Chef Emmanuel Stroobant


Hailing from Belgium, Emmanuel's career began at a tender age of 16 with the cleaning of dishes in one of his country’s best restaurants. At 23, he opened his first restaurant in his hometown, Liege. It was an overnight success. In 1997, Emmanuel and his wife moved to Kuala Lumpur and after a short stint there, moved to Singapore and opened the doors of their first Singapore restaurant, Saint Pierre in December 2000. The rest is history...

Saint Pierre became the only Singapore member of the world-renowned Relais & Châteaux, the prestigious association of the world’s finest hotels and restaurants;
and has been awarded 1 Michelin star by the second edition of Michelin Guide Singapore in 2017. In addition to his 2 cookbooks and television series 'Chef in Black', Stroobant is also much sought after for his consultant services by several local and foreign food & beverage establishments.

Stamping his brand of different food concepts into his string of eateries, Stroobant currently co-owns the following popular outlets. Shoukouwa Sushi Restaurant, 2 Michelin-starred fine dining Japanese edomae sushi restaurant at One Fullerton, in partnership with Japanese cuisine specialist Hanachiyo. Brussels Sprouts, a Belgian casual dining restaurant offering wholesome Belgian fare and a rich variety of beers at The Pier @ Robertson. Rocks – Urban Grill + Bar, a contemporary barbecue restaurant with spectacular views overlooking the Marina Bay at The Sail @ Marina Bay. SQUE, a casual dining bistro offering a wide variety of global cuisine and over 200 different types of international beers – located at The Central @ Clarke Quay and Mapletree Business City. 

In line with his own personal goal to inculcate healthy eating habits to the young generation, Stroobant is also a partner and service provider of The New Luncher, producing and delivery healthy lunchboxes to children and students on a daily basis.