Chef Ip Chi Cheung
Prior to joining
Island Shangri-La as the Executive Chinese Chef of Summer Palace, Chef Ip was
previously at Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong, where he held the same position at
the hotel’s Shang Palace. In the 16 years under his supervision, Shang Palace
achieved a list of significant local and international awards, including a
one-star rating in the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong
and Macau in 2009 and 2010.
In 2008, Chef
Ip was among a select few internationally-renowned chefs invited to participate
at the prestigious St. Moritz
Gourmet Festival. The annual event is a platform for creative exchange between
great master chefs and young talents from around the world.
In 2002, Summer Palace
was chosen as one of only ten “Great Hotel Restaurants” worldwide by HOTELS
commenced his apprenticeship when he was just 14 years old. After perfecting
his cooking skills in a number of notable Hong Kong
restaurants, including Yung Kee and Fook Lam Moon, Chef Ip was appointed Head Chef of the Flower Lounge Chinese Restaurant in 1987.
later he joined Aberdeen Marina Club, a premier private club operated by
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. When Island
Shangri-La opened in 1991, Chef Ip was appointed Chef Lee Keung’s right-hand
man at the hotel’s Summer