Raphael Kinimo, Vice President


No resume of Raphael Kinimo is complete without mentioning the myriad of awards. Currently the Executive Sous Chef of The Sofitel Metropole Legend in Hanoi, he joined the Michelin 3 stars Paul Bocuse Restaurant as a commis chef when he was still a student. Since then, his name has always been associated with top hotels and restaurant, including those run by supremos like Gerard Nandron 2 stars Michelin Toque Blanche, Marc Veyrat 2 times 3 stars Michelin and 2 times 20/20 on the Gault-Millau and Joel Robuchon most Michelin stared Chef in the world. But what makes Kinimo shine is the fact that every restaurant at the helm of him in recent years received prestigious local or international culinary awards - undoubtedly his contribution was vital to the success of these restaurant