Chef De Cuisine Hiromi Yonekawa
Chef Hiromi has travelled around the world in his 30 years as a chef. His culinary escapades have taken him to countries as diverse as France, Germany, UAE and China. His love for the culinary life began at the age of 15, when he enrolled at Osaka Abeno Tsuki Cooking College. Here, he learnt the importance of flavours, aromas and fresh ingredients, which set him on the path to becoming a chef with a specialty in sushi and sashimi. When you visit 19 Oriental Avenue, be sure to say hello to Chef Hiromi, a multilinguist who speaks English, French and, of course, Japanese. He loves wine and is an expert in pairing French wines with his cuisine.
Chef David Leung
Chef David Leung, of Hong Kong, has more than 30 years of culinary experience. He is the newest addition to our award-winning Asian restaurant 19 Oriental Avenue. He has worked his culinary magic at several award-winning restaurants in Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea and Sri-Lanka. He is inspired by his travel experiences and has developed his own unique combination of tastes and culinary aesthetics. Specialising in Cantonese cuisine, Chef David is well known for his seafood dishes and signature creations such as braised Australian lobster, baked diced chicken and sautéed fillet of pomfret. Dignitaries from around the world have experienced Chef David's ultimate food journey and he has received appreciation from the presidents of China, Sri-Lanka and Philippines, as well as Thai Royalty.
Chef Naphaphak Prompaksa
Naphaphak Prompaksa, or Tam, as she prefers to be called, is an art lover and avid traveller.
Aspiring to be a teacher since childhood, destiny had something else in store for her. With a degree in accounts under her belt, she chose to follow her heart and her true calling – to be a chef.
After graduating from the famous Thai culinary school Vajiravudh College in Bangkok, her tryst with cooking started with a stint at the Royal Thai Consulate in India.
This newfound love took her to different parts of the world. Always driven by the belief that Thai cuisine should be accurately showcased outside of Thailand, she set out on one culinary adventure after another.
She has worked her magic at renowned hotels around the world, including Grand Hyatt Doha. Her journeys around the world finally brought her to Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, New Delhi, where she brings her special magic to the Thai kitchen of our award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant, 19 Oriental Avenue.
A mistress of spices with more than a decade of culinary experience, she is an adept juggler of flavours. Chef Tam brings Thailand to New Delhi with each meal she cooks.