August Honoured at the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards Night in Singapore

Meanwhile, Hans is a true chef at heart. His love for cooking started at home, his mother loved to bake, and he would usually observe her while she baked. Hans then went on to study at Taylor University in Kuala Lumpur, majoring in Basic Foundation French Cuisine for two years before continuing his studies at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

While living in the United States, Hans polished his cooking skills by working at various top-notch restaurants in New York and Chicago. After returning to Indonesia, Hans joined the team at VIEW at Fairmont Hotel Jakarta as Chef de Cuisine. During his three-year stint at VIEW, Hans steered the team to win multiple restaurant awards, establishing himself as one of the city’s up and coming chefs.

About August

August is the brainchild of Hans Christian, a skilful chef and Budi Cahyadi, a seasoned hotelier and F&B professional. Located at the Sequis Tower building in the Sudirman Central Business District, Jakarta, August debuted in November 2021, the duo chose to name their restaurant August to reflect their goals of it being respected and impressive, as the word august means.

Budi and Hans have created a brand-new dining space that is elegant but not intimidating to patrons. The restaurant offers a unique culinary experience with a DNA firmly connected to modern technique with a touch of Indonesian flavours.


Sequis Tower, Ground Floor #03-02
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 71, Jakarta 12190 Email: [email protected]

About the American Express One To Watch Award

The winner of the American Express One To Watch Award is selected by the 50 Best team based on the votes of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, along with specific feedback and editorial criteria identifying a restaurant considered a rising star in the culinary scene. No sponsor has any influence on the voting process.

About the award sponsor: American Express

American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. American Express has always looked to provide Card Members with exceptional access to exclusive experiences, rich rewards and superior services across a variety of passion points, including dining.

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