André Chiang was born in Taiwan and moved from Japan to France at age 15. He worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants there, training under Pierre Gagnaire, Joël Robuchon and Alain Ducasse. In 2010, he moved to Singapore to open his 30-seat Restaurant André, which is on the World's 50 Best list. In Singapore he also is invested in the restaurants Burnt Ends and Bincho, RAW in Taipei, and Porte 12 in Paris.
Lotta Jörgensen wrote the narrative text in Octaphilosophy with André Chiang. She is co-founder of creative gastro-brand consultants Fool Agency and co-editor-in-chief of award-winning gastronomic magazine Fool, with her husband, photographer Per-Anders Jörgensen. Lotta is also an art director specialising in magazine design and brand identity.