St. Regis Chengdu Appoints Tong Zhu as Head Sommelier

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The St. Regis Chengdu has appointed Tong Zhu as Head Sommelier.

Mr. Zhu is an experienced sommelier with an in-depth knowledge of wine varietals. He graduated from the highly prestigious Le Cordon Blue institute in Paris, France, and will now oversee all wine and spirit operations at The St. Regis Chengdu.

Before leaving France after his Le Cordon Bleu training, Mr. Zhu held an internship position in Paris to further his wine knowledge, get more experience and fully understand the art of being a sommelier. He worked under the chef sommelier at Drouant, a famous Michelin-starred restaurant, to select wines, interact with guests and help refine the wine menu.

Prior to joining The St. Regis Chengdu, Mr. Zhu held two positions at Jinyue French Restaurant, by Christophe Dufosse in Chengdu. He started as Sommelier and was quickly promoted to Chef Sommelier. At the fine dining French restaurant, Mr. Zhu managed the wine cellar, wine buying for the restaurant, and introduced patrons to new and innovative wines.

We are delighted to welcome Mr. Zhu to his prestigious role as Head Sommelier, said Richard Deutl, General Manager of The St. Regis Chengdu. Mr. Zhus extensive knowledge and expertise of wine coupled with his uncompromising standard of excellence will serve as an invaluable asset to our wine and spirits program and will most certainly elevate the appreciation of fine wines in Chengdu. 

Mr. Zhus hobbies include basketball and photography. He is fluent in Mandarin and French.

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