Chef Sharwin Tee is the chef and host of Curiosity Got the Chef, The Philippines’ Lifestyle Network’s first locally-produced cooking show. Sharwin, who has become known for his quirky and innovative twists on traditional Filipino and Chinese cuisine, graduated with school honors from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, Canada and has cooked at the prestigious Tower Club in Makati City, Philippines.
He has previously worked with the Embassy of Canada, cooking dinner for the Ambassador of Canada to the Philippines, Christopher Thornley, on an episode of Curiosity Got the Chef and heading “A Glimpse of Canada,” a food festival highlighting Canadian ingredients at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City, Philippines. He has also become guest chef for Discovery Shores in Boracay and the Holiday Inn Makati. Most recently, he also held 2 successful pop up dinners called, “Isang Araw” in San Francisco and Chicago.
He was also the guest chef of the Philippine Embassy’s celebration of the 113th Philippine Independence Day in the Sheraton Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and the Independence Day Food Festival at the Swissotel in Moscow in 2013. Sharwin was also tapped as resource speaker of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Cultural Diplomacy Seminars and he has cooked for well known personalities such as Rockstars Ely Buendia and Ebe Dancel, Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Top Chef Champion Paul Qui, Dia Frampton of the Voice and Vice President Leni Robredo.
Sharwin has also appeared as guest presenter on the O Shopping Network, helping make the Happy Call Double Sided Pan the best-selling product on O Shopping and helping to sell out the Altenbach Stainless Steel Pan in 2014. He has also shown his cooking skills on Umagang Kay Ganda, Modern Living TV, Unang Hirit, Salamat Dok and various radio shows on DZMM Teleradyo.
Most recently, Sharwin was tapped by the Department of Tourism to cook and host a dinner for the Japanese journalists covering Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 and was awarded The Outstanding Professional award by the Best Choice Awards 2015. He also was a TedX speaker for TedX Xavier 2016.
Curiosity Got the Chef
Curiosity Got the Chef is Lifestyle Network’s first locally-produced cooking show, featuring Chef Sharwin Tee, who won the Clash of the Toque-en Ones contest in 2010. The show, which was nominated for Outstanding Lifestyle Program by the Golden Screen Awards for Television, is a groundbreaking show which features a glimpse into Sharwin’s culinary life and his quirky take on various Filipino and Asian dishes. Meanwhile, the show is now also being broadcast in the United States, Canada, Singapore and Australia through the Lifestyle Network on the Filipino Channel and DirectTV.
The show is currently in its sixth season, making it the longest running Filipino cooking show on cable television. The show episodes have been extended to 60 minutes and once again it breaks new television ground. It features Sharwin travelling to international and domestic locations in order to find new ingredients, techniques and inspirations for new dishes.