The Murray, Hong Kong, proudly introduces Emiliano Bernasconi as the newly appointed Executive Chef and Paolo Tolleretti as Chef de Cuisine at Popinjays, elevating the menus to a new level.
As a native Italian, Chef Emiliano Bernasconi has been dedicated to the hotel and culinary field for more than 30 years. He has worked in many Michelin-starred restaurants and has led the opening team in many luxury hotels, along with big names that include Pierre Gagnaire, Heston Blumenthal and Alain Ducasse.
Before joining The Murray, Hong Kong as the hotel’s Executive Chef overseeing the culinary team and kitchen operations of five food and beverage outlets, Emiliano worked for many renowned hotels and established dining outlets in properties, such as The St. Regis Jakarta, Niccolo Suzhou, Jing An Shangri-La West Shanghai, Lebua Hotels & Resorts in Bangkok, Armani Hotels in Dubai and Milan, Four Seasons Golf Club in Dubai and Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf in London.
Inspired to bring out the best of premium ingredients and seasonal specialties, Emiliano believes that the essence of a great dish comes from the chef’s immense dedication, as well as attention to detail and quality. For Emiliano, the quest for perfection never stops. “It is my passion to innovate and improve recipes that are already great, and create unforgettable dining experiences for my guests,” he says.