Meatsmith covers barbecue from all aspects, ideologies, cultures and flavours, resulting in amazingly tasty wood-fired barbecued food.

Meatsmith Telok Ayer offers American smokehouse barbecue with international favours set within the historic Chinatown precinct.

Meatsmith Little India is Singapore’s first restaurant serving Modern Indian Barbecue. With its colorful façade and street artwork, this outlet fits perfectly at its home, at Campbell Lane in the heart of Little India.

Our People

We are a team of passionate individuals who strives to make things happen, with a burning desire to constantly create memorable moments and amazing experiences for all.

Dave Pynt -
Burnt Ends & Meatsmith

In his career, Dave has worked with culinary heavyweights including Rene Redzepi (Noma, Denmark; a three-time San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurant winner), Victor Arguinzoniz (Asador Etxebarri, Spain), Nuno Mendes (Viajante and The Loft Project, London) and Fergus Henderson (St John and St John Bread and Wine, London).

Dave was the winner of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Chef’s Choice Award 2017, a peer-voted accolated voted by all the chefs on the influential list.

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Alasdair Mckenna -
Head of Kitchen Operations
Burnt Ends & Meatsmith

As Head of Kitchen Operations, Alasdair is responsible for menu development, staff recruitment and management, catering and working across the group’s events and partnerships. He loves experimenting with the grill and smoke to create tasty and bold plates.

Peter Birks, Executive Chef, Meatsmith Group

Peter Birks -
Head of Meatsmith
Meatsmith Group

A highly regarded, accomplished Chef with over 23 years culinary experience. Peter is experienced in managing end to end back of house (BOH) operations whilst working seamlessly with front of house (FOH) to provide exceptional customer experiences. A talented kitchen leader and team motivator Peter is focused on maintaining high standards and performing teams in the kitchen by leading by example, maintaining staff focus, driving efficiency and productivity in high-volume, fast-paced environments.

Aleksandar Draganic -
Head of Beverage
Burnt Ends & Meatsmith

Aleksandar’s passion was born 12 years ago in a family-run wine shop in Bosnia & Herzegovina. During these years, he worked parallel as a sommelier and travelled across Europe visiting wine regions, tasting everything he could. He is a challenger of norms who constantly seeks new ways to push the boundaries to bring forth innovative concepts to beverage programs through education & mentorship.

Aleksandar holds a WSET Diploma from Weinakademie Österreich.

James Loveridge
Head of Operations
Burnt Ends & Meatsmith

With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, James has a deep grounding in technical and soft skill management techniques. With a long standing experience as a General Manager, James is an expert in understanding the need for subtle adjustments in culture, environment and the market in which the business operates in order for it to succeed. James firmly believes that business success is highly dependent on finding a balance between business sense and technics as well as creating teams that are able to work harmoniously, efficiently and effectively.

Thomas Koh, Head of Service - Burnt Ends & Meatsmith

Thomas Koh
Head of Service
Burnt Ends & Meatsmith

In the early years of his career, Thomas found a passion for creating experiences and memories for guests in the hospitality industry. After garnering much experience honing his skills in fine to casual dining restaurants, predominantly doing openings and setup of new concepts, he now finds an added satisfaction in creating opportunities for new team members as well as grooming young talents to attain their full potential. Thomas firmly believes in family values, thus advocates in treating his team like family; built on trust, transparency and adequate communication. 

Sangeetha Sundram, Head of People & Culture - Burnt Ends & Meatsmith

Sangeetha Sundram
Head of People & Culture
Burnt Ends & Meatsmith

With vast knowledge in human resource, gaining experience from various companies across the region, Sangeetha understands people and strives to build a culture that unites people around a common cause. Nurturing people and aiding them to grow with the company and its culture is an integral part of her role. Sangeetha believes in building bonds to garner trust, respect, as well as an avenue for people to communicate transparently.

Melissa Soo

Melissa Soo
Marketing Director
Burnt Ends & Meatsmith

A 360-degree integrated marketing professional, Melissa has consistently worked her magic in the local and international scene to develop omnichannel marketing strategies. Her career has been built across various consumer-based industries (retail, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality) with iconic global brands.
Melissa firmly believes that business growth and success are dependent on people, culture and data; being committed to the business vision and working with the same set of values, priorities and philosophy.