The Okura Prestige Bangkok is delighted to announce the appointment of Alvaro Roa as Executive Chef, effective 1 June 2018. The Spaniard joins the senior management team at The Okura Prestige Bangkok from The Peninsula Hotel Bangkok where he worked for two years as Executive Sous Chef.

Chef Roa’s impressive career began in Europe and he has spent almost 16 years honing his culinary skills at leading establishments in Ireland, the UK, Spain, Mexico, Chile, the UAE and China. His culinary journey has included stints at Park Hyatt Villa Magna Madrid, Spain, Grand Hyatt Santiago, Chile and Kempinski Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, prior to his move to the Far East as Chef de Cuisine at Calypso Shangri-la Jing-An, Shanghai.

New Executive Chef Joins The Okura Prestige Bangkok

Commenting on the appointment, Edward E. Snoeks, The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s General Manager, said, “Chef Roa’s impressive background and his extensive experience bring a new dimension to our Food and Beverage offerings. He is an extremely talented chef with the all-important combination of five-star culinary experience and excellent management skills.”

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