A brief biography of Executive Sous Chef John Brock as quoted from the Press Release :
Oct 21, 2009 – The newly redeveloped Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang has appointed John Brock as Executive Sous Chef to head its new beach front restaurant (formerly Sigi’s By the Sea) and also assume complete responsibility for the resort’s western culinary offerings. Prior to joining Golden Sands Resort, Brock, a New Zealand native was Sous Chef at Shangri-La The Marina’s Tides Restaurant in Cairns, Australia, where he started his career with the Shangri-La Group.
Brock’s significant culinary experience includes stints in the United Kingdom and France. He started his European adventure in Cambridge, United Kingdom as Chef de Partie Pastry for the two-Michelin star Midsummer House, followed by a stint as Head Chef for the Hotel Touring in Valloire, France.
Preceding his European work experience, Brock started his career as a Demi Chef De Partie at the Crowne Plaza’s Victoria Street Café in Christchurch, New Zealand. There, he started honing his culinary skills before moving on to neighboring Australia for a new challenge as a Demi Chef De Partie at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne. Within a short time, Brock gained promotion to Chef De Partie upon his move to the Stokehouse Restaurant in St. Kilda Beach, Melbourne
Born and raised in Wanganui, located on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island, Brock completed his secondary education at the Wanganui Collegiate School before enrolling at the Wanganui Polytechnic where he obtained diplomas in Culinary Arts and Patisserie.
Thank you to Sulieman, Andrew, Aimee and the management of Golden Sands Resort for hosting this food tasting session. I love heading over to the new beach front restaurant when it is open to try out the rest of the dishes by Chef John.
The new bar and grill restaurant will be offering a wide variety of barbequed and grilled meats as well as seafood, wood fire pizza, Asian and local cuisines and also serving some best-selling dishes of Peppino’s (former Italian restaurant at Golden Sands). The restaurant bar will have a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage for pre and post dinner drinks.
The hotel is currently under refurbishment and is already ninety percent completed.The facade of the hotel with its surroundings…
Sprawling garden lushly landscaped with trees and flora
Newly decor and settings for the lobby lounge
Golden Sands Resort
Batu Feringgi Beach
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