsor an Iftar”. This is where you can contribute by donating a breaking fast meal, also known as buka puasa or iftar, to help feed the needy. Everything else is handled by them, from cooking to delivery, which you can request to attend as well. We speak to Sufiz to find out how this idea came about. Continue Reading →
Yoong Yuin Hun of Simply Green Salad

Yoong Yuin Hun of Simply Green Salad

As the future of sustainable and healthy eating dawns on us, people are looking to eat quality produce without the compromise of flavour. Mastering the transformation of simple salads to something more upscale, Chef Yoong Yuin Hun seeks to deliver something a a little more palatable with a refined touch. We speak to Chef Yoong about her journey that landed her in the salad bar known simply as Simply Green Salad. Continue Reading →
Eric Heijkoop of Macalister Mansion

Eric Heijkoop of Macalister Mansion

From traditional French to Asian flavours, the term Modern Global Cuisine is lost to many without knowing the variation of this cooking style. With a wealth of knowledge from working in various parts of the world, Eric Heijkoop, Executive Chef at Macalister Mansion sure knows his way around the heat of the kitchen. We get to know a little bit more about the Dutch-born, Spain-raised, and French-trained chef who is creating new and exciting things on the wonderful island of Penang. Continue Reading →
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