Tue, 14 June 2016

Conrad Macaus Dynasty 8 Restaurant Appoints Yap Poh Weng as Executive Chinese Chef

Conrad Macaus Dynasty 8 restaurant has appointed Yap Poh Weng as Executive Chinese Chef.

In addition to overseeing Dynasty 8, Chef Yap will also look after the Chinese banqueting kitchens for Sands Cotai Central an integrated resort located on Macaus Cotai Strip.

Originally from Malaysia, Chef Yap has enjoyed a culinary career spanning almost 30 years, working for many five-star luxury hotels and restaurants in Malaysia, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Macau.

During his career Chef Yap was instrumental in leading the way for fine Chinese dining including taking the helm at the Chinese restaurant Yan Yu in Guangzhou, the Grand Dragon Chinese Restaurant in Hangzhou, as well as the Whampoa Club in Beijing and Shanghai.

He is one of the few master chefs that originally trained in the different varieties of dim sum making. During his time in Hangzhou, he received the honour of being named one of China Top 50 Celebrity Chefs for Food and Wine magazine, as well as a diamond-rated chef by both the Asian Diamond Chef Association and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.

In addition, he has cooked for some of the worlds leaders from China's Central Government, a British Premier, as well as an assortment of celebrated politicians from around the world, which has contributed to his rich experiences from being in the kitchens of top restaurants from all over Southeast Asia. His desire to be innovative whilst still blending traditional Chinese flavours is what makes his cuisine so sought after by discerning diners from around the world.

We are delighted to welcome the well-respected Chef Yap Poh Weng to Dynasty 8 and Sands Cotai Central; we look forward to working with him to not only continue serving traditional Chinese cuisine from around China, but also to elevate the level of culinary excellence to build great dining memories for our guests, said Charles Newland, Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage and Director of Paiza Operations for Venetian Macau Limited.

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