“Just like Julia Child said “A party without cake is just a meeting.”, good cake always makes gatherings and parties livelier. Sharing food and sweets made with the heart is always the best gift anyone can receive. I enjoy making beautiful and tasty creations from scratch. I would love to share this knowledge with like minded people of all walks of life.”
Jason Tan grew up in a small town called Tanjung Karang in Kuala Selangor, Malaysia. During his childhood, he was spoilt with the freshest seafood and local produce. In his teens, he moved to New Zealand to study. After graduating with a Diploma in Business, a Maori friend roped him in to start up a café. He started from the bottom; even washing dishes at one point! There, his love and passion in making good food was truly ignited.
Jason returned to Malaysia in 2007 to continue chasing his passion. He spent 3 years at Taylor’s University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality& Tourism Management. He then interned at Jones the Grocer Singapore and continued as a bar supervisor. He honed his latte art as a barista.
In 2011, Jason decided to try his hand at pastry despite having no formal pastry training. Jason began his new adventure at Dessert Cup; one of Singapore’s famed customized cake shops. Through his seven years of cake making, he progressed from a commis chef to leading a team of cake decorators. His fondant and buttercream cake decorating skills are almost entirely self taught. Jason truly understands the hard work and time needed to master cake decorating; something he still learns everyday. He has made cake for all kinds of celebrations. His beautiful cake creations were often featured in Her World Brides. Jason is also an avid home cook who enjoys cooking and baking for his family and friends.
With his diverse experience in the F&B industry, Jason looks forward to sharing his passion, skills and knowledge with all the participants at Palate Sensations.