Anantara Siam Bangkok Announces Key Culinary Appointments at Thailand’s Flagship Hotel
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas announces four key culinary appointments at the international hotel group’s Bangkok flagship property – Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel.
Jérémy Jouan - Executive Chef
Chef Jérémy began his career at the one-Michelin-starred Château de Bagnols in his native France, before embarking on a culinary journey that saw him honing his skills in some of the world’s most famous kitchens – from the two-Michelin-starred La Chèvre d'Or, France; to Alain and Michel Roux’s three-Michelin-starred The Waterside Inn outside London; and the famed two-Michelin-starred Restaurant DANIEL in New York.
He joins Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel from The Oberoi, Marrakech, where he oversaw five food and beverage outlets as the Executive Chef. Prior to working in Morocco, he was the Executive Sous Chef at InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 in Vietnam and held Chef de Cuisine positions at Armani Hotel Dubai; Burj Al Arab; and Capital Club Dubai.
Jérémy holds a Master’s Degree in Culinary Arts from École Hôtelière de Marseille and attained two national diplomas from Lycée des Métiers Alexandre Dumas in Cavaillon, France. In 2003 he was crowned the runner up in the Meilleurs Apprentis Cuisinier de France (The Best Apprentice Chefs in France) competition.
In his new role at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Chef Jérémy Jouan will oversee the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and the annual World Gourmet Festival event, Bangkok’s oldest international culinary spectacular.
Anupong Nualchawee - Cluster Executive Pastry Chef
Thai-born Anupong is no stranger to the limelight in Asia, having won the Eat List Star television show search for the next big culinary personality in 2017; co-presented the McDang cooking show on Thai television; and participated in Cleo Magazine’s 50 Most Eligible Bachelors competition in 2015.
He started his professional career as Executive Personal Chef for the Thai Royal Family at Chakri Bongkot Palace in Pathum Thani in 2008, before relocating to the United States where he took up various Assistant Pastry Chef positions from Florida to New Hampshire. Anupong returned to Bangkok to take the helm in the pastry kitchen for various hotel openings and a rebranding, including Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa, and The Athenee Hotel and The St. Regis Bangkok where he led both culinary teams as Executive Pastry Chef.
The part-time lecturer at Bangkok University and Walailongkorn University holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Dusit Thani College Bangkok’s Faculty of Hospitality Industry; a Certificate of Master Chocolate Dessert from l’École Valrhona in Japan; and Certificates of Master Sugar Showpiece and Master Chocolate Showpiece from the Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia.
Anupong will also oversee operations at the brand’s Anantara Bangkok Riverside Hotel as well as its sister property Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel.
Kevin Montorfano - Chef de Cuisine, Biscotti Restaurant
Swiss-Italian national Kevin joins the Michelin Guide-listed Italian restaurant and Bangkok’s favourite trattoria from Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo where he was the Head Chef at Pesce Italian fine dining restaurant.
Starting his career as Commis Chef at the 17-point-Gault&Millau Villa Sassa Hotel & Spa in Lugano, Kevin relocated to the Middle East in 2013 and held Chef de Partie positions at Al Muntaha at the Burj Al Arab; Vanitas at Palazzo Versace; and the three-Michelin-starred Quique Dacosta restaurant’s popup in Dubai.
Kevin’s culinary journey took him to London’s Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in 2017 where he held the position of Demi Chef de Partie at the two-Michelin-starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. In 2018 he returned to his homeland to take up the Sous Chef position at L´Accademia at the Beau-Rivages Palace in Lausanne.
Chef Kevin attained a Culinary Degree from the Hospitality and Management School of Lugano, Switzerland.
Alexandre Castaldi - Executive Sous Chef
French-born Chef Alexandre Castaldi joins Anantara’s Bangkok flagship hotel from Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel where he held the Executive Sous Chef position.
Alex made his first foray into the Asian culinary scene in 2011 as Chef de Partie at Sofitel Bangkok Silom Hotel, after which he returned to his native France to complete his two-year Brevet de Technicien Supérieur diploma in Hospitality Catering at Lycée Hotelier de Marseille. While studying, he started honing his culinary skills as a Commis Chef under legendary three-Michelin-starred Chef Alain Senderens, one of the founders of the nouvelle cuisine movement, and then as Chef de Partie at the one-Michelin-starred Restaurant Le Céladon in the heart of Paris.
In 2014, Alex returned to Bangkok to take up the role of Executive Sous Chef at Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant, and in 2016 he took the helm as Executive Chef at the Hong Kong edition of the popular French eatery.
The opening of SEEN Restaurant & Bar, Bangkok’s newest society rooftop hangout, in 2018 and the opportunity to work alongside Olivier da Costa, one of Portugal’s most successful chefpreneurs, lured him back to the City of Angels as Chef de Cuisine. In 2020 Chef Alex was appointed as Executive Sous Chef at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel where SEEN is located.
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