On this installment of the One Night series, Japanese chef Sho Naganuma is tasked with cooking up 7 grand dinners in 7 nights to celebrate BMW Malaysia’s launch of the 7 series cars at the beautiful Four Season Resorts in Langkawi, Malaysia. How will Chef Sho fare in the face of this herculean challenge?
Hosted By: Sho Naganuma
Chef Sho Naganuma is a strong believer of using only the finest and freshest produce in his dishes, which shine through at Hide Yamamoto, an exclusive multi-concept restaurant situated at Marina Bay Sands where he currently holds the position of Executive Chef.
Chef Sho took his first step into the kitchen with his father at the tender age of six, who taught him how to prepare traditional Japanese dishes. His early experiences as a young boy in his home kitchen made a lasting impression on him and sparked an interest that became a life-long passion.
After years of garnering experience in high-pressured kitchens, Chef Sho had the pleasure of meeting and working with Chef Hide Yamamoto in Los Angeles in 2002. The two skilled chefs later worked together at the Mandarin Hotel in Washington DC, and also collaborated for a prestigious opening event for the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo. Their strong relationship and Chef Sho's dedication to his craft now sees him helming Hide Yamamoto in Singapore, Chef Hide Yamamoto's first overseas venture outside of Japan.
If one had to describe Chef Sho's food philosophy and style of cooking, it could best be described as "free" and "adventurous". Unhindered by the tried and tested, Chef Sho's experimental outlook in the kitchen is demonstrated by his unique contemporary take on traditional Japanese fare. To ensure that his cooking and dishes are constantly evolving, Chef Sho feels that the most valuable advice and feedback comes directly from his own customers.