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New Executive Chef for Pan Pacific Hanoi

Released at: 09:37, 25/03/2017

New Executive Chef for Pan Pacific Hanoi

Chef Simon Volante. Photo: Pan Pacific Hanoi

Brit Simon Volante brings 30 years of experience to the hotel's culinary activities.

by Thu Hoang

Pan Pacific Hanoi announced on March 24 the addition of Chef Simon Volante to the hotel’s team.

With 30 years of experience in the industry, Chef Simon has an extensive background spanning the UK, the US, and Southeast Asia. He will oversee Pacifica Restaurant and all culinary activities at the hotel.

“When your guests are very demanding, they always want the best and want to be looked after,” he said. “That’s part of the excitement. When they leave happy, you know you have delivered that kind of expectation and the team has done well.”

Chef Simon will incorporate his years of experience working in the Pacific Rim region with signature Pacific cuisine. His latest creations have been a premium High Tea package, a brand new buffet concept, and soon a new a la carte menu at Pacifica Restaurant, which promises to be a culinary experience that satisfies all guests.

His culinary career began in his homeland, the UK, where he spent eight years working his way up the ranks in luxury hotels. Working under established Michelin-star chefs in London, he was provided with valuable training and practical opportunities in French and modern British cuisine.

Twelve years in the US followed as his career flourished and he took advantage of the amazing array of ingredients and produce, absorbing all the many regional influences.

A love for Asia arose when he was travelling and he became immediately seduced by the lovely weather, nice beaches, and unique flavors and cuisine. His career move to Asia has since led him to Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia, where he discovered their distinct cultures and lifestyle. 

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