Chef Janice Wong : “Your world is your imagination”
- Asia’s Best Pastry Chef by 50 Best
- Pastry Chef of the Year by World Gourmet Summit Awards
- A passion for edible art
- Presence in Singapore, Japan and London
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Chef Janice Wong’s never-ending passion for culinary art has propelled her forward to test the limits of dessert making. The native Singaporean has 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.
In November 2014 she launched her eponymous sweet concept, JANICE WONG, and recently launched her new concession stand at the world-renowned Harrods department store in London in 2018. Chef Janice has received worldwide recognition for her cutting-edge creations, expanding globally to include an outlet in Tokyo, and is a regular on the global pop-up circuit.
Notable global collaborations include Janice Wong MGM in Macau, a sweets shop where customers can observe a live dessert station with the world’s biggest chocolate fountain, and Janice Wong’s first solo exhibition in Huis Ten Bosch Nagasaki featuring her signature edible artworks. She has been named Asia’s Best Pastry Chef; for the second year running by the prestigious San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best for 2013 & 2014. Janice Wong also won the title of Pastry Chef of the Year from the World Gourmet Summit Awards in 2011, 2013 and 2015, including the title of Young Woman of the Year from Her World in 2012.
As a visionary, artist, author, culinary stylist and photographer, Chef Janice Wong’s philosophy is a continuous inspiration for her world of edible art. In September 2011, she fashioned seven edible art installations that completely transformed the studio space: with edible items as her only tools, Janice conceptualized and designed edible installations such as marshmallow ceilings and gum drop-covered walls. She has since been commissioned by galleries, restaurants and clients both locally and overseas to cra! interactive art. Playing with a multitude of colours, textures, flavours and even perceptions, her strikingly unconventional artworks are constantly evolving as people interact with them. Her ideas are threaded by a commonality: a pursuit for perfection in imperfection, and an appreciation of imperfection in perfection, presenting an artistic, gastronomic world of flawless imperfection and flawed perfection. Such is the beauty of art and Janice Wong’s creations.