Newly appointed Executive Chef, Syaiful Bahri

Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta announces the appointment of Chef Syaiful Bahri as Executive Chef. Born in Jakarta and raised in an original Betawi family, the native ethnicity of Jakarta, he has always been fascinated by the art of culinary which has defined his career.

Chef Syaiful has discovered the richness of flavours from many different cultures of Indonesia and travelled the world to broaden his skills in the culinary world. In 2007, Chef Syaiful relocated to Abu Dhabi, UAE where he became Head Chef for the first time of his career journey. In 2009, he decided to dedicate his skills and expertise to his home country, Indonesia. He has been working for several Marriott International properties since then, with The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan, JW Marriott Hotel Medan, and now Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta.

“It is an honour to be joining Keraton at The Plaza family, lead the entire culinary team and curate exceptional epicurean experiences to our guests. Through my 20 years’ experience in culinary, I will bring an innovative authentic cuisines to this hotel associated with high standards of service and quality,” says Chef Syaiful of his new appointment.

Chef Syaiful leads all the food and beverage outlets in the hotel including La Moda, a stand-alone restaurant located at Plaza Indonesia that under the management of Keraton at The Plaza. Fascinated with the use of local ingredients and enhancing their true flavours, he brings traditional cuisines to a new level and keeps his dishes simple yet elevated with elegance.

In his new capacity, Chef Syaiful will showcase his extensive knowledge of food preparation and pairing with the best quality ingredients and contemporary South East Asian cuisines to express his talent and passion in order to enhance the dining experience for all guests.

About Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection® Hotel
Inspired by the Javanese word for “palace,” Keraton at The Plaza is a distinct and intimate luxury hotel offering a unique, modern interpretation of the rich Indonesian culture. Rising from the 8th to the 22nd floors of the Keraton building, Keraton at The Plaza is ideally located in the heart of Jakarta on Jalan Thamrin, a prestigious address that includes embassies, corporate headquarters, museums and Jakarta’s high-end shopping and entertainment complex, Plaza Indonesia. Keraton at The Plaza offers 140 spacious guest rooms and suites, including four sumptuous Keraton suites more than 135sqm each. Ranging in size from 61 – 140sqm, each guest room and suite is a haven of Javanese luxury, offering an open floor design with spectacular views of downtown Jakarta through floor-to-ceiling windows. With interior design by SCDA Singapore and the Burega Farnell, the sleek décor of Keraton at The Plaza is inspired by the diversity of Indonesia’s geography and culture, with splashes of color, rich woods, and intricate Batik floral patterns. Artworks displayed throughout the hotel are commissioned to Hadiprana, a famous Indonesian interior designer.

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