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WGA 2021 E-Booklet

Honouring our Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

  • Name
    Stephane Istel 
  • Designation
  • Organisation
    Bar-Roque Grill
  • Description
    The culinary mind – and soul – of Bar-Roque Grill is Chef Stephane Istel. Born in Alsace, Chef Stephane has cooked his way across France to the Caribbean, USA, Canada and now Singapore. Chef Stephane has worked with Michel Royer, Marc Veyrat and Daniel Boulud, where for more than 9 years he held key positions including, Sous Chef for 5 years in New York, then  Executive Chef at DB Bistro Moderne in Vancouver and then Db Bistro Oyster Bar in Singapore. Bar-Roque Grill is celebrating its 8 years of being open, with multiples award, one of them is to be listed in the Michelin guide Bib Gourmand 2017, 2018 & 2019. Drawing on deep traditional roots, Chef Stephane’s dishes are classic yet powerfully responsive to the times and geography in which he finds himself. As someone who’s cooked for 27  years, Chef Stephane would be the first to say that the dinner table is where people come together to eat, drink, love and live.
    Past Experience Awards:
    DB Bistro Oyster Bar, Singapore
    Mar 2010 – Jan 2013

    DB Bistro Moderne, Vancouver Canada
    Executive Chef
    Jun 2006 – Apr 2009

    DB Bistro Moderne, New York
    Sous Chef 
    Jan 2005 – Apr 2006

    |Tahiti Restaurant, St Tropez France
    Sous Chef
    Apr 2004 – Oct 2004