Executive Sous Chef
Patricia has spent almost two decades in the USA where she pursued her culinary dreams. Following the completion of a culinary course at the New York Restaurant School she joined Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay in his popular Mesa Grill and Spanish Bolo Restaurants, New York as Chef de Cuisine. Next she moved to SanFrancisco’s Hawthorne Lane Restaurant in the same role.
Taking this experience she opened and ran her own three eclectic restaurants in New York namely: AZ in 1999, with three NY Times Stars and two Michelin Stars; Pazo in 2002, with two NY Times Stars; and Sapa in 2008, with two NY Times Stars; plus Ginger Park in Boston in 2010. In that year she changed direction and worked as Culinary Director at restaurants in Miami and Las Vagas, then Director of Culinary Operations for Samuelsson Group in New York.
Prior to returning to her home country, Malaysia in 2016, Patricia was a key member in menu development and consultation for Monkey Bar, NYC; OM & Moksa Restaurants, Boston and Sea View Hotel, Bal Harbour, Florida.
Being known for blending exotic Asian, Mediterranean and South-Western ingredients into unique delicacies, Patricia has featured in several magazines and numerous television shows such as Top Chef Masters Bravo, Season 4; and Iron Chef by Food Network, Season 3. She has made many guest chef engagements in top Asian hotels and managed to author and publish two cookbooks and various magazine articles. She also found time to complete a Bachelor Degree in Biochemical Science at Imperial College, London and a master degree in Biochemistry at Princeton University.
If you would like to meet with Chef Patricia to discuss some of the finer points of food preparation or make special meal requests, your GEM will be happy to arrange a friendly catch up with him.