The Hotel’s Newest Addition Brings Multi-Cultural Traditions to its Waterfront Restaurant
MARINA DEL REY, CA – December 14th, 2016 – Just in time for the holiday season, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey has added a new member to its kitchen. A native of Tokyo, Mie Chisaki has worked in the hotel industry for over 12 years. Most recently, she oversaw seasonal events and wedding cake creation at The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour, Miami.
“Mie will bring to our kitchen a diversity of international flavors,” says Executive Chef, Umit Kaygusuz, adding: “We are excited to showcase her creativity.
”With a culture-rich resume, Chisaki began her educational journey in Japan at the Akenohoshi Women’s Junior College in Saitama, Japan, earning a degree in English. It wasn’t until 16 years later did she begin to pursue a culinary career at the Ecole Ritz Escoffier at the Ritz Paris. Later,she went on to study at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, Canada and earned a certificate of wedding cake arts at the Notter School of Pastry Arts in Orlando, Florida.
Some of Chisaki’s accomplishments include: supplying desserts for the Embassy of Portugal Tokyo Reception and creating traditional Danish cakes for a wedding reception in Denmark, as well as crafting a menu that consisted of Italian, French and Portuguese dishes for a reception in Japan.Fluent in Japanese, Chisaki also speaks English, Portuguese, French and Danish.