Chef Yap Poh Weng Joins Dynasty 8 restaurant at Conrad Macao as Executive Chinese Chef
MACAO, China - Conrad Macao's Dynasty 8 restaurant has appointed Yap Poh Weng as Executive Chinese Chef. Located in Sands® Cotai Central, Dynasty 8 offers award-winning Chinese cuisine for discerning guests from all around the world. In addition to overseeing Dynasty 8, Chef Yap will also look after the Chinese banqueting kitchens for Sands® Cotai Central an integrated resort located on Macao's Cotai Strip.
Originally from Malaysia, Chef Yap has enjoyed a long culinary career spanning almost 30 years, working for many five-star luxury hotels and restaurants in Malaysia, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Macao, SAR China. During his career Chef Yap was instrumental in leading the way for fine Chinese dining including taking the helm at the legendary Chinese restaurant Yan Yu in Guangzhou, the award-winning Grand Dragon Chinese Restaurant in Hangzhou, as well as the world-famous restaurant Whampoa Club in Beijing and Shanghai.
He is one of the few master chefs that originally trained in the different varieties of dim sum making. During his time in Hangzhou, he received the honour of being named one of "China Top 50 Celebrity Chefs" for Food and Wine magazine, as well as a diamond-rated chef by both the Asian Diamond Chef Association and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. In addition, he has cooked for some of the world's leaders from China's Central Government, a British Premier, as well as an assortment of celebrated politicians from around the world, which has contributed to his rich experiences from being in the kitchens of top restaurants from all over Southeast Asia. His desire to be innovative whilst still blending traditional Chinese flavours is what makes his cuisine so sought after by discerning diners from around the world.
"We are delighted to welcome the well-respected Chef Yap Poh Weng to Dynasty 8 and Sands Cotai Central; we look forward to working with him to not only continue serving traditional Chinese cuisine from around China, but also to elevate the level of culinary excellence to build great dining memories for our guests," said Charles Newland, Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage and Director of Paiza Operations for Venetian Macau Limited.
Conrad Macao Cotai Central offers the popular Conrad Concierge mobile app, which gives global luxury travelers the ability to customize details of their hotel stay before, during, and after each visit via a smartphone or tablet. Whether it's pre-selecting bath amenities or checking-in while in-transit from the airport, guests can access a variety of features by using the app.
Conrad Macao Cotai Central participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest loyalty program where guests who book directly through www.conradhotels.com have access to benefits including the digital Conrad Concierge app and complimentary Wi-Fi at 24 Conrad hotels.
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About Conrad Macao, Cotai Central
Conrad Macao, Cotai Central is a world-class, contemporary, stylish hotel located at Sands Cotai Central, offering stylish guestrooms and suites in a 40-floor tower overlooking the Cotai Strip. Just a five-minute drive from Macau International Airport, Conrad Macao offers easy access to all parts of Macao with limousine service, plus the added convenience of complimentary shuttle buses. Conrad Macao is also connected conveniently to ferry terminals and border crossing points within a few minutes of the hotel. Take advantage of our authentic connections to Macao's cultural and heritage areas or stay entertained with direct access to restaurants and over 150 luxury brand shops at Shoppes at Cotai Central or relax at the Pool Deck or Health Club and Bodhi Spa. Conrad Macao, Cotai Central is the place to be in Macao to make your journey more inspired. For more information, please explore www.conradmacao.com.
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