Raymond Wong has been named Master Chef – Asian at By The Mekong

Chef Raymond, Master Chef – Asian at By The Mekong brings with him over 28 years of rich culinary experience.

As a young boy, Chef Raymond spent time listening to his father’s sage advice to follow his passion to travel the world. Hospitality was the perfect backdrop and he started his career as a chef at the age of 16, pursuing his passion. At 20, Raymond had the opportunity to begin his ambition to see the world by taking on his first-ever international role in Brunei. There was no turning back for him. He spent the next two decades living his dream, traveling and honing his skills with each role.

With his Southeast Asian roots, Chef Raymond trained in Asian cuisine, specializing in Asian cuisine, a cuisine highly regarded in India. He watched his mother closely in the early years of his career, a role model who created delicious, authentic meals for the family and a de facto controller of kitchen costs. His training and contribution proved invaluable as he progressed in his career over the years.

He began his career in freestanding restaurants where he had opportunities beyond the culinary realm. English, an essential language for traveling the world, was his focus when he started working at Dragon Palace Restaurant in Mauritius. This appointment changed his career as he was put in charge of the venue at the age of 25 and the opportunity to learn spoken English which he mastered in no time. Soon he rose through the ranks, adding to his experience the chance to run rooms at top-tier hotels like Radisson, Conrad and Novotel. He also indulged his love of travel with a ten-year stint with Star Cruises, while continuing to follow the latest global food trends.

Chef Raymond soon reached Indian shores to join the Hakkasan Group, consulting as a chef with an Indian pan roll. After his time here, he joined Marriott International’s autograph collection in Baku, Azerbaijan. His prowess in Asian and Asian cuisine in his varied roles over the years soon led him to the St. Regis Mumbai, where he will lead the culinary team at the hugely popular specialty restaurant – By The Mekong.

His sunny nature extends to his personal life as he happily curates and creates exotic and exquisite dishes for his family, selecting ingredients by hand for two days, much to the delight and satisfaction of his wife, of his daughter and son. He enjoys his free time with a fitness swimming regimen and often treats his family to his songs performed in Asian and Cantonese.

Marriott International, Inc.By the Mekong – The St. Regis Mumbai
Bombay
India

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