Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, The Only Australian Hotel Selected To Feature In Chefs Of The Great Hotels

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Media Release – April 7, 2008

Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, the Only Australian Hotel Selected to Feature

in Chefs of the Great Hotels of the World Series

Executive Pastry Chef with Melbourne’s Hotel Windsor, Nigel Braithwaite, has been

busy filming a segment for the Chefs of the Great Hotels of the World series, which will

be televised in the US, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia later this year. 

The Hotel Windsor is the only Australian hotel to appear in the series, which is featuring

the great chefs from 26 of the leading five-star hotels from around the world. Filming has

already been completed in the US, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic,

Russia, Turkey, Mauritius, Poland, Hungary and countries across Asia Pacific at such

fabled properties as the Hotel Excelsior in Rome, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong, the

Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, and Raffles Hotel in Singapore. 

Nigel Braithwaite, formerly with the renowned Savoy Hotel in London, is no stranger to

television –

he has appeared on UK television screens is a series about the famous

Waldorf Chocolate Buffet. He trained in Paris at the Ecole Lenotre, and specialises in

chocolate and sugar work as well as the design and preparation of hot and cold

desserts, cakes and petit fours. 

In Melbourne he took the crew to the Gentle Annie’s berry farm near Lorne, one of his

selected local fresh produce suppliers, and was filmed sharing tips for making pastry,

dessert decorations, and dessert dishes such as a fresh strawberry tart accompanied by

a warm chocolate sauce. The Hotel Windsor’s chocolate fountain, a centrepiece of its

famous weekend afternoon teas, also featured in the filming. 

The Hotel Windsor, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, is one of only a few

Australian hotels to maintain a dedicated pastry kitchen and Nigel leads a team of seven

full-time pastry chefs. 

“It’s an honour for the Hotel Windsor to be chosen to feature in this prestigious

international series, particularly in an important anniversary year, and it is also good to

see that through this Melbourne will also be highlighted,” Hotel Windsor CEO and

general manager David Perry said. 

Chefs of the Great Hotels of the World producer, Ron Brown, of Forte Communications,

said a chef of such repute as Nigel at the helm of a busy pastry kitchen would be highly

regarded by international audiences. ”The Hotel Windsor is truly one of Australia’s great

hotels, and this is reflected in its ambience and service and, importantly, its food and

traditions such as its famous afternoon teas. We are very pleased to feature the Hotel

Windsor in a series now seen in over 40 countries around the world” 

For further information:

David Perry, CEO and general manager, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne. 

03 9633 6000 or 0437 650 755 or

Issued by: Tango Public Relations, 03 9654 8098.

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