Chef's Bio

Rishi Naleendra

Head Chef of Cheek by Jowl, Singapore

Rishi Naleendra is the head chef of Cheek by Jowl, tucked in the enclave of Boon Tat Street. It comes to no surprise that his menu is laced with a strong artistic flair that stems from his architect background. Sharpening his knives and skills in Sydney at Tetsuya’s and Yellow by Brent Savage, he has also helmed the kitchen of MACA in Singapore.


Rishi’s culinary direction offers a bold take on modern Australian cuisine while staying true to the produce and flavours. His strong attention to detail will see him seamlessly meld together the cosmopolitan nature of Australian fare.