Jakarta, Indonesia, April 2013 Grand Hyatt Jakarta congratulates its outstanding chefs for winning ‘Overall Best Team’ at the 9th Indonesian Salon Culinaire at the Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran on 10-13 April 2013. Held concurrently with the 12th Food & Hotel Exhibition Indonesia, the 9th Indonesian Salon Culinaire is an exciting artistic competition showcasing skills, creativity, expertise of chefs and apprentices in the industry. As members of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) and in order to assist and improve the standard of culinary fare in Indonesia, a number of WACS-certified judges were flown in to judge the competition.
Thirty-two chefs from Grand Hyatt Jakarta participated in 25 classes of competition, with 20 of them being awarded 5 silver medals, 15 bronze medals and 5 diplomas:

Silver Medals:
1. Zaenal Arifin – Plated Dessert Indonesian Flavour
2. Zaenal Abidin – Individual Ice Carving
3. Chiko Kiki Fonia – Tabasco Seafood Challenge
4. Sitka Alaska – Tabasco Seafood Challenge
5. Chiko Kiki Fonia – Unilever Inspiring Hot Cooking Challenge

Bronze Medals:
1. Heru Setiawan – Dress The Cake
2. Danil Ridwan – Bread Showpiece
3. Heru Setiawan – Pastry Showpiece
4. Surtia – Plated Dessert Indonesian Flavor
5. Rodjali & Yofani – Nusantara Lesehan
6. Mario Libreght Aipassa – 5-Course Set Dinner Menu Fine Dining
7. Bowo Sarwono – Indonesian Family Hot Cooking (Live)
8. Chiko Kiki Fonia – Indonesian Family Hot Cooking (Live)
9. Haddy Afrianto – Unilever Inspiring Hot Cooking Challenge
10. Suhartono – US Potato Challenge
11. Chiko Kiki Fonia – US Potato Challenge
12. Imron Sobrita – Tabasco Seafood Challenge
13. Suhartono – Tabasco Seafood Challenge
14. Jannes Paruhum Siahaan & Hendry – Bocuse D’Or Asia 2014
15. Debora Anjali – Pasta Culinary Junior Challenge

1. Abaraham Alex – Petit Four or Pralines
2. Didiet Prakoso – Plated Dessert Live
3. Ajat Sudrajat – Fusion Sushi Plater with Japanese Display
4. Sitka Alaska – US Potato Challenge
5. Jannes Paruhum Siahaan & Mario Libreght Aipassa – Australian Beef Challenge

The above achievements helped Grand Hyatt Jakarta win ‘Overall Best Team’ in this culinary competition. Executive Chef Rolf Knecht said “This is the first time we have had such great success. I am proud of the achievements the team made in this prestigious competition and they are a great asset to the hotel. I hope they keep up the good work and remain culinary stars, not only in such competitions, but in our guests’ hearts.”

About Grand Hyatt Jakarta
Grand Hyatt Jakarta opened its doors in March 1991, coinciding with the successful “Visit Indonesia Year”. Strategically located in the heart of Indonesia’s capital, Grand Hyatt Jakarta is surrounded by office buildings that are home to international companies, embassies and government offices. Offering a dynamic lifestyle for both business and leisure travellers, the hotel is conveniently nestled in an integrated complex of luxurious residential and office towers, adjacent to the Plaza Indonesia shopping centre and the eX Entertainment Centre, where guests can indulge in luxury brand shopping and various dining experiences. The hotel offers 428 guestrooms, including 36 suites, with award-winning facilities and services, as well as six restaurants and a bar, nine function rooms, the Grand Ballroom with a total capacity of 2,000 guests and Onfive, the only residential event facility in the city, ideal for social and corporate VVIP clients. For more information, please visit www.jakarta.grand.hyatt.com.

About Grand Hyatt® Hotels
Grand Hyatt hotels provide luxurious accommodation, dramatic architecture and state-of-the-art technology in major gateway cities and resort destinations. Sophisticated global travellers stay in these hotels to experience extraordinary restaurants, bars, spas and fitness centres, as well as comprehensive business and meeting facilities.

Contact :
Viana Igah
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +62 21 2992 1234, 5020 1234
E-mail: viana.igah@hyatt.com


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