Hilton Colombo Appoints Daniel Leah As Executive Chef

September 04, 2013

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Hilton Colombo today announced the appointment of Daniel Leah as executive chef. Daniel Leah will report to general manager Rudolf Troestler and will be responsible for the hotel's overall kitchen operations of the iconic restaurants, bars as well as banqueting. Chef Leah has been with Hilton Worldwide for 18 years sharing his expertise in Saudi Arabia, India and the United Kingdom. He joins the experienced team at Hilton Colombo on September 9, 2013.

Rudolf Troestler, general manager, Hilton Colombo, said, "We are happy to have Daniel on the team and we look forward to introducing a variety of concepts in our food & beverage areas of the hotel and deliver a unique experience to the discerning diner." Chef Leah replaces Rohan Fernandopulle who has left Hilton Worldwide to further pursue his career in the hospitality industry.

About Chef Daniel Leah
Leah's notable achievements in his career have been his stints in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, namely; Hilton Jeddah famous for catering to large banquets of thirty five thousand covers and dealing with international dignitaries for governments and visiting Royal families from around the world. Leah has also been part of the opening team of the seven-star property, Hilton Waldorf Astoria Qasr Al Sharq, and many properties in the United Kingdom. Leah has a diploma in professional cookery from North Area College, Stockport, United Kingdom.

About Hilton Colombo
Centrally located in the heart of Sri Lanka's capital city, Hilton Colombo offers the best accomodation and services for both business and leisure travelers, within walking distance of the World Trade Center, banks, trading houses and shops. Hilton Colombo is known throughout the city as one of the best dining spots in town. Whether you want the finest Sri Lankan curry, a wood-fired pizza or quiet ale in a colonialpub, Hilton Colombo offers some of the best chefs and restaurant settings in Sri Lanka with its 10 dining and entertainment venues. Visit www.colombo.hilton.com, www.hiltoncolombo1.com for more information and connect with Hilton Colombo at www.facebook.com/thehiltoncolombo.


Gigi De Silva
Hilton Colombo
+94 11 2492004

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