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Honouring our Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

  • Name
    Ong Jing Qin
  • Organisation
  • Description
    Upon graduation, fueled by an inquisitive mind, she continued to further her studies at The Culinary Institute of America, Singapore, to gain more culinary knowledge and to hone her culinary skills. She graduated in September 2016 after completing an externship of four months in New York with Untitled at the Whitney, with Chef Michael Anthony, Executive Chef of 1 Michelin Star Gramercy Tavern. After coming back to Singapore, she had the opportunity to join Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten team to execute the opening of their Singapore restaurant in Dempsey, named, The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar. She then took on a Sous Chef position with Singapore Expo in 2018 and she is also the President of Singapore Junior Chefs Club, youth arm of Singapore Chefs’ Association since 2016 till now. In addition, she has been actively competing for Singapore National Junior Culinary Team since 2012, and has won numerous awards regionally & internationally.
    Past Experience Awards:
    SingEx, Singapore
    Sous Chef  Mar 2018 – Present

    The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, The COMO Group
    Line Cook
    Jan 2017 – Dec 2017

    Untitled at the Whitney, New York, Union Square Hospitality Group,
    May 2016 – Sep 2016

    Kitchen Staff
    Oct 2012 – Apr 2015

    Ritz Carlton Millenia Walk Singapore
    Mar 2013 – Aug 2013
    • Gold and Overall Champion in Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young Chefs Challenge, Abu Dhabi (Global)
    • ‘Overall Most Outstanding Live Cooking MasterChef Award’ with a total of 3 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze, Battle of the Chefs, Penang (Asia)

    • Overall Champion in Malaysia Junior Tiger Cup, Malaysia (Asia)

    • Gold and Overall Champion in Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young Chefs Challenge, Abu Dhabi (Global)

    • Silver Medal in Philippine Culinary Cup (PCC) “Individual US Poultry” (Asia)
    • Bronze Medal in Philippine Culinary Cup (PCC) “Individual Local Fish/Seafood” (Asia)

    • Gold Medal and Overall Champion in Philippine Culinary Cup (PCC) “Young Chefs Team Challenge” (Asia)
    • Silver Medal in Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) “Neptune’s Catch Category” (Singapore)