New Executive Chef

New Executive Chef

28 Feb 2022

Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai Appoints New Executive Chef

Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mr Andrea Magnano as Executive Chef.

Mr Andrea Magnano was born in Italy. He started his career as a steward at the age of 13, with the goal of becoming a chef. He now joins Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai with over 29 years of experience in the kitchens of five-star hotels and fine-dining establishments on five continents throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. His extensive culinary experience and passion as a chef put him in an ideal position to lead the renowned team of chefs at the hotel.


  • Winner of the IFS Cooking Contest 2019
  • Best New Western Outlet in Central China 2019 by Changsha Government
  • Best Hotel Western Outlet in Guangzhou by Star City 2016
  • Guest Chef of the Italian World Culinary Summit in Hong Kong 2010 & 2012

With the advantage of speaking four major languages – English, Italian, Spanish and French – and his diverse culinary knowledge, Chef Andrea can easily communicate with a wider audience, giving optimal suggestions and guest service as needed.

Mr Mark Kirk, General Manager, said: “We are extremely pleased that Chef Andrea has come to Grand Kempinski and are very confident that, with his rich operational experience, he will add many beautiful performances and much value to our property. Please join me in congratulating Andrea on his new assignment in Shanghai and in wishing him the best of luck and success in his new role.”