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Restaurant Team

Kelly Tay, Chef de Cuisine

Kelly has over 17 years of hospitality experience under his repertoire and leads the Colony culinary team. He realised his passion for the culinary arts at the age of 16 after observing chefs while he was working at a hotel. Impressed by their skills, creativity and meticulous plating, Kelly decided to carve out his career as a chef and quickly enrolled into The Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre (SHATEC) upon graduating secondary school.

Over the years, Kelly has worked for various specialty restaurants and hotels where he continuously hones his culinary skills and has become exceptionally well-versed in Modern European cuisine.

When he is not in the kitchen, Kelly enjoys jogging, swimming, fishing and the occasional Muay Thai session.

AWARDS

2020    

  • Expat Living Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 – Best Champagne Brunch, Gold Award

2019

  • Expat Living Readers' Choice Awards 2019 – Best Champagne Brunch, Gold Award
  • Expat Living Readers' Choice Awards 2019 – Best Buffet, Silver Award
  • Singapore Tatler Dining Best Restaurants 2019
  • Wine and Dine Singapore’s Top Restaurants 2019/2020 – Best Buffet Winner
  • Eatbook Top 50 Awards 2019 – Top 10 Buffets in Singapore

2018

  • Expat Living Readers' Choice Awards 2018 – Favourite Champagne Brunch Venue Finalist
  • Wine & Dine Singapore’s Top Restaurants 2018/2019 – One Star Restaurant