Chef André Chiang of Restaurant André in Singapore and RAW in Taipei has been named as the recipient of the The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 as part of this year's Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
Chiang, who trianed under the likes of Michel Troisgros, Alain Ducasse, and Pierre Gagnaire in France before opening his eponymous restaurant in 2010 is famous for his 'Octaphilosophy' approach to cooking, designing dishes around eight core elements: Pure, Salt, Artisan, Texture, South, Unique, Memory, and Terroir. See some of his most inspirational dishes.
The Taiwanese chef recently closed his Singapore flagship to concentrate on projects in his home country and told us last year that he was looking forward to rediscovering his homeland's cuture and produce, as well as helping to train a new generation of chefs.
Chiang will receive the award at the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Macao on 27 March, which you can live-stream in its entirety on Fine Dining Lovers. Also picking up an award on the night will be chef Bee Satongun of Bangkok's Paste restaurant, who has been named Asia's Best Female Chef 2018.
Watch a short video featuring Chiang below and see last year's list here.