Executive chef

Nicholas Shadbolt


About Candidate

I am a highly experienced executive chef with a rich culinary background, spanning fine-dining restaurants, catering, F&B, and banquet operations.

My journey captures rebranding, product repositioning and pre-opening projects. Food safety program implementation, menu engineering, kitchen designs and large-scale culinary multi-outlet operation.

I have also been culinary area champion for Eastern China, overseeing and advising to 5 Sofitel luxury hotels such The Sofitel Jing ’an Hotel, Shanghai where I was preopening executive chef, I also reopened after extensive refurbishment Sofitel Hangzhou and Sofitel Nanjing Galaxy in China in this role.

I also was executive chef for the prestigious Sofitel Metropole Legend in Hanoi and culinary area champion Vietnam. Furthermore, I was culinary executive chef at the Sofitel Plaza Manila, Philippines & Sofitel Phokeethra in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, all of which are flagship properties for their regions.

Having been involved with several hotel pre-opening teams, this has provided me an integral element to my personal and professional growth. Extensive experience in the hospitality industry with over 30 years in 5-star hotels, city and resort operations, free-standing award-winning restaurants, and premier catering venues, overseeing food, beverage, and kitchen management. This experience has also included product-repositioning, upgrades of customer facilities, design for kitchen development, extensive menu planning and design of concepts, strategic planning, and extensive employee training programs, sustainability programs and evaluation of services.

A committed mentor to team improvement and influencing team success, my leadership style is consultative and interactive to my team management, which provides a balanced working environment and commitment to employee engagement, as well as community support, which has been critical to my operational, personal & professional success.


City & guilds 1982
Harlow technical college

4 city and guilds certificates equivalent to a Diploma