THERE’S a new face to love in the world of cooking shows on TV. His name is Chef Jonas Ng, and he’s the star of the new Lifestyle Network show, Chef Next Door, which premieres on Monday, July 20, 2015, at 10:00 p.m.
While he may be new on TV, Chef Jonas Ng is actually not new to the culinary world. A 10-year veteran in the restaurant industry, he is head chef and owner of Huat Pot Hotpot Restaurant and Le Jardin in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Prior to opening his own restaurants, Chef Jonas worked at the highly regarded Mango Tree restaurant as executive chef. He was recently named as one of Spot.ph’s Top 10 Hottest Chefs in Manila, and he takes this “hot” image to the screen via Chef Next Door.
His first cooking show, Chef Next Door, combines wit, science, humor and sexiness in a show that tackles real-life situations in the kitchen, including cooking obstacles and challenges, and shows how chefs actually deal with such situations with a healthy dose of science and the right thought processes.
“It will show realistic situations. It’s gonna be fun and relaxed to show viewers that working in the kitchen can be fun. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes because cooking is about learning and tasting and working with your senses. The important thing is to try to cook. The show actually encourages viewers to go ahead and make mistakes because you learn from mistakes,” explains Chef Jonas, during the formal launch of the show held last Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Le Jardin.
Chef Next Door also aims to show that restaurant-quality food can be produced at home with foolproof recipes and proper techniques. The new show will be packed with information and recipes mixed with the right amount of humor and banter.
A joint production venture by The Group Entertainment, Outpost Visual Frontier and iSnap Creatives Inc., Chef Next Door airs on Lifestyle Network every Monday at 10:00 p.m., Tuesday at 5:30 a.m., Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and Friday at 12:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.