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InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah Celebrate a Day with Chef Yvonne Yuen

InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah Celebrate a Day with Chef Yvonne Yuen

FoodieS Team
03 August 2023

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Chef Yvonne Yuen presents an array of Oriental-inspired menu to elevate your dream weddings and social events.

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One of Indonesia’s most sought-after locations for luxury weddings, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah has hosted some of the country’s most storied weddings. Over the years, the hotel’s team of wedding specialists has successfully assisted their distinguished patrons in bringing their dream weddings to life.

This August, the award-winning hotel has upgraded its luxury wedding offerings by introducing a new Guest Chef, Extraordinaire, for their wedding banquets and social events (eg. anniversaries, birthdays, arisans, etc.)

Shanghai-born Chef Yvonne Yuen has impressed many food connoisseurs. Her culinary creations, inspired by her home cooking style, are becoming increasingly sought after for weddings and social gatherings in Jakarta.

Yvonne Yuen Nostalgic Root and Modern Flair

Chef Yvonne believes that her roots in Shanghai-style home cooking play a significant role in her self-identification as a home cook. Her journey began when she started preparing dishes from her childhood for her loved ones, aiming to recreate the comforting and flavourful meals she cherished. She believes in the strong connection between food and emotions.

During her teenage years in Hong Kong, Chef Yvonne’s culinary horizons expanded as she encountered various cuisines, including Cantonese and other regional Chinese delicacies. Additionally, her passion for culinary exploration led her to travel the world regularly, savoring local dishes in every destination. This exposure to international flavors not only broadened her culinary knowledge but also inspired her to blend Eastern and Western influences in her cooking. She fearlessly experiments with various cooking techniques and ingredients, harmoniously combining Chinese elements with Western methods, resulting in her unique and extraordinary culinary creations.

Five years ago, Yvonne embarked on her private dining venture, focusing on traditional Chinese cooking. Over time, she has taken this culinary journey to new heights by infusing classical Oriental dishes with captivating stories and impeccable presentations.

As she looks ahead, Yvonne is determined to preserve and share some of the vanishing Chinese ancestral recipes with a wider audience, especially her children. Her passion lies in exploring the intersection of traditional and modern culinary practices, striving to craft innovative dishes that retain the essence of authentic flavors. In this pursuit, she aims to balance time-honored techniques and contemporary recipes, creating a fusion of old and new culinary creations.

A Perfect Marriage

An internationally renowned hospitality brand that also values innovation and strives to offer their customers exclusive, new experiences, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah and Chef Yvonne Yuen make the perfect pairing.

The hotel collaborates with a prominent chef to provide precious nostalgia for their wedding customers by creating classical Oriental dishes for their wedding banquets. These dishes aim to rekindle sweet memories from the past while helping to create new happy memories simultaneously. Two new exclusive wedding and banquet menus (Jasmine and Chrysanthemum) are available to choose from. However, for those who wish to personalize their event menus, Chef Yvonne and the hotel’s team of food artisans are available for in-person consultations. Clients can request up to four customized menus (Jade, Pearl, Ruby, and Emerald), and Chef Yvonne Yuen will create special dishes exclusively for their celebratory events.

InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah

Jalan Metro Pondok Indah Kav. IV 1 16, RT.1, Pd. Pinang, Kec. Kby. Lama, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12310

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