Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, the flagship
property of Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, has
appointed French native, Patrice Cornee as executive assistant
manager, food and beverage, and German national, Alexander Paul as
In Mr. Corneeís new management position at
Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, he will oversee the hotelís
extensive banquet operations and eight restaurants, including
Michelin-starred Restaurant Petrus and Summer Palace Cantonese
Mr. Corneeís other responsibilities include providing
training for his team of over 200 colleagues, maintaining
operational and financial performance of all outlets, as well as
being instrumental in service excellence, and creating unique
dining experiences for guests.
A veteran in the hospitality
industry, Mr. Cornee has worked for the past 11 years in food and
beverage positions in the United Kingdom, Guam, Macau, and South
As executive chef of Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong,
Chef Alexander will lead a team of more than 150 chefs operating
the seven kitchens, which cater for the hotelís restaurants and
banquet facility. In addition to ensuring both food preparation
and quality comply with the stringent standards in the workplace,
Chef Alexander will also challenge culinary technical skills to
keep abreast with ever- changing dining trends and preferences.
Chef Alexander has over 16 years of experience and before
joining Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, he was area executive chef
based at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, prior to which he was the
executive sous chef at Makati Shangri-La, Manila.
He has worked in
key European cities including Vienna, London, Barcelona and Paris.
During his apprenticeship, he worked under the tutelage of Chef
Alain Ducasse. Chef Alexander started his career in Lausanne,
Switzerland in 1994.
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