What you'll do
Date of Experience to be announced by March 2020 Celebrated for his life’s work of preserving heritage cuisine, Chef Damian D’Silva, an endearing icon of the local landscape, takes you through the multitude of cultures, flavours and textures that make up our rich culinary heritage. In this unique Cooking Experience, Chef Damian invites you to learn to prepare original heritage specialties, uncovering our meticulous preparation process involving components laboriously handmade from scratch in-house, or procured in limited quantities from a network of traditional makers that he has nurtured lifelong relationships with. Then, celebrating the simple joys of sharing a beautiful, home-cooked meal, gather around the table for an authentic experience cooked with heart and soul. Kin's menu is a retrospective look at the origins of our cuisine, showcasing time-honoured cooking methods, recipes and ingredients that have been left behind. Chef Damian endeavours to marry his love for feeding people with his life’s work of preserving heritage cuisine and knowledge of local ingredients, for the generations to come.
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
- Vetted by Airbnb
Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.
Host on Airbnb since 2019
Celebrated for his life’s work of preserving Singapore’s heritage cuisine, Chef Damian D’Silva’s passion for cooking was developed at a young age helping out in his grandparents’ kitchen. Damian has dedicated the past 14 years sharing his passion for Singapore’s distinctive and incredibly colourful culinary identity around the world such as across Asia, America and Europe, and was also a judge on MasterChef Singapore. He is now the Executive Chef at Straits Clan and Head Chef at Kin, where he recreates recipes that have been lost or forgotten through time-honoured methods.
You will be enjoying the best of Kin in a multi-course menu including recipes that you will learn to prepare on your own.
Where you'll be
Kin is a restaurant in the lobby of Straits Clan that serves heritage cuisine by Chef Damian D’Silva. The menu is a retrospective look at the origins of Singaporean cuisine, showcasing time honoured cooking methods, recipes and ingredients that have been left behind. Paired with an inspired beverage offering and genuine hospitality to complement the simple joys of sitting around the dining table with loved ones.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Only 2 spots can be booked at a time. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that…
Heritage Cooking with Damian D'Silva