RAPHAEL KINIMO CHEF DE CUISINE RITZ CARLTON CAFE MACAU
From his youth age Raphaël clam “I want to be a chef”! From this point he spend all his energy to work in the kitchen, in 1996 he started his career at 3* Michelin Paul Bocuse as apprentice where he learn all foundation of Classic French Cuisine, from 1998 to 2004 he pursuit his learning experience with several reputed in Lyon wellknown as the cradle of Gastronomy.in 2004 he met his mentor Marc Veyrat 3* Michelin and elected best chef in the world. But Raphaël wants to discovery more and in 2006 decides to move to London where he met another legend Joel Robuchon where he learns rigor and precision. After 2 years in “l’Atelier de Robuchon”, in 2008 Raphaël think it’s time to take responsibility position and move to “ the fifth floor restaurant ”, Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge ( 2* at AAC guide ) LONDON U.K, then in 2009 he decide to go to Dubai as Head chef in Restaurant “La Maison” became the 2nd best restaurant in Dubai in 1 year, then move to Oman in one of the best restaurant. 2010 was a turning point for Raphaël he moved to “Artur restaurant” and was awarded Best Thailand Restaurant in both 2011 and 2012. Then 2012 he became Chef Patron Brasserie 9 asiatique ( Groupe of Bangkok Airway, and Bangkok Air Catering ) then again for 2 years Best Thailand restaurant In November 2014 Raphaël become the Chef De Cuisine for The Ritz-Carlton Café, Macau. The Ritz-Carlton Café is a French traditional brasserie offering classic dishes with modern flair, amazing fresh seafood tower and a chic afternoon tea. Raphaël is highly awarded ,Vice-President Of The Disciples of Auguste Escoffier International, Macau Delegation, and Maitres Cuisiniers De France, he has played an integral role in assisting various chefs in their pursuit of the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier De France (MOF) as well as the Bocuse D’Or at Euroexpo Lyon.