Shang Palace chef Mok Kit Keung, a Michelin star, dies at 58, Food News & Top Stories


SINGAPORE – Chef Mok Kit Keung, executive chef of Shang Palace, died Friday morning September 17 at the age of 58. The cause of death is unknown. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.

The Shang Palace won its first Michelin star on September 1, four years after Chef Mok took over the Chinese restaurant at the Shangri-La Singapore hotel. During the virtual ceremony, the chef was seen smiling widely in video flanked by his restaurant team.

Prior to that, he was Executive Chinese Chef of Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong. The Hong Konger had previously worked in Singapore for 20 years, including with the TungLok Group and Royal China at the Raffles Hotel.

A Shangri-La Singapore spokesperson told The Straits Times: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Chief Mok Kit Keung this morning. Chef Mok was a beloved colleague and a culinary legend.

“All of us at Shangri-La are deeply grateful for Chef Mok’s friendship, service and contributions to Shangri-La over the past decade. “

She added, “Our priority right now is to take care of Chief Mok’s family and support them in any way possible. At the family’s request, we kindly ask to give them privacy and privacy. space to mourn during this difficult time. “

Crystal Jade Group Executive Chef Martin Foo said he often rode his bike with Chef Mok, whom he had known for about two decades. He remembered the chef as a helpful person who once recommended him for a job.

He said: “Chief Mok was someone who took everything he did, especially his job, very seriously.”


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