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September 29, 2017 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach has announced the appointment of Jason Palmero as the hotel’s Executive Chef, to oversee and implement the complete culinary experience at the property. This will include each of the dining venues including Bluesalt restaurant and the chic casual beachside eatery, Oceans dining & drinks, as well as the property’s in-room dining and popular function and conference catering facilities.

Palmero’s prior experience has involved working for 5-star hotels including the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort in Qatar, Kempinski Hotel & Resorts in the United Arab Emirates, the Marriott International, and more recently as Executive Chef at The Menzies Hotel in Sydney.

Originally from the Philippines, Palmero moved to Australia with the Nick’s Bar & Restaurant group in 2006, and moved on as the Executive Chef Sydney Operation with Kobe Jones at their popular Cockle Bay and The Rocks locations.

Passionate about food since he was a child, Palmero’s culinary energy was fuelled by his experience living on the family farm and his grandfather, also a chef in his time. During his childhood, Palmero was exposed to a variety of traditional techniques in the kitchen, as well as cultivation and sustainability practices that go in hand with living on a farm.

At only 14 years of age, Palmero trained at the Aloha Hotel de Manila, followed by an apprenticeship at the La Primera Catering Incorporation. At 18, he joined the Sheraton Gulf Hotel in Doha, Qatar where he was mentored by a succession of world-class chefs.

Highlights of his career included the Grand Opening of the Arraya Convention Centre by Marriott International – a luxurious, state of the art convention facility in Kuwait city. He also had the chance to represent Australia in the IACC (International Association of Conference Centre) in Chicago in 2013, where he was awarded third place against competing international chefs.

“I’m excited by the future with IHG, working with Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach’s team of young chefs and collaborating with the passionate team to bring a consistent quality of service across the hotel,” Palmero said.

“Our vision is to excite and energise our guests via their dining experiences at the hotel, with a celebration of flavour and produce. We want to bring the casual beachside essence of our location, and turn up the voltage so that each dining experience impresses through simplicity, the produce we use, and its tantalising use of flavour.”

Lost Boys Brewing host an outdoor pop-up brewery this summer at Oceans dining & drinks 

Lost Boys Brewing are the entrepreneurial team behind the microbrewery of the same name. From October 1, they will team up with Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach to host an outdoor pop-up ‘backyard brewery’ in the beachside courtyard of Oceans dining & drink, available until March 2018.

Oceans dining & drinks is located on the ground floor of the Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach – a landmark positioning directly across from the beach, ensuring a captivating ocean view all day long from the indoor and outdoor courtyard dining areas.

For a limited time, patrons can book a Lost Boys experience for an exclusive event. The special offer includes a complimentary 1-hour beer tasting, matched to the new summer menu at Oceans dining & drinks. Get up, close and personal with the boys themselves – Nick Jordan, Jake Blundell and Jose Bilbao – and hear the inspirational story behind the brand, including the boys’ tips on how they turned their bloke’s ultimate dream into a reality just on two years ago.

Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach

Address:              Cnr of Arden & Carr Street, Coogee Beach, NSW

Phone:                 02 9315 9178


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