YUHEI TERAOKA, Chief Sommelier

Hailing from Shibuya, Tokyo, Yuhei is a child to a popular food critic in Japan and has been blessed with amazing culinary experiences and trained in world class service etiquette, paired with a deep understanding and eloquent expression of food knowledge. This makes Yuhei a rarity among qualified sommeliers. 

He started his career as a pâtissier apprentice in Queen Alice with Chef Yutaka Ishinabe, the first Iron Chef. Yuhei continued to work in Michelin-starred restaurants in Japan for 7 years before coming to Malaysia and Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar where as Chef Sommelier, he expanded the wine list to one of the best in the country. Yuhei then explored further as Country Manager at Vinum Fine Wine Merchants, where he was also wine buyer & investment advisor. After a stint there, Yuhei moved on to Sungei Wang Group and set up their merchant subsidiary, SW Wine Depot.