Pan Pacific Orchard’s New Executive Appointments Bring Fresh Perspectives to Singapore’s Dining Scene

Pan Pacific Orchard’s New Executive Appointments Bring Fresh Perspectives to Singapore’s Dining Scene

Singapore, 28 April 2023 – The Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s Singapore flagship property  adds to its leadership team ahead of its soft opening on 1 June. Amelia Matheson, Director  of Food & Beverage and Pedro Samper, Executive Chef came on board Pan Pacific  Orchard this month, armed with strong CVs in luxury hospitality and big ambitions to  create some of the city’s most inspired food and drink experiences. With a combined  experience of over three decades, Matheson and Samper have developed a keen sense  of global industry trends and are determined to win over Singapore’s discerning diners.  

The diverse culinary programme will be spearheaded by Samper, who has honed his skills  over two decades in Michelin-starred kitchens across dynamic cities like Hong Kong,  Japan, and Spain. The San Sebastian native was most recently Executive Chef at Four  Seasons Resort Dubai in Jumeirah Beach. For his first-ever stint in Singapore, Samper will  lead a team of international talents to create deliciously memorable gastronomic  experiences for guests. 

“I am thrilled to be in Singapore for the first time and to join the team at Pan Pacific  Orchard,” said Samper. “Growing up in San Sebastian taught me to appreciate the  importance of using fresh, seasonal ingredients to create dishes that are both innovative  and authentic—this has guided me through 20 years in some of the world’s best  restaurants. Singapore is known globally as a vibrant culinary destination with a uniquely  diverse culinary landscape, and I am excited to continue expanding on my philosophy  while pushing the boundaries of culinary innovation here. We will support local and  sustainable suppliers as much as possible and showcase their incredible produce in  different and perhaps unexpected ways.”  

As Director of Food & Beverage, Australian-born Matheson will lead commercial strategy  for the restaurants and work closely with Samper to deliver world-class dining  experiences at Pan Pacific Orchard. Matheson moved from Melbourne to Singapore in  2014 and has been part of the city’s dynamic, evolving F&B scene ever since. While she  spent most of her career with independent food and beverage establishments, her last  role was with The Garcha Group where she managed a cluster of four boutique hotels,  focusing on delivering premium event experiences for guests.  

Matheson says, “Having spent almost a decade in Singapore, I have witnessed Pan Pacific  Hotels’ growth from a distance, and I am honoured to be part of a landmark opening like  Pan Pacific Orchard. We have worked with a long list of creative partners who are at the  forefront of their craft—from hard-to-find Peruvian winemakers to artisanal tea suppliers— it’s a privilege to share their stories with our guests through remarkable food and drink.”  

Together, Samper and Matheson are determined to make dining at Pan Pacific Orchard a  destination experience in itself, with three one-of-a-kind concepts. Mosella, is the signature restaurant focusing on Mediterranean cuisine with a Peruvian twist—a unique bridge of cuisines that is a first for a Singapore hotel. Guests can expect a relaxed yet upscale experience with inventive takes on the cuisines that marry familiar ingredients with surprising flavours. Florette is a speciality Champagne and oyster bar, with an expansive range of Champagne to discover, from both legendary houses and boutique growers, including a showcase of rare vintage. Oysters are delivered fresh daily and of only the highest quality. Florette will also feature a curated cocktail programme that takes inspiration from the distinct four stacks of the hotel: Forest, Beach, Garden, and Cloud.  Pacific Breeze is a luxuriant al fresco respite for all-day refreshments and afternoon tea.  Highlights of the drinks programme are a range of thirst-quenching spritzes and a  thoughtful tea selection with an extensive range of both English and Chinese teas, all for  guests to enjoy while taking in the beautiful outdoor environment. 

With the stellar team in place, Marcel N.A. Holman, General Manager of Pan Pacific  Orchard and Vice President of Operations for China, Japan and Indonesia, says: “Pan  Pacific Orchard is not only an outstanding property in terms of the product and its stunning nature-inspired design, but what truly sets us apart is our envelope-pushing team. We are confident that our world-class food and drink experiences will bring glamour and excitement back to Orchard Road. Our team was handpicked for their storied international experience and dedication to sincere service. I believe that collectively, we will deliver a distinctly different experience in the competitive Singapore market, bearing the hallmarks  of gracious hospitality.”  

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