Appointed Executive Chef
At Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain in Chengdu, China
Chef Rick Gonzalez comes to Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain following previous roles at the recently opened Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal and with Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles, opening Fall 2016.
A graduate of the Institut Hôtelier César Ritz in Switzerland, Chef Gonzalez began his career in New York City in 1989 with the restaurant Adrienne at Hotel Maxim’s de Paris. This was followed by culinary stints at Maurice restaurant with three Michelin star Chef Marc Haeberlin, The Peninsula Hotel in New York and the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach.
Gonzalez also served as Executive Chef at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort in Costa Rica after which he opened his own restaurant featuring modern Latino cuisine in Cleveland, Ohio. During the last 15 years he worked with many world renowned chefs including Jean Michel Diot, Jacques Chibois, Marc Haeberlin, Hubert Des Marais and Douglas Rodriguez.