A former banker, Chef-Owner Petrina Loh has come a long way after leaving her well-heeled private banking job of 8 years to fully pursue her passion and love for food and wine. Since she graduated from the prestigious California Culinary Academy which runs the Le Cordon Bleu program, Chef Petrina has accumulated a bagful of experiences from various restaurants in the US, such as Michelin-starred restaurants including Spruce, Atelier Crenn, State Bird Provisions and Bouchon. She has also been mentored by Chef Walter Abrams, previously from The French Laundry, and Chef Mark Sullivan, one of America’s Best New Chefs 2002 and Chef John Madriga previously from Manresa.
Chef Petrina continues her pursuit of fine-tuning her craft. She was chef stagiaire at Studio in 2014 under Chef Torsten Vildgaards and the Meyer Group, which is behind Noma and NamNam. In 2015, she was at Husk under acclaimed southern chef Sean Brock that focused on fermentation and smoke and most recently returned to San Francisco to spend time at State Bird Provisions with Chef Stuart Brioza (2015), Rich Table with Chef Evan Rich (2015) and Spruce with Chef John Madriaga (2015).
After managing Morsels for four years at Little India’s hidden gem - Mayo Street, the talked – about fusion restaurant is now sprucing up their new home at 25 Dempsey Road #01-04 that is a 40-seater rustic barnyard-style restaurant and bar, and the four-seater Chef’s table to be launched in conjunction with World Gourmet Summit in 2017.