SEASON 1, EPISODE 10
In this episode Justine interviews multi-award winning and internationally renowned chef, Kirk Westaway, where he shares about his favourite cookbooks, and which chefs inspire him most.
Drawing from both his English heritage and a strong culinary training under world-renowned chefs, Kirk is recognised for his mastery in reinventing gastronomic classics that are easily received as comforting and refined. Born in South West Britain, Chef Kirk has redefined JAAN by channelling his deeply rooted passion for natural flavours that are reminiscent of his childhood in England. His perpetually evolving menu embodies a seasonal philosophy to showcase British dining in a modern, refreshing light.
From conceptualising his culinary direction and selecting the world’s best gourmet suppliers, to personalising bespoke tableware and curating specially designed furniture, subtle shifts in JAAN’s dining experience over the years have seen Chef Kirk and his team move towards a stronger emphasis on ‘Reinventing British’ – culminating in the eponymous rebranding of JAAN to JAAN by Kirk Westaway in June 2019. In 2021 JAAN was awarded its second Michelin Star.
Prior to JAAN, Kirk had the privilege of working and honing his skills in some of the best kitchens in the world, under culinary masterminds such as Chef Alex Atala of D.O.M., Chef Raymond Patterson of Patterson’s London, as well as Chef Antonin Bonnet who formerly helmed the two MICHELIN-starred Greenhouse in London. Westaway credits his friend and mentor, Chef Julien Royer of Odette, who was previously Executive Chef at JAAN, for opening his culinary chapter here in Singapore where he has lived since 2011.
You can follow Kirk below to stay tuned and inspired with all he has going on ahead.
Chef Kirk Westaway is Executive Chef of JAAN by Kirk Westaway
Instagram: @chefkirk_w & @jaanbykirk
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