Boundless is a word that aptly sums up Chef Janice Wong. Her refined and ever-evolving dessert creations began with her studies at Le Cordon Bleu  Paris to pursue a career in pastry. The native Singaporean holds a degree in economics, but a last minute career change saw her embark on a frenetic culinary grand tour. She learned from some of the world’s best chefs, including US luminaries Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz, virtuoso Spanish chocolatier Oriol Balaguer and prodigious French pastry chef Pierre Hermé.

An undisputed favorite among sweet-toothed Singaporeans, her dessert restaurant 2am:dessertbar has redefined the dessert experience, pushing the boundaries between sweet and savory with carefully researched progressive dishes. Sister concept 2am:lab is a multi-functional space used for research, workshops, private dining experiences and events.

Chef Janice has received worldwide recognition for her cutting-edge creations and is a regular on the global pop-up circuit—proof that 2am:dessertbar is more than just a sugar rush. She has recently been named “Asia’s Best Pastry Chef” for the second year running by the prestigious San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best for 2014.

Friday, September 11, 2015
Fifth Annual Halekulani Culinary Masters Gala Series