Chef Heman Tan overcame his troubled youth and accomplished much with his culinary skills. He was Executive Chef at ISS Catering Group, sought after as a food consultant and currently setting up his own brand of restaurant cum food concepts named IronMan Dine.

Heman is also a ceramicist, having been under the tutelage of the late Dr Ng Eng Teng (1934 – 2001). He continues to hone his skills in the craft, with his own unique style. His works are often used to showcase his dishes; a match made in heaven.

Last but not least, Heman’s IronMan Chef moniker came from the fact that he is indeed a man of iron who competes in gruelling triathlons. According to Heman, the events in triathlons help shape and train him in areas of mind and body crucial for his current success.