SINGAPORE – Set to open in October 2017, the new Andaz Singapore is pleased to announce the appointment of Soren Lascellesas the hotel's Executive Chef. In his role, Soren will oversee all culinary operations, from events and catering to each of the four drinking and dining outlets of the hotel.
"I have always had a great admiration for Singapore's unique culture and cuisine since first visiting in 2002. Fifteen years on, I'm still constantly inspired by this dynamic city and thrilled to be introducing the inspiring Andaz brand to South-east Asia from this destination," says Soren.
An adventurous chef who first embarked on his culinary voyage at the age of 17, Soren began his career with multi-award-winning restaurant Banc in Sydney, and at two established Michelin-starred restaurants in London, Nahm and The Ledbury. Prior to joining Andaz Singapore, he served as Executive Sous Chef at Grand Hyatt Singapore, and began his career with Hyatt Hotels Corporation at Park Hyatt Saigon where he worked as chef de cuisine at Square One.
Soren has been awarded several international accolades, including the 2010 Electrolux Young Chef award in Australia and receiving the Acqua Panna People's Choice Award at the 2011 Venice World Cooking Cup.
Having received his training in classical French cuisine, Soren will also bring along the extensive experience obtained from his work in independent fine-dining restaurants to both local Singaporean and international guests.
The energetic chef's interests out of the kitchen always bring him back to food and beverages. Apart from dabbling in golf, he obtains inspiration from his culinary travels through Europe and Asia – making full use of his favourite hashtag "#MakanHard".
Andaz Singapore will bring stimulating new experiences to this internationally acclaimed city, immersing guests in the eclectic districts of Kampong Glam and Bugis. The premium downtown property will offer 342 guestrooms, including 26 luxury suites; residential-style event venues with floor-to-ceiling windows and loft kitchens; the only rooftop bar in the downtown area with 360-degree views; and a street-dining-in-the-sky food and beverage concept at Alley on 25.