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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.

Chisaki has spent a majority of her career on the East Coast, working in numerous Florida hotels and resorts such as: The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach from 2013 to 2014 and the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach from 2003 to 2013.

“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.