New Director Of Culinary For Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

Kuala Lumpur, 5 September 2021 Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara is delighted to announce the appointment of Roland Hamidouche as the hotel’s new Director of Culinary.

Born and raised in Paris Chef Roland brings over 20 years of culinary experience from across well establish properties in France, England, Ireland, and Malaysia, he is a seasoned and results-driven culinarian with extensive experience encompassing five-star hotels and Michelin star restaurants.  He has an intense passion for cooking with strengths in a wide range of international cuisines, pastry and kitchen management.  Chef Roland is set to enhance the hotel’s entire gastronomic success with the creation of new explorations into flavours, textures and history.

Prior to leading the team at Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, Roland served at the Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur which allowed him to particularly use the beautiful ingredients that Malaysia has to offer. He ventured out in discovery of Malaysia sourcing products from Sarawak and developed a relationship with the local fisherman for sustainable seafood.

Reporting to General Manager George Koumendakos, Chef Roland is responsible for overseeing all culinary craftsmanship across five incredible dining outlets – Kwee Zeen, Le Bar, Wan Chan Ting, Nizza, Pool and Bar, as well as the banqueting facilities.

“I am truly thrilled to be taking the lead at the iconic Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara hotel and I am looking forward to combine the timeless elegance of the hotel with my fresh take on French fare, to introduce guests to a totally unique high quality food concept that will keep people talking about the hotel venue.” said Chef Roland.

When he is not in the kitchen, Chef Roland lives an active outdoor lifestyle, and enjoys exploring the diversity of fishing and beautiful natural landscapes. Food and wine are true passions, and he genuinely enjoys expanding his knowledge and experiencing new culinary experiences and cultures.

About Sofitel

Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is an ambassador of modern French style, culture and art-de-vivre around the world. Established in 1964, Sofitel is the first international luxury hotel brand to originate from France with over 120 chic and remarkable hotels in the world’s most sought after destinations. Sofitel exudes a refined and understated sense of modern luxury, always blending a touch of French decadence with the very best of the locale. The Sofitel collection includes such notable hotels as Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg, Sofitel London St James, Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema, Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour and Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. Sofitel is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique and meaningful experiences in 4,800 hotels, resorts, and residences across 100 countries.  

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