Shenzhen, China, 19 August 2013 – Chef Joris Rycken joins Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen as executive chef, bringing his rich culinary and management experience to helm the hotel’s team of over 100 chefs.
Prior to his new appointment, Chef Joris was the executive chef at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu, Philippines. He joined the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts group in 2005 as executive sous chef of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman.
Chef Jovis started his culinary career in 1991 in a luxury hotel in his hometown in the Netherlands. He became an executive chef in 2003. Spanning over 22 years, his career has taken him to Belgium, the United Arab Emirates, Sultanate Oman and Indonesia.
Chef Joris’ footprint in different countries not only improved his cooking skills, but, most importantly, he gained respect and understanding for different cultures, which have provided long-term benefits to his culinary vocation. To broaden his culinary horizon, Chef Joris is eager to absorb the strengths and advantages of different cuisines and to present guests with different flavours and tastes.
Chef Joris’ rich culinary experience and precious knowledge help him set the highest standards in culinary – from freestanding restaurants to multi-outlet hotels, from Europe to the Middle East and South East Asia.