Emporium Hotels has announced the appointment of Executive Chef Chris Norman and Executive Sous Chef (Pastry) Alex Liddle to its new South Bank property, with both set to start work in mid-September.

The husband and wife team have spent the past three years in key roles at Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast and boast an extensive culinary background in luxury hotels, Michelin-Starred restaurants and high-profile Australian eateries. Chris joins Emporium Hotel South Bank from his most recent role as Executive Chef at Palazzo Versace Gold Coast and will oversee the menu development and delivery for the Hotel’s food and beverage offerings.  In addition to Chris’ appointment, Alex Liddle has been named Executive Sous Chef (Pastry), bringing a likewise notable culinary background.

Emporium Hotel South Bank General Manager Peter Savoff said the appointment marks a big step in a positive direction for the new Hotel’s food and beverage offering. “Our vision is to provide our guests heightened sensory experiences from the moment they walk through the door and, of course, cuisine plays a crucial role in this,” said Peter. “Working in some of the country’s and world’s most reputable and distinguished restaurants and venues has allowed Chris and Alex to hone their skills in catering and banqueting to the highest level, which will be key to placing Emporium Hotel South Bank firmly on the map.”

Commenting on his new appointment, Chris said, “Joining Emporium Hotel South Bank is an opportunity that is not to be turned down.  The hotel is already a Queensland icon and certainly the most luxurious hotel offering in Brisbane. ” Ahead her new role at Emporium Hotel South Bank, Alex said, “I am excited to join a like-minded team of people, all working together to achieve brilliance.  Emporium Hotel South Bank will undoubtedly be at the forefront of Australia’s luxury boutique hotel offering, but will also be recognised for its outstanding cuisine.”

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