About

 

Private Chef Jazmyn 

The Matriarch's Kitchen started in July of 2020 in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Chef Jazmyn took a momentous decision to make a comeback in the private dining scene after a 3 years hiatus. The 5 pax restrictions under the Phase 2 where Singapore reopened their economy did not deter her at all. In fact, it was a good beginning to start slow and steady especially without any helpers in the kitchen. Thankfully, she managed to pull off a back to back weekly dining events. 

Previously known as Homecooked By Jazmyn, she was actively conducting cooking classes for tourists and locals alike on top of her food catering business and private dining gigs. She first embarked on that journey in 2012 and partnered with a few startups such as BonAppetour, Clubvivre, Hcook and LessonsGoWhere and has always been grateful for the exposure and support she received from the founders of all these platforms. 

Chef Jazmyn would like to think of herself, first as a digital entrepreneur who happened to have a "belly deep" passion for cooking and hosting dining events. Calling herself a matriarch may seemed a little audacious but she understands the true heartbeat of a matriarch is to bring people together with food being the centre of all conversations. Her desire is to spread the love of cooking and building a lasting, meaningful connections with others.

Coming from family with such a complex heritage: South Asian - Indian, Thai/Cambodian, Indo/Malay, Japanese/Korean as per her DNA test she would like to express the same twist into her cooking. Marrying the different ingredients and flavours to get an intricate taste that will tease her guests' palates!

Resident Mixologist - Melissa

Melissa is a home-based mixologist and founder of Buttercupmixes, where she expresses her love affair for gastronomy, wines, and spirits through crafted cocktails. Her cocktail creations are a cultural blend of her Southeast Asian origins, Singapore upbringing, and a 5-year stint in New Zealand where she also learned about the region’s wines under Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas.
A popular pick at Buttercupmixes, the customisable Cocktail Bucket is her interpretation of the dangerously easy-drinking sangria featuring New Zealand wines, seasonal ingredients, and a balance of acidity and sweetness.
While many of her cocktails are wine inspired, she also takes a culinary approach to making drinks. Food-inspired drinks include Mangonolada (a Thai Mango Sticky Rice twist on the classic Pina Colada) and Laksajito (a mojito featuring aromatics of Singapore’s favourite Laksa). For likeminded gin and tonic lovers, she spruces this classic pairing with her own concoctions of syrups and infusions.