Appointment21 May 2019
Appointed Executive Chef
At Quay Perth, Australia
The soon-to-open Quay Perth hotel, on the vibrant Elizabeth Quay, is already firing things up in the kitchen with the appointment of executive chef Jay Tesorero.
Executive chef Tesorero also received his culinary start abroad having been born and raised in the Philippines. Over the years, and before coming to Australia, he has refined his skills in several hotels, including Discovery Suites and Edsa Shangri-la Hotel (both in Manila). He moved to Australia in 2007 and joined Mercure Hotel Continental Broome as executive chef, after his time in Broome he took on his first chef de cuisine role at Novotel Perth Langley. His most recent role was as head chef at the award winning Drift Kitchen, a contemporary all-day dining restaurant by one of Perth's most popular beaches.
Recent Appointments at Louis T Collection
5 February 2020 — In this new role, Cuypers will focus on expanding sustainability initiatives at the restaurants and bars at Louis T Collection's properties in Thailand, Taiwan, and Australia.
Examples of the group's next steps include forbidding suppliers to deliver produce in single-use plastics, reducing overall food wastage by coming up with creative solutions to use food that may otherwise be disposed of, and implementing procedures for energy and water savings in the kitchens.
8 January 2020 — Shane Lee is stepping into her second senior management role as she joins Louis T Collection to lead the hospitality and building solution group's first Taiwan property.Shane joins the team this month in preparation for the March opening of CESVI, a 28 room boutique hotel made entirely of shipping containers in Taiwan's thriving port city of Kaohsiung.
4 October 2019 — One of Western Australia's newest boutique hotels, Quay Perth, has a new general manager. Tony Keane joins the hotel's management company, Louis T Collection, this month. He steps into the role with an eye on developing the brand's profile and leading the group's first Australian property.