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  Park Hyatt Tokyo appoints new Chef De Cuisine, Steffan Heerdt, at New York Grill

Chef De Cuisine, Steffan Heerdt

Iconic five-star hotel announces experienced German chef to head up popular rooftop restaurant

The iconic luxury hotel, Park Hyatt Tokyo, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steffan Heerdt as Chef de Cuisine of the hotel’s famed restaurant, New York Grill & Bar. Dramatically perched on the 52nd floor of the hotel, New York Grill offers stunning views of the city of Tokyo through floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and a delectable menu featuring a wide selection of prime quality Japanese beef and fresh vegetables, locally sourced and grilled to perfection.

Born and bred in the German countryside, Chef Steffan’s passion for cooking came at an early age. His grandmother taught him how to cook using fresh ingredients from their garden, and by the time he was 16, he had already received an apprenticeship at Crowne Plaza Hotel. Chef Steffan has been working in Park Hyatt hotels for 13 years, joining Park Hyatt Hamburg in 2016, before moving onto Park Hyatt Zurich in 2006, where he worked his way up to Chef de Cuisine at Parkhuus.  

In 2014, Chef Steffan went to Asia for the first time and became Chef de Cuisine of Park Hyatt Seoul’s signature restaurant, Cornerstone. Making the decision to continue his culinary career in Asia, he has now accepted his recent appointment as Chef de Cuisine of New York Grill & Bar at Park Hyatt Tokyo. Chef Steffan Heerdt replaces Federico Heinzmann, who is returning to Park Hyatt Seoul as Executive Chef.  

Of the exciting new chapter in his career, Chef Steffan said, “Cooking for me is all about seasonality, flavor and texture. As seasons change, menus evolve. I will be seeking inspiration from the beautiful selection of the seasonal produce that is available at the time and incorporate them into my dishes with New York Grill flair. I sincerely wish for our diners to have a memorable and exceptional experience.”  

We would like to warmly welcome New York Grill’s new Chef de Cuisine to Park Hyatt Tokyo and invite you to experience his culinary style of fresh seasonal flavors at New York Grill & Bar.  

Nightly rates at Park Hyatt Tokyo start from £308* in a Park Deluxe Room including breakfast and VAT.

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