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This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2023-09-21
Chef Peter Ho, a culinary veteran with a flair for innovation, has joined Mei Ume as Chef de Cuisine, while Annie Hu-Thornton, a seasoned professional with a passion for creating unforgettable moments, takes the helm as the restaurant’s General Manager.
From left to right : Mrs Annie Hu-Thornton and Chef Peter Ho
Photo credit © Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
Chef Peter Ho, Chef de Cuisine
Having grown up in Singapore, Chef Peter is no stranger to the rich diversity of Asian cuisine and draws on influences from his hometown, as well as Hong Kong and mainland China in his cooking.
Chef Peter worked across restaurants in China, Indonesia, India and Europe prior to his arrival in the UK, and has since featured in renowned fine dining and Michelin-starred kitchens in London such as HKK, Hakkasan and Mimi Meifair.
As Chef de Cuisine at Mei Ume, Chef Peter brings a fresh perspective to the restaurant. His innovative approach to elevating traditional dishes and flavours with a modern twist is set to breathe new life into the restaurant’s menu.
Annie Hu-Thornton, General Manager
Annie Hu-Thornton, Mei Ume’s newly appointed General Manager, hails from Southern China’s Hunan Province.
She boasts an illustrious career spanning 15 years and three continents, having first discovered her passion for Japanese cuisine while working in a Japanese fine dining restaurant in Beijing.
She has since managed a number of fine dining restaurants in London including HKK part of Hakkasan, Sake no Hana and most recently Koyn.
She brings a wealth of experience and unwavering commitment to guest experiences in the restaurant, and her keen attention to detail and unique international outlook make her the perfect addition to the Mei Ume team.
The powerhouse duo is set to usher in a new era of culinary innovation and exceptional service at the restaurant, and their shared dedication to hospitality will reinforce Mei Ume’s position on London’s culinary map.
About Mei Ume
Mei Ume at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is a Japanese and Chinese restaurant. Demonstrating the part both cuisines play in the concept of the restaurant, the name Mei Ume is inspired by the Chinese and Japanese terms for plum blossom. Along with La Dame de Pic London, the Hotel’s restaurant from acclaimed two-Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic, and the Rotunda Bar and Lounge, Mei Ume confirms the status of Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square as one of the best dining destinations in the City of London.