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Hotel Indonesia Appoints New Executive Sous Chef

Jakarta, 4 November 2015 – Hotel Indonesia Kempinski is proud to announce the appointment of Marius Ackermann as its new executive sous chef. Marius joins an already established team of culinary professionals in this renowned five-star heritage hotel.

An enthusiastic home chef from a young age, 32-year-old Marius always knew he would carve out a career in cooking professionally. And so he did, spending more than 15 years at top Michelin-starred restaurants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK. And in those 15 years, he developed his own unique style and attitude towards the culinary arts.

Marius firmly believes that a good chef is flexible, not stiff and dogmatic, when it comes to recipes and menus. For him, the customer is king. “I don’t get too hung up on the finer points of recipes and menus. I consider myself very adaptable and focus only on taste, which is, after all, what guests want.”

And knowing what guests wants helped Marius achieve a very respectable career catering for high-profile banquets in honour of the King of Saudi Arabia and then some 50,000 people for the Ramadan feast and royal weddings in his last post at the Rosewood Hotel in Saudi Arabia.

He’s also no stranger to the management of Hotel Indonesia Kempinski. “Having worked with Chef Marius before, I am confident that he will bring his knowledge and expertise to assist our Executive Chef Mathias Olsson in overseeing our eight F&B operations as well as our large wedding and convention businesses,” said General Manager Alex Pichel.

Whilst Marius’ comfort food focuses on traditional German cooking, the skills, passion and creative approach he brings to Hotel Indonesia Kempinski will ensure that the hotel continues to provide guests and visitors with high-quality, five-star international food at all its outlets.

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