Chef John Sawarto
Managing Director & Chef Founder
For over 15 years of experience in the food industry and having to travel and work across the globe from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Japan & France, Sawarto has enriched himself with a great sense of culinary skills & knowledge. Born in Indonesia and raised in Singapore, He has always been exposed to great variety of exotic ingredients, flavors & textures.
After graduating from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Paris, in Culinary Arts, Majoring in Cuisine & Patisserie, he moved to China to further enhance his culinary journey with luxurious international 5 star hotels such as the Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Small Luxury Hotels & Resorts & China Famous Hotels Corporation.
He climbed his culinary ladder to Chef de cuisine and eventually to Executive Chef. With an intense passion for food, he continued his career with many world renown Michelin restaurant as well as working with highly acclaimed Michelin starred chefs Christophe Bacquie, Loris Pistillo, Eyvind Hellstrom & Shawn Armstrong from France, Italy, Norway & USA.
With His philosophy of striving to achieve the best taste & presentation, he has brought himself a great clientele base ranging from Top notch MNC, high net-worth Individuals, Socialites & Celebrities.
CHEF SAWARTO'S CREDENTIALS
Japan 2016 - Journey Of Professional Japanese Culinary & Cuisine Stint in Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto
Mediacorp TV Singapore 2015 - Channel 8 Morning Express - Herbal Cooling Mocktails With Euyansang
Mediacorp TV Singapore 2015 - Channel 8 《狮 城 有 约 Hello Singapore》 Food Styling
Mediacorp Radio Singapore 2015 - Radio FM 95.8 Private Chefs & Lunar New Year
Mediacorp TV Singapore 2014 - Channel 5 Secrets Singapore With Lin Pei Fen
Singapore Press Holdings The New Paper 2014 - Food Stylist Singapore
Mediacorp TV Singapore 2013 - Channel 8 & U News For Xmas & 2014 Private Dining
Mediacorp TV Singapore 2013 - Channel 8 Foodie Dash 3
Singapore 2013 - Cooked For Indonesia's Minister Of Tourism, Mari Pangestu
Singapore 2013 - Cooked For Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong - Chingay
Singapore 2013 - Cooked For Singapore’s President Dr. Tony Tan For Istana Garden Party
Singapore 2013 - Cooked For Singapore’s Deputy PM Teo Chee Hean - Istana Garden Party
Mediacorp TV Singapore 2013 - Channel 8 Laughs Out Loud
Mediacorp TV Singapore 2013 - Channel U Shoot It!
Singapore Press Holdings 2012 HOT 91.3FM Radio DJ Cheryl Miles – Perfect Turkey!
Mediacorp TV Singapore 2012 - Channel 8 TV Competition as Finalist: Simply Exquisite
Mediacorp TV Singapore 2012 - Channel 8 Prime Time News: Christmas Eve
Mediacorp TV Singapore 2012 - Channel U News: Christmas Dining
Featured on 2012 – Unconventional Jobs
Savour Singapore 2012 - Presenter & Host
Mediacorp TV Singapore 2011 - Channel 8 ‘Behind Every Job’ With Celebrity Mark Lee
Singapore Press Holdings 2011 – Featured On ‘Simply Her’ Magazine
Asian Food Channel AFC 2011 - AFC’s Eastern & Oriental Search for Next Celebrity Chef
ClickNetwork TV 2011 – Xiaxue, The Famous Blogger - Food Styling
Yahoo! South East Asia Article 2011 – Food Styling
Eastern TV Taiwan 2009 - China's Famous Lakeside Cuisine
96.3 FM South China 2009 - Resident Radio Spokesperson Fine Dining Food Preparations
Fujian News Express 2009 – Lifestyle: The Modern Man, The Modern Chef
Fuzhou 2008 - Cooked For People’s Republic Of China President Xi Jinping 习近平
(Previously Vice Chairman Of China). Presented A Signature Wagyu Beef With Pomme Cocotte
Fujian News Express 2008 – Fruits & Vegetables Benefits
Fujian News Express 2008 – Christmas Menus
China CRH Magazine 2008: Fine Dining In China