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Derek Cheong, the chef behind Twelve Flavours, has started his pursuit of culinary excellence at a young age. He started learning cooking through 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.
Great passion coupled with strong determination led to the creation of Twelve Flavours, an outlet for Derek to express his culinary identity.
After being crowned the winner of MasterChef Singapore Season 2, Derek secured 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.