Born in Sydney, Australia, Ben completed his chef qualifications in 2004. Sydney’s food culture has benefited greatly from its diverse ethnic influences, giving him the opportunity to gain extensive experience in creating international styles of cuisine, which, in turn, provides him with the knowledge to cater to a diverse range of tastes.
Ben started his cooking career in 2004 as chef de partie at the "Bayswater Brasserie" in Sydney, Australia. After that, he travelled to Canada and worked in the same position at the "Fuze Finer Dining" Indian restaurant and "Le Latini" Italian restaurant. Ben was most recently head chef at "Eschalot", the most awarded modern French restaurant in the southern highlands of Australia.
"My love for Asian cuisine and culture has always made me want to live and work in Asia. To work in Vietnam is a great opportunity for me to travel and learn about the Vietnamese culture and food," said Ben.
Park Hyatt Saigon was voted "World’s Best Hotel Asia" in the 13th Annual World’s Best Awards Readers’ Survey conducted by Travel + Leisure, the leading US luxury travel and lifestyle magazine. In 2008, Park Hyatt Saigon was also voted "Best Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City" for the third consecutive year by DestinAsian magazine, Asia’s leading luxury travel and lifestyle publication, as well as "Best Luxury Hotel" by the TripAdvisor travel community. Business Traveller Asia Pacific magazine named Park Hyatt Saigon the "Best Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City" in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
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Le Ho Thanh Phuong (Ms.)
Marketing Communications Manager
Park Hyatt Saigon
Phone: +84 8 3824 1234 Facsimile: +84 8 3823 7569