Chef Mission

Chef Mission documents the stories of ordinary Singaporeans and celebrates their resilience, identity and sense of belonging.

In the first season, Celebrity chef Robin Ho heads beyond our tiny island to track down Singaporeans living and working for social good in remote locations and harsh conditions around Asia. We follow Robin’s journey of discovery as he learns about their mission to make a positive impact in their underprivileged communities. Robin’s mission in return – to replenish their hearts and stomachs with long missed flavours of home.

In the second season, winner of MasterChef Singapore, Zander Ng, track down four Singaporeans living and working for social good in remote locations and harsh conditions around Asia and beyond. From the paddy fields in Myanmar to a flood-ravaged province in Cambodia, and the indigenous villages in Philippines to the migrant communities in Wales, join Zander’s journey of discovery as he learns about their mission to change lives for the better, In return, it is Zander’s mission to surprise them with a Singaporean meal and replenish their hearts and stomachs with a taste of home.

Genre: Documentary, Social Interest
Language: English
Year: 2018 (Season 1) & 2019 (Season 2)

Duration: 8 Episodes x 30 Minutes
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Show Format: HD

Season 1

Episode 1 – Thailand
Chef Robin Ho journeys to the heart of Thailand to meet Daryl Tay who has been running a children’s shelter in Thailand. He comes face to face with the horrific toll that poverty and drug addiction is taking on the community.

Episode 2 – India
This week, Chef Robin Ho makes an emotional journey to one of the poorest states in India to meet a Singaporean who has turned his ancestral home into a safe harbor for children. In the past two decades, Ravi Rai has rescued over 2,000 destitute children, including runaways and glue sniffers – and in the process, transformed their lives.

Episode 3 – Malaysia
Chef Robin Ho journeys to a remote island off Sabah and meets Singapore PR Alexander Yee who is fighting to save the island’s endangered sea turtles. But it’s a race time as poachers steal the eggs from the beaches and sell them in plain sight despite a government ban.

Episode 4 – Vietnam
In the final episode of Chef Mission, Chef Robin Ho travels to Vietnam to meet Poh Wei Ye, a Singaporean who’s been living there the past 8 years. After the death of his mother, Poh Wei Ye found solace in helping destitute communities in Vietnam. He manages an orphanage for abandoned children and runs projects to help the needy in remote villages. But with his savings running dry, his family’s future in Vietnam is uncertain.

Season 2

Episode 1 – Myanmar
David Chen wants to use his hybrid seed technology to break a vicious cycle of poverty faced by rice farmers in Labutta, Myanmar. But climate change and rising temperatures threaten to undo their work.

Episode 2 – The Philippines
MasterChef winner Zander Ng is taken on a medical mission into the remote mountains of Iloilo to meet the indigenous Aeta people. Stricken by what he sees, he resolves to do what he can to help.

Episode 3 – Cambodia
MasterChef winner Zander Ng heads to Cambodia to meet Chua Bee Ngoh, a 66-year-old Singaporean who is changing lives in Prey Veng province.

Episode 4 – Wales
MasterChef winner Zander Ng meets Shereen Williams who has devoted her life to fighting racism, social injustice and increasing hostility to create a more harmonious community in Wales.