The Dorchester has announced the promotion of Mario Perera to executive chef.
Mr Perera first joined the London hotel more than 18 years ago and has risen through the culinary ranks.
He will now assume responsibility for overseeing a brigade of more than 100 chefs within the hotel’s six kitchens.
“We’re so proud of Mario, who has demonstrated such passion for excellence and creativity during his years at The Dorchester,” the company stated. “Here’s to the next chapter of both his career and our renowned food and beverage offering.”
Prior to the exec chef role, Mr Perera served as executive sous chef for the last three years.
The Dorchester is one of London’s most acclaimed five-star hotels.
It is currently closed until 1 September following the coronavirus pandemic.
Its restaurants, bar and spa are also closed, with the exception of China Tang at The Dorchester, which is now open for reservations.