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Dorin Schuster Appointed Executive Chef
at The Legian Resort-Hotel, Bali
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Asia-Pacific, January 22, 2008 - The Legian, a luxury resort managed by General Hotel Management (GHM), is pleased to announce the appointment of Executive Chef Dorin Schuster. Chef Schuster brings to the position over 20 years of diverse culinary experience; including Iggy’s at The Regent, Singapore.
 
Awarded San Pellegrino Chef of the Year in 2007 at the World Gourmet Summit, Chef Schuster was the Executive Chef of Iggy’s. During his tenure at Iggy’s, Chef Schuster led the restaurant to be named 60th best restaurants in the world by Restaurant Magazine in 2007. The restaurant was also been acknowledged ‘New Restaurant of the Year’ in the 2006 at the Awards of Excellence during the World Gourmet Summit. After spending almost 13 years in Germany learning the basics of kitchen operations, Chef Schuster, a certified Master chef, ventured into Asia at the age of 31. 
 
No stranger to The Legian, Chef Schuster was previously Executive Chef with The Legian where he picked up the intricacies of the Asian palette and combined it with his training in European cuisine. Chef Schuster possesses strong leadership skills, industry knowledge, and creative menu ideas.
 
At The Legian, in his role as Executive Chef, Chef Schuster will oversee all culinary aspects of the property including The Restaurant, The Pool Bar, The Lobby Bar and Room Service Dining, which feature a delectable blend of International and Asian cuisines. Chef Schuster has added new and inventive dishes to the menus including Chilled Gazpacho with watermelon and basil sorbet served at The Restaurant. 
 
RECIPE: Chilled Gazpacho with watermelon and basil sorbet / Serving 6 Persons
 
For the Gazpacho
1.5 kg                Tomatoes
1 pc                  Telegraphic cucumber
350 g                Red capsicum
100 g                Green capsicum
250 g                Watermelon
50 g                  Shallots
1 glove              Garlic
20 g                  Basil
10 g                  Basil seeds (soaked in water)
                        Salt & pepper
for the Basil sorbet
50 g                  Basil
500 ml               Tomato essence
 
Method:
Peel the cucumber, chop and season with salt and pepper. Ad chopped tomatoes, watermelon, basil and garlic. Marinate the preparation overnight in the refrigerator then blend finely. 
Mix the tomato essence with the basil and strain trough a fine sieve. Churn in a ice machine.
Fill Gazpacho into a chilled Martini glass, ad basil sorbet and garnish with basil seeds.

GHM, the market leader in conceptualising, developing and operating a selection of exclusive hotels and resorts worldwide, manages a portfolio of three brands including highly regarded properties such as The Datai in Langkawi, The Setai in Miami, The Chedi hotels and The Serai hotels worldwide. 

About General Hotel Management Ltd 

Established in 1992, General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) is a market leader in conceptualizing, developing and operating an exclusive group of hotels and resorts worldwide. With a total of 14 properties in its portfolio and six more in the pipeline, GHM prides itself in providing guests with a distinctive lifestyle experience that is unrivalled. Every GHM resorts and hotels is one of a kind, possessing distinctive concepts and design elements.  
 
GHM’s portfolio of properties comprises The Setai, The Datai, The Saujana, The Legian, The Strand, The Leela - Goa, The Nam Hai, Carcosa Seri Negara, The Andaman, The Chedi Club - Ubud, The Chedi - Milan, The Chedi - Muscat, The Chedi  - Phuket and The Chedi - Chiang Mai. The Company also provides a full range of hotel management services. 

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Contact:

Stephanie Lee
PR & Communications Manager
General Hotel Management Ltd 
Email: slee@ghmhotels.com 
Tel: (65) 6223 3755
 

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Also See: Jonathan Wright Appointed Executive Chef for The Setai, South Beach, Miami / July 2007
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