Meet The Chef
Jeff Ramsey was born in Japan, the son of an American Air Force officer and his Japanese wife. He began his culinary training in 1996 by working as a dishwasher at a taco grill in Bethesda, at Maryland in the US. He then trained in Japan with Masayoshi Kazato, the official Sushi Ambassador of Japan, becoming the first non-Japanese Master Sushi Chef. Chef Ramsey then took a culinary detour and left the sushi world to broaden his perspective and gain knowledge of other techniques in order to develop an original style. He studied under Chef Jose Andres, protégé of the legendary Catalonian chef Ferran Adria of El Bulli. From there he was selected by Japanese super-chef Hide Yamamoto to open The Molecular Bar Restaurant in Tokyo, earning a Michelin star rating, making him the first and still only American to earn a Michelin star outside of the United States. His restaurant Babe in Malaysia is a multi-award winning restaurant and the premiere destination for creative gastronomy in the country. Chef Ramsey has been awarded the King of Kitchens by Hapa Awards series for 2018-2020 and is the Chef Ambassador for Perrier-Jouet Champagne and Martel Cognac for Malaysia.