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China World Summit Wing, Beijing Appoints Johnston Ang as Executive Chef

China World Summit Wing, Beijing, a Shangri-La hotel, has appointed Johnston Ang as executive chef.  Chef Johnston will be responsible for the overall food quality standards and kitchen operations of the hotel’s four designer restaurants, lounge and bars.  He will also oversee in-room dining, as well as food and beverage banquet and catering operations.

With a wealth of experience spanning near 20 years in Malaysia and mainland China, Chef Johnston worked at Shangri-La Hotel, Tianjin as executive chef and at Kerry Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai as executive sous chef before joining China World Summit Wing, Beijing. 

A native of the state of Selangor in Malaysia, Chef Johnston started his career with Shangri La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur in 1999 at the up-market award-winning French restaurant, Lafite.  He worked his way up to be a garde manger sous chef before coming to mainland China as a Western banquet chef at Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai in 2005.  He also headed the kitchen team during the opening of China World Summit Wing, Beijing in 2010. 

Chef Johnston is also no stranger at major culinary trade shows such as the Food and Hotel Malaysia, the only international food and hospitality show in the country, where he has won Gold award for “Menu of The Day” cooking display in 2003 and being in the finals for “Golden Chef Hat Malaysia” in 2005. 

Chef Johnston is a firm believer in marrying tradition with the ever-changing trends in food and beverage. With dedication in his craft, he is committed to bring creative cuisine as well as memorable dining experience to all guests.  He said, “Cookery is not the chemistry. It is an art. It requires and taste rather than exact measurements”. 

About the China World Summit Wing, Beijing 

With unrivalled views over the city centre, China World Summit Wing, Beijing occupies the upper floors of the China World Tower, which soars 81 floors over the China World Trade Center complex in the heart of Beijing’s central business district. The hotel comprises 278 guestrooms and suites and some of the city’s high dining and entertainment destinations, with four designer restaurants, two bars and a lounge, and three exclusive venues devoted to private dining. The hotel also houses the city’s high spa retreat, CHI, The Spa, Shangri-La’s signature spa brand. 

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, currently operates over 80 deluxe hotels and resorts with a room inventory of over 35,000. Renowned for its distinctive Asian hospitality, the Company has properties in destinations of Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group’s award-winning Golden Circle loyalty programme extends to all properties of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide. For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com.

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