NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF AT YAS VICEROY
Yas Viceroy appoints Michel Jost as Executive Chef
2nd November 2011. Yas Viceroy is delighted to announce the appointment of Michel Jost as Executive Chef, overseeing the culinary vision of the hotel’s food and beverage offerings.
Jost began his career with an apprenticeship at the Culinary School of Geneva and at the Intercontinental Hotel Geneva before assuming the position of Cook at Gerdy’s, a privately owned restaurant in Mallorca, Spain. In 1986 Michel was appointed Chef de Partie at The Cascades Hotel in South Africa.
Moving onto Continental Hotel Lausanne, Switzerland as Chef de Partie Saucier he then returned to South Africa to hold positions at Southern Sun, Sun International and Royal Swazi Sun.
More recently, Jost was Executive Chef at Hyatt International La Manga & Las Lomas, Spain, Executive Chef at Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki Regency Casino Thessaloniki, Greece and Complex Executive Chef at Astir Palace in Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece.
Reflecting on his appointment, Chef Jost commented:
“Working at an iconic hotel like the Yas Viceroy overlooking the Yas Marina Circuit has always been a dream of mine. The opportunity to work in such a unique location allows the team and I to express the culinary creativity and experience gathered from across Spain, Switzerland, South Africa and Greece. I am truly delighted to be a part of the Viceroy Hotels and Resorts family and I hope to create a new level of excitement for all our guests to experience in each and every restaurant, bar and lounge located at the hotel.”
About Viceroy Hotel Group
Viceroy Hotel Group delivers one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences that bring together provocative design and intuitive service in sought-after locations. The current portfolio of managed properties includes two luxury brands, Viceroy and The Tides. Viceroy Hotels & Resorts exemplify a passion for authentic, visionary design and personalized service. Signature Viceroy amenities and services created for the brand’s diverse business and leisure guests include dynamic dining venues featuring world-class culinary talents and destination spas specializing in health, fitness and beauty. Current Viceroy properties include hotels and resorts in Santa Monica, Palm Springs, Miami, Anguilla, Snowmass, Colorado and Yas Island in Abu Dhabi with forthcoming openings in Beverly Hills (in what is currently L’Ermitage Beverly Hills), the Maldives and Bodrum, Turkey. The Tides brand offers chic beachfront backdrops that inspire reconnection through cultural experiences delivered with style and spirit. Every Tides destination interprets indigenous cultural elements, expressed in each property’s décor, cuisine, and spa. The Tides collection includes hotels and resorts in Miami’s South Beach, Mexico’s Riviera Maya and Zihuatanejo, as well as upcoming developments on St. Lucia in the Caribbean, which is currently operating as Jalousie Plantation. The Urban Retreat Collection includes Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills, Maison 140 in Beverly Hills, and Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica.