Head Chef Joseph Ernest affiliation and interest with food is hereditary – his exotic lineage of Indian and Thai exposed him to Asia’s delightful cuisines from a very young age. His palette, which adapted to fiery, full –bodied, and authentic flavours, helped to gradually develop his creative cooking style.
Joseph seeks culinary inspirations from his travels in Asia, discovering fresh flavours and learning new techniques from different cultures, which he learns to incorporate into the preparation of his food.
Worked his way up through professional culinary training – his unadulterated journey to becoming a Head Chef is a typical story of passion, hard work and natural competence. He started from scratch from the age of 15 years old, gradually gaining experience from the acclaimed kitchens the like of Prime Society Steak House, and Keong Saik Snacks (now known as ‘The Study’).
His opportunity to take on the leading role came in 2014, when Culinary Director of The Establishment Group, Brandon Teo offered him the position for Head Chef at Gem Bar and Kitchen – where he has been cooking up a storm ever since.
Gem Bar – For Alcoholics By Alcoholics
10 Ann Siang Hill
Tel: 6224 7762
When you’re on Ann Siang Hill or Club Street, even if your eyes are on the wrong side of your head, you can’t miss it. GEM BAR is the biggest, noisiest, busiest, handsomest bar at the intersection of Ann Siang Hill and Club Street, Singapore.