A charming and personable young Indonesian National who loves to travel, Chef Reza has 13 years of international experience, in Asia, the United States and the Middle East.
He started his culinary career in the pastry section at the Ambhara Hotel in Jakarta in 2001. His international career began in 2003 when he moved to Dubai with the pre-opening team at Four Seasons Hotel & Resort Doha and at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Dubai as a Commis Chef. In 2008 he moved to the United States to take a role as Chef De Partie at Le Meritage at Maison Dupuy Hotel New Orleans, before returning to Asia as Sous Chef at Banyan Tree Hotel & Resort Bintan. The Middle East beckoned once again and he worked as the Madeleine Café & Boulangerie (an upscale traditional French Restaurant) at The Address Dubai Mall Hotel before moving to the Lumiere at Bellevue Jeddah. He returned to the Banyan Tree Hotel & Resort Bintan as Executive Sous Chef in 2014. His most recent role prior to joining Shinta Mani Hotels was Executive Sous Chef at the Hideaway Beach Maldives Resort & Spa.
“I love to cook modern cuisine and incorporate the influence of the country where I’m working into my food. I am excited to work in Cambodia with Shinta Mani Hotels and to combine their fresh, seasonal local ingredients and flavours into my cuisine to give our guests a gastronomic experience they will remember,” said Chef Reza.