Alila Jakarta has announced the appointments of Executive Chef, Tom Drange
and Director of Sales, Hotmida Petra Sari
Online PR News – 22-October-2012 – Indonesia – Tom Drange, Executive Chef
Drange, a 43-year old Norwegian national, brings over 20 years of extensive cooking experience with postings throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle-east with a recent stint at the prestigious Torch hotel in Doha.
As a highly regarded chef with a proven international track record, Drange will head Alila's four food and beverage outlets and executive lounge. “The plan is not to steer too from its current and successful gastronomic formula by offering fresh, quality ingredients with cooking approach that’s uncomplicated and balanced, yet creative and with a few surprises of my own,” said Drange.
This Jakarta hotel’s (http://www.alilahotels.com/jakarta) Chinese bistro, Shanghai Storm attracts a dedicated following with its lively open kitchen of local gourmands for its authentic “Bund-style” cuisine including dishes like dim sum and La Mian noodles, which are signature dishes at the hotel. Jakarta’s (http://www.alilahotels.com/jakarta/rooms-suites) popular “buzz” restaurant at Alila Jakarta features a confluence of regional Indonesian fare and “best from the West,” menu, an eatery praised for its consistent quality and variety.
“We have an appreciative audience who dine at our tables, from sophisticated Jakartans to our loyal international guests; and this is what gets me up in the morning, knowing that our venues are frequented by people who simple recognize great food,” said Drange.
Hotmida Petra Sari, Director of Sales
With eight years in hotel sales and brand positioning with such international chains as the Marriott, Hilton and Sheraton hotels, Hotmida Petra Sari brings a set of fresh skills and industry knowledge to the Alila Jakarta. “Joining the team is a thrill for me as I have forever admired the property for its abstract-minimalist interiors and functional office space, fabulous spa and restaurants, and location,” said Sari. The Jakarta native, who holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and an additional diploma in tourism and hospitality, with training in the “art of strategy and negotiation,” is well versed for the position.
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