Food365 recently caught up with Chef Edward Low – Executive Chef, Chestnut Residence.

Here’s what we discussed!

Q: Chef Edward, what inspired you to choose a career as a chef?
When I was growing up, my father and uncle ran a restaurant. Being around food and cooking most of my life inspired me to pursue being a chef myself.

Q: What would be your ultimate cooking experience?
Being able to cook again with my late father using the skills and knowledge I have now.

Q: What is your greatest challenge?
My greatest challenge is cooking at home. I spend a lot of my time at work creating recipes and cooking, and that always feels easier than thinking of what to make for dinner.

Q: What advice would you pass along to prospective chefs?
Sometimes the job might be tough, but if you truly love cooking, it will all be worth it.

Q: What’s your favourite food?
My favourite type of food is Chinese; you need very few ingredients to make a really delicious, simple meal.

Q: What has been your best dining experience ever?
My best dining experience was when I went to a seaside restaurant that specialized in seafood in Portugal. The seafood shish kebab that I got was so fresh and delicious.

Q: What is your philosophy of life?
You’re never too old to learn something new.

Q: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what food would you crave?
I would crave good BBQ pork and duck on rice.