SYDNEY – Hilton Sydney has announced the appointment of Chef Michael ‘Miko’ Aspiras as Executive Pastry Chef. The passionate Chef Miko commenced his job at the hotel in Sydney’s CBD in August 2019.
Chef Miko began his career more than 12 years ago learning the trade at the highly esteemed EDSA Shangri-la Hotel and later on, in Resorts World Manila. Rising through the culinary ranks quickly, Chef Miko turned his hand to roles at Raffles and Fairmont Hotels thereafter, investing in every opportunity and gaining reputable experience from the world-renowned chefs he was working alongside.
Throughout his career, Chef Miko has continued to carve out a niche and a name for himself in the culinary scene. From numerous citations as a “chef to watch out for” by recognized publications, a declaration as “chef of the year” by Esquire Philippines for 2015 to securing a place in Asia’s Forbes 30 Under 30, his passion for dessert and his natural talent for creating world-class pastries never ceases to amaze.
In his role at Hilton Sydney, Chef Miko will be responsible for the creation of menus across the hotel’s dining portfolio and leading the pastry team with his distinct and passionate style. Chef Miko is already making his mark on Sydney-siders, having launched his famous #BasqueBurntCheesecake in Caffe Cino which within a day, sold out.
Commenting on his appointment, Chef Miko said: “I’m extremely excited to be part of Hilton Sydney’s vibrant team and to share my drive and passion for desserts not only with my team members but with our guests and visitors from all over Australia. I’m constantly inspired by the vibrancy of Sydney, especially with how much Aussies love desserts. Watch this space for some new, creative and craveable desserts from Hilton Sydney coming your way! Sydney, are you ready?”
Hilton Sydney’s restaurants and bars strike the perfect balance between relaxed get-togethers and fine dining and features Luke Mangan’s renowned restaurant glass brasserie, the stylish and award-winning Zeta Bar, iconic Marble Bar and Caffe Cino, the perfect spot for sweet treats and relaxing meet ups.
Centrally located in Sydney CBD close to shopping and entertainment, Hilton Sydney offers 579 luxury accommodation rooms and suites plus four dedicated levels of conference and events space catering up to 3,000 delegates. The hotel also features Luke Mangan’s renowned restaurant glass brasserie, the stylish and award-winning Zeta Bar and iconic Marble Bar.
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