Singapore Recognized Leading Chefs Together For the First Time with Orient Express
Chef Isaac Gautam Henry
Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express pop up attraction Singapore, welcomes the extremely talented and young Chef De Cuisine, Isaac Gautam Henry, onboard our Fine Dining Restaurant experience. This remarkable Singaporean Chef is an alumni of the world famous Le Cordon Bleu culinary institute in Paris. He speaks fluent French and when in France, he worked at Restaurant Frenchie Rue du Nil in Paris that had been on the Michelin guide for seven years and got their first Michelin star on their tenth anniversary. He has a strong foundation in fine French cuisine.
This chef extraordinaire had the pleasure of honing his gastronomic creativity with the famous Michelin Starred Chef Jean-Francois Piege of the “Le Grand Restaurant” . He has worked at Singapores one Michelin Star restaurant Whitegrass that was listed in the 50 best restaurants in the world. Chef Isaac knew what he wanted: to open a restaurant serving modern French Cuisine and to “reach the stars” - and now has our luxurious restaurant to bring you with him.
It is hard to believe but this young man has a culinary vision that is borne out of decades of experience. There is an endearing quality to this fact which makes believing in his food philosophy that much easier, and deliciou. As they say in France, “Allez! Allez!” Get ready for the gastronomic experience he has prepared just for you!
Janice Wong x Orient Express
Chef Janice Wong’s never-ending passion for culinary art has propelled her forward to test the limits of dessert making.
This native Singaporean has also learned from some of the world’s best chefs, including US luminaries Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz, virtuoso Spanish chocolatier Oriol Balaguer, and prodigious French pastry chef Pierre Hermé. An undisputed favourite among sweet-toothed Singaporeans, her dessert restaurant 2am:dessertbar has redefined the dessert experience, pushing the boundaries between sweet and savoury, with carefully researched progressive dishes. In November 2014 she launched her eponymous sweet concept, JANICE WONG, and launched her new concession stand at the world-renowned Harrods department store in London in 2018.
Chef Janice has received worldwide recognition for her cutting-edge creations, expanding globally to include an outlet in Tokyo, and is a regular on the global pop-up circuit. She had been named Asia’s Best Pastry Chef for two years running by the prestigious San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best (2013 & 2014). Janice Wong also won the title of Pastry Chef of the Year from the World Gourmet Summit Awards in 2011, 2013 and 2015, including the title of Young Woman of the Year from Her World in 2012.She is a Singapore Treasure and we are so proud to have her aboard the Orient Express.