From Auckland to Hong Kong

Christine’s nephew Rhys is making headlines in Hong Kong. Checkout the article below from Hospitality Network. 

Rhys Cattermoul Appointed Executive Chef At NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong

Rhys brings 16 years of culinary experience to his NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong. He has relocated to Hong Kong from London where he spent the past eleven years - with eight years of experience at Nobu Berkeley Street. Prior to that he worked at Soho House London's Electric Brasserie.

Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, he started his culinary career when he was just 15 years old in Queenstown, New Zealand, where he grew up. He first became interested in becoming a chef as a child when he would help his mother and grandmother cook. One of his first kitchen memories as a child was cooking a chicken dinner on his own for the first time for his family. To his dismay, no one ate his chicken, which was totally undercooked. However this incident did not deter him from pursuing his culinary career.

Inspired by his sister and cousin who were both chefs, Rhys trained at the Auckland Hotel Chefs Training School and then moved to London where he worked at a few restaurants including Soho House's Electric Brasserie. Then one day he went to dine at NOBU and that was it! He immediately knew that he wanted to work here. As per Rhys, "I was taken by the flavours, the ambiance, and just how smooth everything went." Three years after he started working at NOBU Berkeley Street, he became Head Chef.

As part of the global Nobu culinary team, Rhys had a chance to cook at the 2018 Singapore Formula One NOBU Pop-Up in September 2018. Three of his dishes (King crab with apple yuzu kosho ponzu; Chilean sea bass wasabi lime miso and Wagyu with black garlic ponzu) are featured in the "World of Nobu" cookbook which launched in Fall 2018.

Commenting on his eight years with NOBU, he shares,"Nobu-san is truly an inspiration to all chefs who have had the pleasure of working with him. His assignment at NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong marks his first time working in Asia.