Ivan’s culinary career began 8 years ago in the kitchens of Halia and acclaimed restaurant Les Amis. His passion for F&B began at a young age where he started cooking Peranakan food with his mother and found that he loved cooking. Ivan’s skills were formalised when he received his diploma in culinary skills from Shatec. He have been with Burnt Ends for 3 years now and has mastered the grill, infusing the restaurant’s signature smoky flavour into inventive creations that are smoked, roasted and grilled to perfection under the mentorship of Chef Dave Pynt. On the side, Ivan has spent time staging in Maaemo in Norway and working with renowned Chef Esben Holmboe Bang.