Derek Cheong started his pursuit of culinary excellence at a young age. He began learning cooking though YouTube as well as cookbooks from professional chefs. Being an engineer, his hunger for technical knowledge for food has pushed him to tread deeper into the trenches of culinary arts.
After being crowned the winner of MasterChef Singapore Season 2, Derek scored a gig at World's 50 Best 2019 ranked number 1 Restaurant, Mirazur, as a chef where he got exposed to new techniques and new ingredients.
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MasterChef Singapore Winner (Season 2)