The iconic Park Hyatt Tokyo has appointed Federico Heinzmann as chef de cuisine at the hotel’s 20-year-old New York Grill & Bar. Heinzmann hails from Argentina and his culinary language is heavily influenced by his Latin American roots, notably watching his grandmother cook when he was a child. Prior to his role at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, Heinzmann worked at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires’ Gioia Restaurante & Terazzas, the Duhau Restaurante & Vinoteca, and most recently at the Cornerstone restaurant at Park Hyatt Seoul in 2012. Says Heinzmann, “My first task will be to earn the trust and respect of my team, who I believe are the most essential ingredient for any dish I will make at the famed open kitchen on the 52nd floor.” Heinzmann also faces the task of defining the restaurant and bar’s culinary vision, even with its storied history and famed role in 2003’s Lost in Translation. Heinzmann replaces Stefan Resch, who was with the restaurant since August 2010. Resch has returned to his home country as executive chef of the soon-to-be-opened Park Hyatt Vienna.
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