Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux Emmanuel Stroobant combines French traditions with Japanese ingredients at his Singapore-based restaurant, Saint Pierre.

Originally from Belgium, Chef Stroobant completed his apprenticeship at Relais & Châteaux l’Hostellerie Saint Roch in the Ardennes, before touring the classic restaurants of his native country and later the world. Although he gained a plethora of experience throught his travels, his career took off in Asia, when he settled down in Kuala Lumpur and won the prize for the best ex-patriate chef in Malaysia in 1999. His journey then took him to Singapore where he has set up over seven restaurants, including Relais & Châteaux Saint Pierre. Since then, he has clinched several awards such as Wine and Dine’s Best New Restaurant 2002, Most Innovative Menu 2002, 2004 and 2007, World Gourmet Summit – Award of Excellence and Restaurant of the Year in 2007 in Singapore. In 2008, Saint Pierre became a member of Relais & Châteaux, the prestigious international association for luxury hotels and restaurants. 

As well as working in the kitchen, Emmanuel appears of Asian TV and has written cookbooks, depicting his fervant views towards organic produce.


FOUR Questions with Emmanuel

Describe your culinary philosophy in FOUR words…

Ingredient-driven, simple, organic and contemporary


What is your aim at the restaurant?  

To provide a memorable dining experience to guests.


What is your greatest inspiration?

My wife


What three things would you take to a desert island?

MP3 player, yoga mat and my favourite Japanese knife.


  • Wine and Dine Best New Restaurant 2002 | Saint Pierre
  • Most Innovative Menu 2002, 2004 and 2007 | Saint Pierre
  • World Gourmet Summit – Award of Excellence | Saint Pierre


Saint Pierre

31 Ocean Way

#01-15 Quayside Isle

098375 Singapore (Nil)


+ 65 6438 0887