Grand Hyatt Melbourne welcomes new executive chef

Dane Clouston has joined Grand Hyatt Melbourne in Australia as its newest executive chef.

He moved to Grand Hyatt Melbourne after serving six years at Park Hyatt Melbourne as executive chef.

Clouston’s culinary career began when he left his home town of New Plymouth, New Zealand, to study cooking in Adelaide. He then moved to Melbourne, where he met Melbourne chef Teage Ezard, (restaurants EZARD and Gingerboy) and in 2000, began working in the EZARD kitchen.

In 2004, the Kiwi went on to Hong Kong to open Opia with restauranteur Yenn Wong at the JIA Hotel. Later in 2008, Clouston moved to The Puli Hotel & Spa Shanghai as the opening executive chef. After four years in that post, he returned to Australia to join the Hyatt group.

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