Biography

Chef Derek was born in Penang from a Nyonya family, Malaysia. He began his career in the F&B industry at the age of 17, and became a sous chef of a clubhouse at the age of 23. At the age of 29, he was the head chef at Red Rock Hotel, overseeing kitchen operations for the coffee shop, banquet department and wedding banquets in the hotel. Derek moved to Hong Kong after marriage and opened a small restaurant called “Nyonya Coming” in Sai Ying Pun. His Nyonya cooking had drawn attention from foodies in Hong Kong. He also shared cooking experience and experience in VIU TV's programme about non-local cuisines and demonstrated cooking on the VIU TV Girls Talks program “Cooking Girls” for 10 episodes.

In addition to authentic Nyonya dishes, Derek also has a modern Nyonya fusion menu that offers a wider range of dining options for different occasions.
Experience Highlights

Personal Chef (2018 - Present)
Head Chef & Owner, Nyonya Coming, Hong Kong (2014 - 2018)
Chef de Cuisine, Red Rock Hotel, Penang, Malaysia (2007 - 2014 )
Sous Chef, Star Club, Penang, Malaysia, Sous Chef (2001 - 2005)

Cuisines

Nyonya, Malaysian
Spoken Language(s)

Cantonese, Mandarin, English
Chef's Note

I may bring my kitchen assistant depending on the situation
I am pet friendly
I will arrive 2 hours prior to the dining time
I can prepare vegetarian portion for some of your guests
I cannot leave later than 10pm
For induction/ electric stove, at least 2000W is required
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Elaine Wong

Menu selected: Nyonya Hokkien Prawn Mee
Wong Chak Sum Sam

星期天的下午, 這次邀請了Derek 為我們掌廚. DEREK個性十分陽光, 也很有幽默感, 為整個飯局帶來不少歡樂. 他也很用心的講解了整個娘惹菜的來由, 學到不少東西. 份量很足. 味道也不錯, 值得推介.

Menu selected: Nyonya World
Naja Kong

Derek 同 Angela 人很好,十分有善,Derek 陽光味道濃烈!那天食物都很好食,特別是 Laksa, 好多海鮮好足料!甜品好正 榴蓮湯丸 同 榴蓮芝士蛋糕,蛋糕質地鬆軟好味!

Menu selected: Modern Nyonya Fusion Cuisine