Meet Emmanuel Benardos, General Manager Food & Beverage at Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford

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Tell us about your business

The Fairmont Singapore and Swissotel The Stamford is a hotel with Raffles City Convention Centre is complex like no other, located in the heart of Singapore and part of Accor. With a little over 2,000 hotel rooms and 10,000 square meters of function and event space, we are truly a place that everyone visits and wants to visit on a regular basis.

What’s your role all about?

My role oversees 15 restaurants and bars across both hotels and operations in Raffles City Convention Centre and all of our premises functions and events. With 32 kitchen and over 1,000 colleagues, there is always something exciting going on.

What’s the hot topic in your sector right now?

Best places to eat and drink and any new hot spots opening or places doing something fun and different. As an example, at Anti:Dote in the Fairmont Singapore we have the Michelin Stared, Asia’s 50 Best Chef Kirk Westaway from Jaan by Kirk Westaway taking over and serving casual Modern British 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Why are you a member of AustCham in Singapore?

There is a tremendous value of being a member both professionally and personally. Meeting other Australians and being part of the incredible network in Singapore that the AustCham team are constantly helping to foster in the local business landscape. Countless events both social and business-oriented and help with an introduction or support to help an idea is only ever an email or phone call away.

Where are your go-to places in Singapore for great food and coffee (most with a touch of Aussie)?

Best Fine Dining Room: Jaan by Kirk Westaway, Swissotel The Stamford

Best Casual Dining Room: Meat Smith Little India – 21 Campbell Lane

Best Breakfast + Coffee: Lokal Restaurant and Bar – 136 Neil Road

Best Saturday Brunch: Skai Restaurant – Level 70, Swissotel The Stamford

Best Place to buy beer wine and spirits for home: Burnt Ends Cellars at Burnt Ends

Best Place for Sunday Lunch: Super Loco – Customs House Fullerton Bay

Best Place for a Beer: LeVeL33 – Tower 1, Marina Bay Financial Centre

Best Afternoon Tea: Anti:Dote – Fairmont Singapore

 

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