Hilton Hanoi Opera Appoints New Executive Head Chef

22 Jan 2018

Roxanne Castillo Appointed New Executive Chef

For Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi

Talented Asian chef is first female cluster executive chef in Vietnam-based Hilton hotels

Roxanne Castillo_1HANOI, Vietnam – (January 17, 2018) – Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi today announced the appointment of Roxanne Castillo as its new Cluster Executive Chef, overseeing all facets of the kitchens to deliver exceptional culinary experience at both hotels.

“Roxanne is a creative and talented chef who comes with outstanding culinary experience and I am thrilled to welcome her on board,” said Andrew Nisbet, cluster general manager, Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi. “Joining us from Hilton Kuala Lumpur, her appointment underscores our commitment to create meaningful opportunities for our Team Members and with her leadership and flair for originality, I highly anticipate that our hotels will deliver more extraordinary culinary experiences to our guests.”

Roxanne brings with her 18 years of culinary experience to her new role in Hanoi. As the Executive Sous Chef at Hilton Kuala Lumpur previously, she was responsible for managing 10 stellar restaurants and bars, as well as catering for the meetings and events at the flagship property. While delivering consistently high quality of food and service, she also a played a critical role in training and coaching a brigade of more than 200 chefs working at the hotel.

On her move to Vietnam, Roxanne shared, “My passion for food has led me to places in my career. Being in Hanoi and joining the fantastic team at Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi is a tremendous opportunity for me to learn, and grow my knowledge about food. I am excited and I really look forward to discovering new culinary experiences, particularly Vietnamese produce and cuisine.”

The appointment of Roxanne Castillo as the new Executive Chef bears testament to the hotels’ commitment to creating meaningful opportunities for team members while fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Prior to Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Roxanne accumulated a raft of knowledge while holding positions in Edsa Shangri-La Manila, Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta and Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa. She was a Kitchen Team Leader at the World Economic Forum Conference 2015, South African Summit 2015, as well as the United States Secretary of State’s Visit to Jakarta in 2015. Roxanne received a Bachelor Degree in Culinary from the American Hospitality Academy in 2005. She later chose the Culinary Institute of America Greystone to pursue her specialization in wine and food.


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