CENZO pays tribute to Chef Drew Nocente’s Italian roots, which have always been at the forefront of his culinary direction. The restaurant’s name holds special significance, honoring Drew’s father, Vincenzo, who taught him the mastery of charcuterie and the importance of respecting produce on their family farm in Australia.


CENZO was born from Drew’s passion for cooking, blending his Italian heritage with a modern Australian twist. Here, tradition meets modernity, creating a unique dining experience that celebrates both past and present.


Drew Nocente, now calling Singapore home, has been at the forefront of minimal waste cookery for the past decade. Growing up on a farm in Queensland, Australia, Drew developed a deep respect for produce, farmers, and the demanding journey from farm to market. Inspired by his father’s hands-on approach, Drew embraced a philosophy of conscious cooking.


At CENZO, Drew envisions a welcoming place where everyone who steps through the doors becomes a friend, celebrating life through the joy of good food.