Born and raised in Malaysia, Denise was exposed to a variety of food and culture from a young age. Coming from a family that lives to eat, with so many talented cooks, her Chinese-Portuguese heritage fueled her passion for food only more.
Denise continued her love for food by pursuing a Professional Chef Training Course from the IMI Institute of Switzerland, where she graduated at the top of her class. She continued her studies at the renowned Thames Valley University in London (a.k.a. University of West London) earning her Diploma in Higher Education of Culinary Arts Management.
During her time in London, Denise had the opportunity to have a closed training session for Merit Scholars with Chef John Campbell of the 2 Michelin Star, Vineyard Restaurant.
Upon completing her studies in London, Denise relocated to Perth to be closer to family. It is here that she met her wonderful husband, Steve.
Denise’s previous employment includes, Asian Specialties and Pastry Chef at the Oyster Bar in North Fremantle. She introduced new menu items here and revamped the traditional kiosk items to include innovative fusion offerings. We are pleased to have her as a Personal Chef.
Head Chef at the Cafe Gallery Oasis, Claremont, where Denise successfully set up the brand new venture for its owners. She then joined Perth’s top high end catering company Comestibles, providing catering services at exclusive events such as Gucci and Swatches of Switzerland launch parties and private parties of Perth’s elite.