John Javier [Master]


John Javier was the owner and head chef of the Sydney based restaurant, MASTER which closed its’ doors in 2016 – a restaurant Noma’s Rene Redzepi labelled as one of his favourites in Australia. Since then, he moved to Hong Kong and opened the critically acclaimed Happy Paradise which was filmed on Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ and featured in TIME Magazine’s ‘100 Greatest Places on Earth’.

Heralded as the new voice of Chinese cuisine, Javier has recently moved to London to assume the role of Group Development Chef for Pachamama.

London – Pachamama / Pachamama East
London- Chicama
Moscow – Happy End


Happy Paradise and Little Bao / Executive Chef
MASTER / Owner and Head Chef
Momofuku Seiobo / Chef de Partie
Quay / Apprentice
Noma / Stagiaire
Assiette / Apprentice


Typing Room, UK
Burnt Ends and Meat Smith – Singapore
Sitka Studio, Malaysia
Mejekawi, Bali
Albany, Bahamas
Sopka, Russia



Sydney Morning Herald – Awarded 1 Chef Hat and 15.5/20 2016
Qantas Insider – Best Chinese restaurants in Australia
Conde Nast – Rene Redzepi’s favourite restaurants in Australia
Australian Financial Review – 65th Best Restaurant in Australia 2016


Hong Kong Tatler – Runner up best new chef
Hong Kong Tatler – Runner up best new restaurant
TIME Magazine – 100 Greatest Places on Earth
Anthony Bourdain – “Most stunning meal in Hong Kong” and featured in one of his last episodes of ‘Parts Unknown’
Atlas Etihad – 5 of the Best Restaurants in Hong Kong