Father-and-son chefs: Sam Leong did not want his son Joe to follow in his footsteps

Growing up, Joe Leong (left) would only see his father, celebrity chef Sam Leong, on his day off or when the family went for lunch at the restaurants he worked at.
Growing up, Joe Leong (left) would only see his father, celebrity chef Sam Leong, on his day off or when the family went for lunch at the restaurants he worked at.ST PHOTO: SHINTARO TAY

SINGAPORE - As celebrity chef Sam Leong and his son Joe are joking with each other and having their pictures taken for this interview, the elder Leong suddenly plants a kiss on Joe's cheek.

"I haven't kissed my son in 10 years," says the 53-year-old veteran chef-consultant at Forest at Resorts World Sentosa.

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