With more than 15 years of experience working in fine-dining Italian restaurants around the world, Chef Felix is no stranger to the Italian culinary scene. His storied culinary journey began at the tender age of 16 when he came to the realisation that being a Chef was his true calling in life.
Since then, he has worked in renowned Singapore- based Italian restaurants, including Senso and Otto Italian restaurant as part of the opening team, and as the Sous Chef for Forlino at One Fullerton.
Over the years, Chef Felix has also helmed the kitchens of Truffle Gourmet, InItaly, and 63 Celsius Tapas Bar as Chef De Cuisine.
Chef Felix’s passion for Italian food burns strong, as he continues to draw inspiration from the traditional side of Italian cuisine, sharing his passion for Italian food with people around him.
Always keeping true to the authenticity of Italian cuisine, Chef Felix prides himself on making many dishes from scratch such as bread, butter and his specialty, the soul of Italian cuisine, pasta.
Chef Felix loves to experiment and discover new ingredients to incorporate them into his favourite Italian dishes. He also enjoys exercising his creativity for whipping up desserts and surprising guests with unusual additions such as squid ink and olive oil in his sweet creations.
Chef Felix has had the privilege of cooking for some of the world’s rich and famous including the likes of Alibaba founder, Jack Ma as his private chef for an evening; as well as the former Prime Minister of Singapore, Goh Chok Tong to celebrate a special occasion.
In his free time, Chef Felix travelled to Italy to gain further exposure and develop his in-depth understanding of Italian food and culture. It was during these periods he had the opportunity to cook alongside famous international chefs such as Chef Giacomo Gallina at Zu a Ma in Liguria, and Chef Sebastian Kaiser at Four Point Sheraton Hotel, Bolzana in Italy. He also spent time honing his craft in Italian restaurant kitchens abroad, including one of the world’s best restaurants in Hong Kong Otto e Mezzo, helmed by Michelin- starred Chef Umberto Bombana.
Today, spearheading Singapore’s most iconic dining destination, Monti at 1-Pavilion, Chef Felix’s dishes achieve the perfect balance of Italian soul with an Asian touch, reflecting his love for Italian cuisine with a hint of his roots.
Judging Panel for the NHG MasterChef Competition in Singapore Nominated Top 5 Rising Chef of the year by World Gourmet Summit