Pullman Auckland has appointed Cobus Klopper as the hotel’s new Executive Chef.
An award winning and highly experienced Chef, Klopper started his journey in South Africa, travelling from United Kingdom and Australia to New Zealand, bringing over 23 years of culinary experience.
Klopper has worked in prominent 5-star luxury hotels and fine dining restaurants such as SkyCity, Hilton and Ostro Brasserie, and has developed recipes for My Food Bag. During these years, Klopper has acquired invaluable experience working alongside outstanding chefs of the culinary industry including Peter Gordon and Josh Emmet.
In addition to his experience, Klopper has won numerous awards, such as New Zealand Culinary Fare Awards, Gold and Silver medals at the New Zealand Chef of the Year competition and he has been selected to judge at several Culinary Fares throughout the years.
“I’m very excited and eager to work with a team of enthusiastic individuals and together as a team, steer Pullman Auckland’s culinary offerings to new heights,” Klopper said.
As Executive Chef, Klopper will oversee the hotel’s restaurant, Tapestry Dining and Omni Bar, in-room catering as well as meeting and events banquets.