Cooking at the Peak: Interview with Rolf Knecht of Grand Hyatt Shanghai

By on March 18, 2009

From Suixuntong Learning in China. Listen to Rolf Knecht, Executive Sous Chef from the Grand Hyatt Shanghai.

One key definition of a great city is the diversity and quality of its restaurants. In recent years, Shanghai’s dining scene has seen a surge both in quantity and quality, thanks to a flock of talented chefs. Today, my guest is a Swiss who brought his skill and talent to refine the palette of the city. Rolf Knecht is the executive sous chef at Grand Hyatt Shanghai. In a country famous for large scale operations, Rolf faces the same: 16 restaurants, 250 chefs and 400-people functions. Where does he begin? (That’s why he signed on for the job.)

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