The Dorchester Collection’s iconic London hotel, The Dorchester, has just appointed its first executive chef in over two decades, only the eighth ever in the hotel’s 88-year history. Taking over from Henri Brosi, Stefan Trepp will be leading a new era in the hotel’s gastronomic history, and will oversee a brigade of more than 100 chefs within The Dorchester’s six kitchens serving: The Grill, The Promenade, The Bar, coffee shop Parcafé, private dining and events, in-room dining and The Spatisserie at The Dorchester Spa.
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading hotel executive chefs, chef Trepp has led kitchens at five-star hotels throughout Europe and Asia, most recently in executive chef roles at Banyan Tree Resort Phuket, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi and Kempinski hotels, including the flagship property in the United Arab Emirates. Amongst his prestigious accolades, Stefan was named “Schweizer Star Im Ausland” (Swiss Star Abroad) 2015 by the prestigious Swiss Gault & Millau restaurant guide. London correspondent Emily Goldfischer, had a tour of The Dorchester’s vast kitchens and chat with chef Trepp about his new role.
What brought you to The Dorchester?
When I was an apprentice some…