Sharwin Tee is a chef, television host, newspaper columnist and author.
He is the host of “Let’s Do Lunch” a cooking talk show which played on GMA News TV. He was also the host of the groundbreaking cooking and travel show “Curiosity Got the Chef,” and web shows like “Not Safe for the Hungry,” and, “Straight Guy K Drama Reviews,” which can be viewed on his Youtube channel, chefsharwintee.
He has authored 3 books, “Curiosity Got the Chef the Cookbook,” which features the beloved recipes from the show. He also authored “So, You Want to be Chef?” a memoir detailing his journey from a 6 year old kid mesmerized by a cooking show to becoming a chef and cooking show host himself. With the book, Sharwin aims to give aspiring chefs a real glimpse into the food industry. His 3rd book, “The Gospel of Food,” features all of the things he learned about cooking just by eating other people’s food around the world. His latest book will be available in bookstores and online beginning May 2021.
He is a columnist in the Food and Leisure section of the Philippine Star. His column, entitled “The Baconman Cometh” features his food and travel experiences plus his cooking adventures.
As a chef, Sharwin has become known for his quirky and innovative twists on traditional Filipino and Chinese Filipino 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 owned and operated his own restaurant, The Quirky Bacon which was located in San Juan, Philippines. He has worked with several brands, including Hunt’s, the United States Potato Board, McAsia, Ayala Land, Nutri Asia, Spam, Mini Stop and the wine company Casillero del Diablo, creating recipes, conducting seminars and doing cooking demonstrations.
Sharwin has worked with the Embassy of Canada, cooking dinner for the Ambassador of Canada to the Philippines, Christopher Thornley and heading “A Glimpse of Canada,”a food festival highlighting Canadian ingredients at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City, Philippines. He’s also worked with Canada Beef and Canadian Ambassador John Holmes at his official residence during his official functions. He has also become guest chef for Discovery Shores in Boracay, the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao and the Holiday Inn Makati.
Sharwin also works as a restaurant consultant, doing research, staff training and development and menu composition. He has done work for restaurants including Scott Burger in BGC.
To date, he has held over 20 successful pop up dinners in the Philippines and abroad, including sold out stops in San Francisco, Detroit, St Louis, Seattle and Chicago and was one of the vendors at the Kultura Festival in Chicago from 2016-18. He also was a TedX speaker for TedX Xavier 2016 and TedX UERM in 2019.