Being the first Singaporean chef to trump the Iron Chef Thailand. Chef Tan Yong Kang has earned various awards and accolades including one Gold and two Silver Medals in the World Championship of Chinese Cuisine 2008 and the Singapore Gourmet Hunt 2004, 3rd prize in the Chef RAS 2006 Culinary Competition; 3rd prize for Best Seafood Category at the 2006 Singapore Food Festival and a Gold Medal during the 2004 Singapore Gourmet Hunt.
Chef Tan’s pivotal career highlights include having helmed the kitchens of several renowned Chinese restaurants in prominent hotels such as Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre – Pearl River Palace, Raffles Hotel – Royal China Singapore, Marina Mandarin Singapore – Peach Blossom Restaurant, Raffles the Plaza – Sze Chuan Court Restaurant, Tung Lok group’s LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant, Amara Hotel, Golden Landmark Marina Bay Golf and Country Club among others
Additionally, his culinary delights have been enjoyed by a number of dignitaries and notable luminaries, including Hillary Clinton, Prince Albert of Monaco and many of Singapore local celebrities.
Extending his culinary passion for food, he has also judged many competitions and has participated in various Mediacorp culinary programme; the most recent being Love on a Plate, where he journeyed to the Far East for a taste of the simple and colourful culinary palates of traditional Chinese culture.
Chef Tan's recipes are also been shared in several publications.