Dane Clouston appointed as Executive Chef at Puli Hotel and Spa, Shanghai
Hong Kong, May 19th, 2008 ------- Celebrated chef, Dane Clouston has been appointed Executive Chef at the ground-breaking PuLi Hotel and Spa which opens later this year and is set to be Shanghai’s first luxury “urban resort”.
New Zealand-born Dane joins The PuLi from the award-winning restaurant OPIA at the Philippe Starck-designed boutique hotel, JIA Hong Kong. Under his tenure, OPIA received many accolades, including being named among the prestigious Conde Nast “Hot Tables” annual list, as well as being cited among Hong Kong’s best restaurants by Harpers Bazaar, South China Morning Post and Tatler. OPIA was also named among the top best new restaurants in the world by Wallpaper magazine.
Dane trained under the guidance of celebrated chef, Teage Ezard at his eponymous Ezard in Melbourne, Australia. He is committed to developing his knowledge of contemporary cuisine by honing his already extensive skills through travel and food tasting experiences, demonstrating passion and commitment that will prove essential for his new role at The PuLi Hotel and Spa, where he will head up the hotel’s signature restaurant, Jing’ An.
“My approach at PuLi will be to design a modular style menu, enabling guests to explore new tastes and textures that will combine different preparations and cooking methods,” he says.