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I seek the most optimal and gastronomical guest and chef experience
I started my journey at the age of 9 when my mom would teach me how to cook. Frankly, it was like magic to me and that's how I fell in love with cooking. At the age of 15 I was training in a high end Japanese Edo dining restaurant named MIZU, it was located at Bangsar Village at that time. I trained there for 3 years to be a full on Japanese Cuisine Chef. From there i continued my Culinary Education in Taylor's university and perused my Bachelor's in Food Science at the Culinary Institute of America, New York.
While I was in America, I took the opportunity to stage at the most prestigious 3 Michelin starred restaurants such as Le Bernardin (NY), Eleven Madison Park (NY), Alinea (Chicago). I also worked at a local Mcdoanlds in Manhattan just to learn a thing or two about mass production.
All these was to find my true Cuisine. The answer, to be a Chef that listens and cooks what the people wants.
After learning countless techniques and recipes, researching flavanoid pairings and Kitchen field observation. I am surely able to recreate the taste and experience you desire.
For me, cooking is...
a way of expressing myself
I learned to cook at...
The Culinary Institute of America, New York . Le Cordon Bleu, Paris
A role model in the kitchen is...
Late Former Head Chef Tendo Nara
A cooking secret...
Stay passionate, stay focus, stay smart
As a professional Chef, I offer the following services
I can create a menu based on your preferences to enjoy in the comfort of your home in Johor Bahru. Simply tell me what you're craving!
I can provide catering services in Johor Bahru for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.
At home cooking course
Choose this option for a private cooking class in Johor Bahru and I will put together a tailor-made cooking lesson for you.
Weekly healthy meals in Johor Bahru, prepared in your home or delivered once per week
Reviews about Justin
Chef Justin Yap was excellent with great attention to detail. He described each course very well and his presentation was perfect. Highly recommended!
Tunku Danny-4 Jul 2018
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