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The Hong Kong Club's Executive Chef, Stefan Leitner, Wins "Golden Cloche" Award 2017

2017-05-19 17:46

HONG KONG and VIENNA, May 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels management is delighted to announce that The Hong Kong Club's Executive Chef, Stefan Leitner, has won the coveted "Golden Cloche" Award 2017. This is the highest culinary honour given to chefs working outside of their native Austria.

Stefan Leitner, Executive Chef of The Hong Kong Club
Stefan Leitner, Executive Chef of The Hong Kong Club

Organised by Der Gastronomy Club Wien and the Chamber of Commerce in Austria, the award was presented to Chef Leitner at a glamorous award ceremony in Vienna at the Parkhotel Schönbrunn. Past honorees include Heinz Reitbauer, a 2-star Michelin Chef, and Chef of the Century Eckart Witzigmann from the Gault Millau guide. Other world-renowned European Michelin-starred chefs Hans Haas and Dieter Koschina have been awarded this title in the past.

"I am pleased, honoured and humbled to accept this award and to join past recipients who I have long admired and respected from the start of my career," said Chef Leitner. "I believe that the best cuisine relies on the best products and simplicity, and this is the approach that has enabled me to win this award."

Chef Leitner started his career 18 years ago as an apprentice at a small countryside restaurant in Austria. He moved to Vienna in 2003 where he worked under the tutelage of top Michelin-starred chefs including Chef Reinhard Gerer, Chef Leonard Cernko and Chef Heinz Reitbauer, and later worked with the Ritz Carlton Group in Russia, the US and China. He joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels in 2013 as Executive Sous Chef at the Hong Kong Club and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2015.

"This is a great honour for Hong Kong as it showcases the diverse cuisine that we have in this city. It is a prestigious award and we are proud of the recognition it brings to Chef Leitner's work at The Hong Kong Club, where we employ an incredibly talented and innovative culinary team, offering the best of classic and contemporary cuisine to guests and visitors," said Hong Kong Club General Manager, Mr Olaf Born.

The Hong Kong Club was established in 1846 and is managed by The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, owner and operator of The Peninsula Hotels.

About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)

Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula Bangkok, The Peninsula Manila, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, and The Peninsula Paris. Projects under development include The Peninsula London, The Peninsula Yangon and The Peninsula Istanbul. The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and St. John's Building in Hong Kong; The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 1-5 Grosvenor Place in London, UK, and 21 avenue Kléber in Paris, France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California; Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services which includes The Hong Kong Club, The Hong Kong Bankers' Club and Butterfields; Peninsula Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.

For further information on this release, please contact:

Lynne Mulholland

Lilian Lau

Director, Corporate Affairs

Manager, Corporate Affairs

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

Tel: (852) 2840 7152

Tel: (852) 2840 7743



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