Who works the magic behind each plate of delicious hotel gourmet goodness? Let’s dive into the stories of chefs, restaurant managers and creators.
There are two camps of people in this world: those who eat to live, and those who live to eat. We don’t know about you, but we’re firmly and steadfastly in the latter! So, who exactly works the magic behind every plate of exquisite gourmet goodness? Here are some of their stories – plus, check out the limited edition chocolate-themed menus at three of Singapore’s popular hotels!
Jay, Charis, and Yilina – Founders of Fossa Chocolate
Chocolate makes the world go round – or at least it does for Jay, Charis, and Yilina, the three co-founders of Fossa Chocolate. Their chocolates and confections are all made entirely from scratch, with every detail painstakingly etched out by hand. They’re also all individually packaged – talk about pulling out all the stops!
Crafted with only the highest quality cacao, the creations are made in small batches for absolute quality assurance. The trio of Jay, Charis, and Yilina lives and breathes their art, and it certainly shows! They may not exactly be part of the hotel industry, but we’re featuring them because of their exciting collab with three Marriott Bonvoy hotels for chocolate-themed treats!
Thibault Chiumenti – Executive Chef of The St. Regis Singapore
With 20 years of culinary experience under his belt, chef Thibault is a force to be reckoned with. Hailing from France, he derived his love for cooking from his grandmothers, infusing his food with nostalgia, and placing special emphasis on the beauty of seasonal ingredients.
Besides, how good does a decadent chocolate-themed afternoon tea menu using Fossa’s chocolate flavours sound?! Look out for the 60% dark Mana Chocolate Mousse and Vanilla Chantilly with shaved St. Regis Tea Blend Fossa Chocolate, which will be served at St. Regis’ afternoon tea.
Rohit Suvarna – Assistant Venue Manager of W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
It’s quite something to keep a large operation like that at W Singapore running without a hitch every night. This is all thanks to the magic of Rohit Suvarna, who utterly shines in his element. The key to his success all boils down to ‘The Little Brown Book of Restaurant Success’, which motivated Rohit to pursue a stellar career in food and beverage.
Now, he stands at the helm of WOOBAR, an exhilarating bar that’s the place to see and be seen. And if you need more reason to visit, WOOBAR has been consistently ranked among TripAdvisor’s top 10 nightlife spots. How about that! You can trust that you’ll be in good hands; Rohit has clinched a Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Certification, and is also a Gin Society Expert.
Pak Chee Yit – Head Chef at Madame Fan, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
Authentic yet innovative – the winning makeup of any celebrated chef. Say hello to chef Yit, the embodiment of this perfect balance. Drawing inspiration from his hometown of Ipoh, the joy of cooking for others is evident in his creations.
Chef Yit heads Madame Fan, an experiential dining experience like no other. With him at the helm, food is a journey, one that seeks to tantalise all five senses. You just gotta try his creations to know what we’re talking about!
All of the above restaurants are under the Marriott Bonvoy group, a brand known for its impeccable hospitality and gourmet offerings. Make a reservation today to taste the magic for yourself.
This post is in partnership with Marriott Bonvoy.