Ho Chee Boon
At the helm of Hakkasan’s kitchen is International Development Chef, Ho Chee Boon. Boon is a Michelin-starred chef with 24 years of experience at several of the world’s most renowned Asian restaurants, including Hakkasan Hanway Place in London, Turandot in Moscow, and Breeeze in Bangkok. Boon has been with Hakkasan since its inception and was the chef behind the original Michelin starred location in London. His international culinary expertise transforms any restaurant and its cuisine into a true epicurean experience.
Boon started his career with Hakkasan in 2003 working as Wok Chef in London. Following a few brief roles as an Executive Chef around the world, Boon returned to Hakkasan in 2011 as the International Development Chef working to create custom menus for each new Hakkasan location inspired by the local flavors and influences. Prior to his return to Hakkasan, Boon served as the Executive Chinese Chef and Opening Chef for Breeze in the Lebua Hotel in Bangkok. Before opening Breeze in 2006, Boon was a consultant for multiple restaurants in London including ChiKaYan and Feng Shang Princess. Boon also served as the Chinese Chef for Turandot in Moscow for nearly a year and as the Executive Chef at The Straw Hat Oriental Restaurant in the U.K. for more than a year. Prior to his time at Hakkasan in 2003, Boon was the Executive Chef for Feng Shang Princess for more than three years.
Boon presents a unique take on modern Chinese featuring dishes he specifically designs for the each Hakkasan restaurant, sitting alongside their signature classics. His traditional techniques combined with fresh ingredients from local purveyors produce contemporary dishes with the essence of traditional Cantonese cuisine.