Roxanne Castillo, The New Chef de Cuisine @ Satoo

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Restaurant_Rosso (Italian)SATOO, the international open-kitchen buffet at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta introduces Roxanne Castillo as its new chef de cuisine, August 2014.

 

She will be in charge of the restaurant’s kitchen operations and lead over 70 chefs.  With her new role, she will bring more live cooking to the restaurant’s buffet station. “SATOO is a show kitchen and there has to be more action cooking, more a la minute cooking with more fresh options,” said the lovely chef.

 

Before joining Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta as chef de cuisine of SATOO, she was chef de cuisine at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila.  She first joined the Shangri-La family in 2009 at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Philippines.

 

Chef Roxanne comes from a family of foodies.  Her childhood was filled with great family feasts every Sunday. This experience has nurtured her love for culinary art and inspired her to be a chef.

 

She went to a culinary school in Culinary Institute of America and trained in the Philippines’ well-known kitchens and restaurants. One really significant experience for her was training in the kitchen led by Chef Rolando Laudico, one of the top chefs in the Philippines.

 

For her, in a field mostly dominated by males, she is blessed with more patience and firmness as a woman to help her advance in her career.  The minute she entered the culinary world, she knew she always wanted to be an executive chef.  That is why Chef Roxanne never stopped learning and always tried to keep abreast with culinary trends.

 

As a Filipino, the young chef grew up with the rich and versatile Filipino cuisine.  However, the more she was exposed to the kitchen environment, she has started leaning more to cook with healthier options.

 

Chef Roxanne does not box herself to a certain type of cuisine.  She likes to be creative and play with ingredients to create an exquisite cuisine. “Being in the kitchen is my element, because I enjoy every single moment I’m in it,” said Chef Roxanne.

 

For reservations and information, please call (62 21) 2939 9562 or access the website at www.shangri-la.com/jakarta/shangrila/dining.