Industry Update
Appointment19 July 2019

Hans Zahner

Appointed Chef de Cuisine
At Okura Prestige Bangkok , Thailand

Hans Zahner

The Okura Prestige Bangkok has appointed Hans Zahner as the new Chef de Cuisine at its Michelin-starred Elements Restaurant.

Chef Hans, who studied at CFA d'Auxerre culinary college from 1997-2000, joins the Elements team having previously worked at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok as a Restaurant Chef at Tables.

He first came to Asia in 2015 as the Restaurant Chef of Sir Elly's, the Michelin-starred contemporary French restaurant at The Peninsula Shanghai, and prior to that worked under the likes of Chef Eric Briffard at the renowned Four Seasons George V Paris, Chef Alain Ducasse at Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris, and in the kitchens of 2-Michelin star restaurant Lasserre under Chef Christophe Moret.

Okura Nikko Hotels Management Co., Ltd.

Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd, operates three hotel groups: Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City. Founded in October 2015 to consolidate and strengthen its hotel management business, Okura Nikko Hotel Management aims to become the top Japan-based hotel operating company by developing an international portfolio of properties through hotel management contracts.
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