Joe Diaz has been appointed Executive Chef of Le Royal Méridien Shanghai.
Chef Joe brings with him over 15 year of talent and rich experience. He joins us from InterContinental Suzhou where he held the same position of Executive Chef. Prior to this, his professional journey included various international hotels such as Conrad Centennial Singapore and Marriott International London as well as Michelin starred restaurants such as Alain Ducasse Paris, El Bulli and The French Laundry.
In his role, Chef Joe oversees Le Bistrot Signature Restaurant, Allure Fine French Cuisine Restaurant, Favola Italian Restaurant, Ai Mei Chinese Restaurant, Latitude 31, Street Café and Royal Club Lounge; room service, catering and special events.
Joe finds his inspiration from the freshest ingredients from local surroundings, seasonal fares which he incorporates into his cuisines that not only inspires and delights even the most discerning guests.
“Joe’s entrepreneurial background and culinary experience makes him a perfect leader for our Kitchen,” said Benjamin Zahn, General Manager of Le Royal Méridien Shanghai “He is an extremely valuable addition to our talented team and we are thrilled to welcome him and to bring our guests a truly unexpected dining experience. “
Hailing from Spain, Joe likes to be involved in charity activities towards kids and animals, and finds his solace with playing chess, hiking, rugby and bicycling in the spare time.