The culinary world has been abuzz with excitement after Noma appointed Singaporean chef Kenneth Foong as its new head chef. By Amitha Ameen

 

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Said to offer a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, the world-famous Noma defies every convention in the book much to the delight of the hundreds of diners who manage to score a reservation as early as six months in advance. The brainchild of celebrated and renowned Danish chef René Redzepi, Noma has two Michelin stars under its belt and has been ranked as the best restaurant in the world for four years by World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Now, the Nordic restaurant has once again made headlines after appointing Singaporean chef Kenneth Fong as the head chef in the Nordic kitchen back in July.

 

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Previously, Foong who served as the head chef at Cure in Singapore left his position there to intern at the cutting-edge Nordic restaurant. During his full-time role at Noma, Foong was informed of the departure of Benjamin Ing, the previous head chef at the restaurant. The management team decided that Foong would be the ideal candidate to take over the reins.

In his new role at Noma, Foong will be working alongside Director of Fermentation Jason White and Mette Soberg, head of research and development for the test kitchen, overseen by co-owner Redzepi.

 

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“Growing up in Singapore, or anywhere for that matter, you would not be faulted for thinking that the best restaurants, globally, were euro-centric restaurants run by white chefs. It would have been very strange to think that an individual like myself would be able to find an opportunity like the one I am in,” said Foong (as reported on cnalifestyle).

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