By Corina Tan
Part of the General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) portfolio of the world’s most exceptional luxury hotels and resorts, The Chedi is a 5-Star Resort in Muscat, Oman capturing the essence of Arabic hospitality. Where the majestic Al Hajar Mountains meet their luminous reflection in the serene waters of the Gulf of Oman, The Chedi Muscat rises amidst an elegantly landscaped twenty-one-acre garden oasis.
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GHM, renowned for internationally acclaimed luxury resorts and unrivalled lifestyle experiences at exotic destinations, proudly welcomes James Reppuhn as the new Executive Chef of The Chedi Muscat, Oman. In his new role, the versatile chef will oversee culinary operations and provide strategic counsel to reimagine the global cuisine served at eight distinctive F&B venues, including six restaurants and two lounges.
Chef Reppuhn began his professional journey at The Ritz-Carlton following extensive training in Italian, French and Modern American cuisines at the Culinary Institutes of America. He has since spent over a decade in the kitchens of notable hospitality groups across Asia Pacific, including iconic brands like Aman Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and JW Marriott. Through his reputation at Asia’s top restaurants, Chef Reppuhn was invited to serve on the International Judges Panel Culinary Competition in Southeast Asia and conferred with the Chaine Des Rostisseurs De Chine Certificate.
“I feel extremely honoured to join the celebrated culinary team at The Chedi Muscat. Our legacy of exceptional dining experiences inspires me to bring the gourmet indulgence to greater heights,” said Chef Reppuhn, who is currently getting familiar with Arabic and Levantine cuisines. “I’m excited about infusing more Asian flavours, such as Japanese Teppanyaki, Thai, Chinese and sub-Continental otherwise known as Indian cuisines, to the menus while refining the classic flavours that our guests have come to love and appreciate.”
“The Chedi Muscat enjoys critical acclaim for our exceptional hospitality excellence in Oman, and culinary pleasures played a big role in our success,” said Thomas Guss, General Manager of The Chedi Muscat. “With James’ impressive experience garnered from some of Asia’s best restaurants, we are confident that he will elevate the culinary standards at our resort. We look forward to showcasing James’ contemporary interpretation of Asian cuisine in our award-winning restaurants.”
Chef Reppuhn’s addition to the GHM family comes at an exciting time as the group celebrates its pearl anniversary this year. The group recently launched its commemorative 30th anniversary stay experiences, with specially curated dining and wellness offerings to be introduced in the months ahead.
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