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Chef's Cut

Reinventing British Cuisine w/ Kirk Westaway

TAOP Staff / July 9, 2019

Situated at the 70th floor of Swissotel The Stamford is Jaan by Kirk Westaway, a 1 Michelin starred restaurant with sweeping views of Singapore’s iconic skyline. English born Kirk Westaway has made it his mission to change the perception of British cuisine through seasonal, fresh, and playful takes on dishes that are nods to his childhood memories.

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An Ode to Odette w/ Julien Royer

TAOP Staff / July 3, 2019

Born into a family of 4th generation French farmers, Julien Royer is the 2 Michelin starred chef at Asia’s #1 Best Restaurant Odette in Singapore. Odette is named after Julien’s grandmother who helped shape him into the chef he is today and showed him how the most remarkable dishes can come from the simplest ingredients. This is an ode to Odette.

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Beyond the Forest with Rasmus Kofoed

Maria Nguyen / July 21, 2015

To kick off our Copenhagen Destination Series, we went to Copenhagen to visit one of its’ most sought out restaurants, the 2 Michelin-starred Geranium. From growing up primarily as a young vegetarian boy in the forest to spearheading one of the world’s must see destinations, Rasmus Kofoed has created a restaurant that is a clear reflection of himself and the environment he grew up in.

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How One Chef Uses Mathematical Precision in the Kitchen

Seyine Park / June 29, 2015

Cheerful and personable, chef Daniel Burns is one of the most down-to-earth people who brings warmth into any room. Watch as this Noma alumni, who initially pursued studies in mathematics, takes his innate number-centric precision and translates it into beautifully crafted dishes at his own Michelin starred restaurant, Luksus, NYC.

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Albert Adrià on Food Synergies

Seyine Park / June 18, 2015

Introducing the next episode in our Chef’s Cut series, we dive into the creative mind and plating of Albert Adrià while exploring his philosophy of conceptualizing a dish – “that magical instant when you have the idea, transmit it, and the dish is born.” And as they say in Barcelona, bon profit!

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Albert Adrià on Food Synergies Trailer

TAOP Staff / May 29, 2015

Tune in next Monday 06/01, as we dive into the creative mind and plating of chef-owner Albert Adrià of the mysteriously coveted Barcelona restaurant Tickets Bar, for our next episode of Chef’s Cut: Albert Adrià on Food Synergies.

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The Art of Kaiseki with Niki Nakayama

Maria Nguyen / November 17, 2014

Here’s an intimate video of Niki Nakayama, one of the world’s only female kaiseki chefs, explaining what kaiseki is and what it means to her. The video features the n/naka chef-owner plating a selection of poetic dishes from her 13-course tasting menu.

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The Art of Kaiseki with Niki Nakayama Teaser

TAOP Staff / November 10, 2014

Here’s a teaser to the pilot of Chef’s Cut, a series documenting intimate and genuine moments with chefs and their food. This first episode features Niki Nakayama, chef-owner of LA kaiseki restaurant n/naka, plating a selection of poetic dishes from her 13-course tasting menu. See the full video next week.

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