The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa has appointed Glen Roberts as Executive Chef.
Glen arrives in Langkawi after
a stint at the 5-star Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, where he was
part of the pre-opening team. Prior to that, he spent two years as the Executive
Chef at the Shangri-La in Surabaya.
Glen began his love affair with food in Australia
in the mid-1980s before honing his culinary skills in London and
New Zealand. Glen returned to Brisbane and progressed to become
second in charge to the Executive Chef of the Hyatt Regency Coolum
in Queensland, overseeing 10 food outlets and multi-banquet
facilities. He later moved to the Park Hyatt in Canberra, where
his tenure as Senior Executive Sous Chef saw him attending to HRH
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex during their
visit there in 2002.
Seeking new horizons, Glen was part of
the team that launched the Grand Hyatt Dubai. He then set his
sights on the Sheraton Grand Laguna Phuket in Thailand, where he
celebrated his first stint as Executive Chef in 2003. Two years
later, he found himself in East Malaysia at the Shangri-La Rasa Ria
In 2010, Glen was an integral
part of the team behind the successful renovation and reopening of
the Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort in Singapore. He continued to
spearhead the resort until 2013, when he moved to the Shangri-La
Fijian Resort and Spa as Executive Chef.
return to Southeast Asia, Glen made his way to
the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort in Thailand in 2015 where he was
involved in developing and opening the resort’s Roof Top bar and BluPort Wing, which features 40 guest rooms, an all-day dining
restaurant, meeting rooms and ballroom.
“Food is my
passion, and I’ve also missed this lovely region,” said Glen.
“By combining the two, I hope to tantalize guests at The Westin
Langkawi with some of the healthiest, tastiest cuisine in
Southeast Asia while maintaining our international-class standards
of service, quality and hospitality.”