Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Australian Chefs in Hong Kong

'Let's Do Launch' by Sally Robinson
Age Epicure, 30th October, pp.4-5


Most Tuesdays, while sneaking in a morning coffee at work, I have a quick browse through the 'Epicure' section of The Age Online. I always enjoy reading about what's happening in the food and wine scene back home in Melbourne, but this week was pleasantly surprised to see the feature article was about Australian chefs in Hong Kong.

The article, written by Sally Robinson, looks at the experiences of chefs who are not just working in Hong Kong, but opening restaurants here. She sums the appeal of Hong Kong by saying "for chefs from Melbourne thinking of expanding overseas - or just working somewhere different - Hong Kong is an obvious choice. It's close, it's an exciting place to live and it has one of the most vibrant dinning scenes in the world." Robinson discusses challenges identified by the chefs such as staffing, working in partnership with local companies, adapting to Chinese palates and the lack of seasonal produce. Venues mentioned with the Australian connection include Pearl on the Peak, Olive, Malouf's Arabesque Cuisine, Cecconi's Cantina, Opia at Jia and Frites.

Olive in Soho is one of my favourite restaurants in Hong Kong and I was delighted to discover that the consultant behind their fine Middle Eastern food is Melbourne chef Greg Malouf. Greg's also opened Arabesque, a restaurant at the new Elements Mall; this temptation could almost encourage me to push through the vacant eyed crowds starring at designer baubles and actually visit this new centre of grotesque consumerism in Kowloon West. Read the article.

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lucas martinez said...

We require the services of devoted and hardworking workers,
who are ready to work after undergoing enlistment training in all
sectors as the Hotel Management intends to increase its man power base
due to increasing numbers of customers.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
Employment Type: Full Time and Part time
Monthly Salary: £2,500GBP and above depending on the level of experiences.
Preferred Language of Resume/Application: English
Years of Work Experience: 2years minimum
AVAILABLE POSITIONS
************************
WELDING INSTRUCTORS AND INSPECTORS, ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, CONFERENCE &
BANQUETING OPERATIONS MANAGER, DEMI CHEF DE PARTIE, CHEF DE PARTIE,
FOOD & BEVERAGE TEAM MEMBERS, STORE KEEPER, ACCOUNT MANAGER, CASHIER,
BARTENDER, HOST/HOSTESS, ASSISTANT MANAGER OF FRONT OFFICE,
RECEPTIONIST, DOOR PERSON, LOBBY ASSISTANT, PART-TIME GUEST RELATIONS
ASSISTANT, ASSISTANT FLOOR HOUSEKEEPER, HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES
COORDINATOR, ROOM ATTENDANT, CLEANER, FOREIGN/INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE
TRANSLATORS AND TEACHERS, RESERVATIONS CLERK, RESERVATION MANAGER,
MARKETING ASSISTANT, CAFÉ ATTENDANT, CAFÉ MANAGER, COMPUTER OPERATOR,
INTERNET SERVICE EXPERT.


AVAILABLE POSITIONS
-------------------
FOOD & BEVERAGE TEAM MEMBERS,
STORE KEEPER, ACCOUNT MANAGER,ACCOUNTANT, ACCOUNT AUDITOR, CASHIER,
BANQUET SALES COORDINATOR, BANQUET SALES EXECUTIVE, CASINO F&B BAR CAPTAIN,
WAITER/WAITRESS, BARTENDER, HOST/HOSTESS, ASSISTANT MANAGER OF FRONT OFFICE, RECEPTIONIST,
CASINO & F&B FLOOR MANAGER, CASINO F&B BAR SUPERVISOR, CASINO F&B WASHER, SERVICE STYLIST,
DOOR PERSON, LOBBY ASSISTANT, PART-TIME GUEST RELATIONS ASSISTANT, FIRST AID WARDER, QUALIFIED NURSES,
ASSISTANT FLOOR HOUSEKEEPER, COMMIS, HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES COORDINATOR, ROOM ATTENDANT, CLEANER,SECURITY PERSONNEL,
FOREIGN/INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE TRANSLATORS AND TEACHERS, RESERVATIONS CLERK, RESERVATION MANAGER, BEAUTY THERAPIST,
MASSEUR/MASSA GIST, SPA RECEPTIONIST, ELECTRICAL ENGINEER,MECHANICAL ENGINEER, MARKETING ASSISTANT, MARKETING ADVISER,
BUSINESS ANALYST, CAFÉ ATTENDANT, CAFÉ MANAGER, COMPUTER OPERATOR, INTERNET SERVICE EXPERT.

NOTE: if you are interested in the job offer kindly send your cv to our email :staffordhotellondon@mail2uk.com
Direct Tel: +447035918326