Leigh takes Hong Kong Head Chef job

British Chef Rowley Leigh is set to take his award winning cooking to the other side of the globe at a new restaurant in Hong Kong.
Opening in October, The Continental Hong Kong is planned to be the flagship restaurant from Swire Hotels, with Leigh taking charge as its Chef and Restaurant Consultant.
His career so far has seen him proclaimed as one of the founding fathers of modern British cooking, while he has headed up various high profile restaurants in London over the past two decades including Le Café Anglais, Kensington Place and Le Poulbot, while he previously worked as an apprentice at Joe Allen and Le Gavroche.
He has also won acclaim for his cookery writing for broadsheets such as The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Telegraph.
Leigh said: “I was brought up with a French style incorporating other elements into recipes where I’d take one out and put something else in. It’s a lot French, a little Italian and a British sensibility. Everything I do is a response to the best ingredients and I just try to do justice to them.”
Based at Pacific Place, the Hong Kong restaurant’s menu is set to be wide ranging and feature various classic European dishes as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks.
Alongside the food, diners can expect to see impressive interiors from the David Colling Studio, while the restaurant’s building was designed by Thomas Heatherwick, who also created the London Olympic Cauldron.
Another legendary Chef soon to be opening a new restaurant is Albert Roux who announced that he was joining with The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course to open a new Chez Roux restaurant.
The 15 year contract will see Roux and his son Michel overseeing the eatery which will be headed by a Chef trained by the famous family.
By Owen Mckeon
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