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From adman to CFO to lauded chef, this man of many faces is on fire

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Ivan Yeo went through several professions before he started his successful microbrewery, The 1925 Brewing Company. He then evolved into a chef and despite being self-taught, he won Asian Cuisine Chef Of The Year at the World Gourmet Summit in 2020.
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There is a gastro pub with bare concrete floors and raw cement walls called Blue Smoke along Joo Chiat Road, where gentrification is slowly shooing away the street’s once ubiquitous and dodgy bars and KTV lounges.

It serves good grub – from grilled cauliflower steak to sambal belacan edamame to wood-smoked beef brisket – paired with Asian-style craft beer by The 1925 Brewing Co., a Singapore microbrewery.

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