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Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore Appoints Andy Yeo as Executive Chef

Singapore, 25 May, 2009  Swissôtel Merchant Court is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Yeo as  Executive Chef to lead its culinary team. With over 22 years of experience, Chef Yeo is a veteran in the culinary world. He joins Swissôtel Merchant Court to elevate the dining experience for the hotel's guests.

Prior to joining Swissôtel Merchant Court, Chef Yeo, who specializes in Local and Western cuisine, has served in the same capacity at the former Hotel Phoenix for four years managing a team of 28 chefs. His dedication in whipping up palatable local fare is unwavering. He hopes to introduce more delectable dishes so that local fans will get to enjoy an even wider variety at the Ellenborough Market Café, which is popular for its Local, International and Straits-Chinese specialties. In addition, Chef Yeo leverages on his expertise in banquets to create menus for the hotel's wedding guests as well as corporate delegates.

Chef Yeo believes in cooking from his heart, every dish is cooked with love. He is passionate in creating innovative dishes and constantly aims to achieve gastronomic works that heighten its visual appeal and please discerning palates. His philosophy is to cook every dish perfectly, just like Swissôtel's credo, "A Passion for Perfection".

Over the years, Chef Yeo worked his way through the ranks in several renowned establishments, starting from Commis Cook at Hyat Regency Hotel where he was trained in Western cuisine, to Assistant Sous Chef and eventualy, the Assistant Executive Chef at Hotel Phoenix before being promoted to Executive Chef there in 2003.

With Swissôtel Merchant Court having been awarded the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) in February this year,Chef Yeo seeks to maintain or even improve the hotel's food safety standards.

"I am happy to have Chef Andy Yeo on board and I am confident that he will work closely with our culinary and food and beverage teams to inject new insights to our popular buffet at Ellenborough Market Café and to add some of his signature dishes such as Laksa and Mee Siam, to continue the legacy. At the same time, I am sure Chef Yeo will take our diners on an epicurean adventure with his creations at Blue Potato“, said Rainer Tenius, General Manager, Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore.

The above appointment takes effect from 4, May 2009.

Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore
( Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore is right in the heart of the city centre, by the banks of historical Singapore River. The financial hub of Raffles Place, tourist attractions like China Town and the Civic District are just a stone's throw away. Entertainment hot spots such as Clarke Quay is also within close proximity. With the Clarke Quay MRT at our doorsteps. getting to the airport, major tourist attractions and shopping is now easier than ever.

Eva-Maria Panzer, 
Director Communication, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts    
Tel +41 44 317 33 22    

Also See: Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts Appoints Three to GM Posts in Asia Pacific / September 2008

Raffles International Appoints Four to Swissôtel GM Posts / September 5, 2005

Swissôtel Hotels Blending Swiss Hospitality with Local Colour at the 467 room Swissôtel Grand, Shanghai / April 2008

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