Chef Kan

Kan Cheuk Hang

Culinary Apprentice

Chef at Lakehouse Kitchen since: 2023


Favourite Class to teach: Chinese


Training/education: Master of Arts in Social Policy and Social Development, Bachelor of Social Work, Culinary Management Diploma (graduate in 2024)


Cooking Since: 2021


Favourite Childhood Food Experience: ‘Annual treat’ at Pizza Hut


What made you want to become a chef? I want to open a café & bar


What are the 5 ingredients your cant live without? Salt, water, olive oil, garlic, jasmine rice


What do you love about cooking? Sharing what you have


When you're creating a new recipe, what influences and inspires you? Culture, abundance of ingredients, cost


What advice would you give a new cook? Be responsible


What are you doing when you’re not cooking? Daydreaming


Describe your perfect evening? Looking at the sunset next to the sea with bottles of wine and spirits


If you had friends in from out of town, where would you take them to eat? Home Block at Cedar Creek


Where are you from? Hong Kong


What was your favorite vacation? Nine month cycling journey from Hong Kong to India and around Europe


What are your hobbies? Playing basketball, hiking, playing video games


What is your favorite sports team? AC Milan


If you could have dinner with one person, who would it be? My grandma


What are your guilty pleasures? No guilt when its pleasurable


Who is your favorite celebrity chef? Saman Nosrat


What 5 tools should every new cook have in the kitchen? Santoku knife, electronic scale, thermometer, tasting spoons, glass of wine


List three of your favourite tips or techniques you use in the kitchen? Hot pan hot oil, stock your herbs and spices, never use table salt


Favourite Lakehouse Tool? Breville Sous Chef food processor