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CHEF PROFILES

TASTE at THE ST. REGIS BANGKOK 9 - 11 AND 14 November 2015

Allow The St. Regis Bangkok to present a showcase of star-studded line up of celebrity, international chefs coming together to provide you with the opportunity to experience gastronomy at its very best.

 

Chef Michele Griglio

Executive Chef of Restaurant Winter Garden by Caino, The St. Regis Florence

Chef Michele Griglio's early career started in the kitchen of 2 Michelin Star chef, Walter Eynard in Torre Pellice, followed by an experience with Paul Knight, Ryan Matherson and Allister Bishop in London. With his background, skills and an extensive experience with Michelin Star chefs and in 5 star deluxe hotels including Le Meridien Piccadily (London), Delle Antiche Contrade and Flipot Restaurant, he was able to develop a clear and distinctive culinary identity. In June 2011, Michele was appointed as the Executive Chef of Restaurant Winter Garden by Caino, The St. Regis Florence. In November 2014, Michele was awarded its first star by the Michelin Guide. His cuisine reflects the inspiration he gathers from his experience, his passion for research and local ingredients: a state of constant renewal that, at the same time, remains profoundly tied to local tradition.

 

Chef Peter Lloyd

Executive Chef of Jean Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market at The W London

As the Executive Chef of W London, Chef Peter Lloyd runs the hotel's restaurant Spice Market—a concept created by Michelin-starred chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, inspired by the street food Mr. Vongerichten enjoyed while traveling in Southeast Asia.  Peter oversees all aspects of the hotel's food offering. After training at the Dorchester hotel, Peter went on to work at Suka, the Malaysian restaurant at the Sanderson hotel, and at Bank restaurant and bar. Beginning his career as a commis chef at the House of Commons, before moving to the world famous Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane, Peter has had the honor of being selected to cook for H.M the Queen and members of the Royal Family, alongside the King and Queen of Malaysia. Previously a head chef at the age of 23, as well as completing stages with Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsay, Pierre Koffmann, Phil Howard, and Charlie Trotter, Peter is now executive chef at Spice Market. Having joined  in 2011 he is responsible for all food operations across the restaurant and the W London-Leicester Square.

 

Chef Alfredo Russo

Executive Chef/Owner of Michelin starred restaurant the Dolce Stil Novo in Turin, Italy

A native of Piedmont, north Italy, Chef Alfredo Russo was born into a home where importance was placed on good food. Having completed his studies and apprenticeships at various Michelin starred restaurants in Piedmont, at the age of 22, Alfredo Russo opened the Dolce Stil Novo restaurant. Three years of resolute work earned him his Michelin star and less than 12 months later he met the criteria to enter Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe. In 2004, the leading Italian culinary guide “L’Espresso” awarded Alfredo the title of “Italy’s best young chef”. Alfredo’s acclaimed kitchen and personal style has also led to collaboration (2004-2008) with the Gran Hotel et de Milan from 2004 until 2008. In 2008, the Dolce Stil Novo restaurant moved to a new home inside the Palace of Venaria (Reggia di Venaria). It became the first ever restaurant located inside a royal palace. In 2011, the Dolce Stil Novo Restaurant received the International Five Star Diamond Award from The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. In 2013, the Italian Touring Club announced that the Dolce Stil Novo restaurant was added to the prestigious "Olimpo della ristorazione" list.

 

Chef Matthew Woolford

Executive Chef of The St. Regis Bangkok

Chef Matthew helms the kitchens of The St. Regis Bangkok as its Director of Culinary, bringing with him over two decades of experience and culinary dynamism. A native of Sydney, Australia, Matthew first discovered his passion for the culinary arts at the tender age of 17 during his first hotel apprenticeship. At the age of 19, he won the prestigious “le Torque Blanches Australian of the Year” by Tony Bilson. Matthew’s first foray into Asia was 14 years ago, where he ran the kitchens in various locations within South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore. After working for numerous well-known companies and restaurants, he joined W Hotels in 2003 and championed the opening of several kitchens including W Seoul Walkerhill, which is Starwood Hotel and Resort’s first W Hotel in Asia, and W Koh Samui. In 2010, Matthew joined the ranks of those on those on the Starwood Asia Pacific F&B Council where he is a Brand Champion of St. Regis, W Hotel, Aloft and Le Meridien’s cuisine concepts.

 

 

Chef Stefano Merlo

Chef De Cuisine of Jojo

Chef Stefano Merlo joins The St. Regis Bangkok as the Chef De Cuisine for the hotel’s signature Italian restaurant Jojo. Chef Stefano brings more than 20 years of international experience in his role. He hails from the historic city of Padua in northern Italy where he spent the formative years of his career mastering his native cuisine. His desire for new challenges then led him to Tokyo and the celebrated restaurant Enoteca Pinchiorri a Relais & Chateaux. Regarded as one of the finest Italian restaurants in Japan, Chef Stefano worked alongside respected Head Chef, Toshikazu Tsuji. Returning to Italy, he joined the team at Le Calandre, a three-star Michelin restaurant regarded as one of the finest dining experiences in Italy. He has also collaborated closely with Michelin starred Chef Alfredo Russo from "Dolce Stil Novo" restaurant in Turin. Apart from Japan, his culinary footprints outside Italy also extend to Australia and Portugal. Seven years ago, he moved to Bangkok and has continued to work at award-winning restaurants and five-star hotels. Chef Stefano completed a Diploma in Cookery and Food Service, and a Hotel Management and Cookery Studies, both at Servizi Alberghieri di Cucina, Italy. He also has a Training Course Certificate as a Hospitality Supervisor from Eldred Hospitality, Sydney, Australia.

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