Treat yourself！Enjoy our five-star beautiful scenery and food /盡情享受五星級美景與美食
Stay in Kaohsiung: 7 months
Job: Director of Kitchen Operation
Albert Claeys, a director of kitchen operation from Belgium, who has rich experience in the hotel field has stayed in Vietnam for six years, at Nanning in Guangxi for two years, in Hong Kong for six years, and in Shanghai for two years. He has worked in Asia for over twenty years.
As a director of kitchen operation, Albert Claeys is in charge of making schedules and supervising the contents of food and drinks and the qualities of restaurants and bars to make sure of every customer's satisfaction and successful management of the hotel. All the chief cooks and staffs are supervised by him.
Such busy work has left him little time for sight-seeing since he arrived at Kaohsiung. He works over fourteen hours every day; therefore, his life is composed almost entirely of either work or sleep. Fortunately he can see lively Hsinkuang Pier from his office. This is the place that he is most familiar with in Kaohsiung.
Because his mode of thinking differs a little from that of Taiwanese people, Albert Claeys and his Kaohsiung colleagues cooperated only with some difficulty at the beginning. He said that he had to search for ways of adapting and doing his best to pass on his knowledge to them and all but eventually he was successful.
There are different types of restaurants in the hotel, serving Japanese food, Shanghai food, Western-style food, and so on. Albert Claeys emphasizes each restaurant aims to be entirely authentic. He also finds it is not necessary to adjust flavors for citizens in Kaohsiung and dishes from all over the world. He never heard Taiwanese complaining about the flavours. Also, staying authentic appeals to foreign guests who like to find their home foods in Taiwan.
In Kaohsiung, there are many hotels where people can enjoy beautiful and natural sea scenery out in the open air. Albert Claeys suggests that foreigners find their own favorite dishes and enjoy Kaohsiung's five-star scenery and food as much as possible.