The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Jiro Ho Chia Wei as Chef De Cuisine of the resort and its cosmopolitan restaurant, Tide. A culinary veteran, he brings more than a decade of hospitality experience to the 222-room-and-villa luxury resort, and aims to transform Tide’s dining offerings with his skills and passion.
“We are delighted to welcome Chef Jiro as chef de cuisine for The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa,” said Hotel Manager, Rajiv Kapoor. “Our focus on developing a new menu for Tide will be further enhanced by his enthusiasm and creativity in the kitchen. I am certain our guests will relish in his new creations’
In his role as Chef De Cuisine, Chef Jiro will lead all culinary endeavors, heading day-to-day operations of Tide. Furthermore, he will also be responsible for developing and executing inspired new recipes and menus befitting Westin brand. Chef Jiro will also train and manage the culinary team to maximize their potential.
“I am looking forward to blending my love of fresh and locally sourced ingredients in Langkawi with the various techniques I have acquired in my experience. With our new wholesome menu, I think we have struck the balance of creativity and delicacy,” said Chef Jiro.
Prior to joining The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, he served as Chef De Cuisine at The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort Langkawi, as well as at DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur, and The Westin Kuala Lumpur, where he started as Chef De Partie and eventually moved up through the ranks.
One of his signature dishes is Land and Sea Combination of Half Grilled Lobster with Char Grilled Black Angus Prime Beef Tenderloin, served with Asian-style couscous and buttered asparagus.
Tide, the resort’s cosmopolitan restaurant, surrounded by stunning views of the glimmering Andaman Sea and nearby isles. Here, guests will find beloved flavours from all corners of the globe, from Mediterranean cuisine, pizza and pasta to the freshest of seafood and inventive platters of authentic Malaysian fare. Magnificent sunset over the sea is the icing on the cake, making Tide an ideal place for couples to enjoy a romantic beachfront dinner, as well as for families to have a cozy dinner.
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