Violet Oon

Violet Oon

One of Singapore’s leading food gurus, Violet Oon, 66, is considered a leading authority on Asian cuisine and her own speciality is the Nonya cuisine of Singapore. Her reputation as a chef and food specialist spans the international arena and she often represents Singapore as a food Ambassador abroad. Oon has published three cookbooks of her own and they are Peranakan Cooking; Violet Oon Cooks; A Singapore Family Cookbook.

On the international arena, she has co-authored the Curry Cookbook in German published by Teubner Publications and has led the Singapore team as Chef de Mission at the Worlds of Flavors Conferences at the Culinary Institute of America for 3 years. She has also cheffed for Singapore for the STB in Korea, the USA, Britain and Australia and has also presented Singapore cuisine for IE Singapore in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

With her children Tay Su-Lyn and Tay Yiming as business partners, she launched VIOLET OON’S KITCHEN in July 2012 to critical acclaim and in June 2015, with her business partner Mr Manoj M Murjani, they re-launched the quintessential Singapore restaurant as VIOLET OON SINGAPORE with a dedicated Singapore menu. Violet Oon Singapore has been awarded the prestigious NATIONAL KITCHEN by VIOLET OON SINGAPORE at the National Gallery of Singapore and this exciting new restaurant representing Singapore cuisine will be launched in November this year. A Preview of what’s on offer will be presented at the SHATEC Gourmet Night Dinner on September 4 2015 at the Recipes Restaurant of SHATEC.

Restaurant: National Kitchen by Violet Oon