Toshiyuki Okabe is the highly-skilled and experienced Chef de Cuisine at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, overseeing the Japanese dining experiences at multiple restaurants throughout the hotel.
A native of Japan’s Saitama Prefecture, Chef Toshiyuki has more than two decades of experience in the Japanese culinary arts. His career had an impressive start in 1996, when Chef Toshiyuki joined Hotel Okura Tokyo – one of Japan’s leading hotels.
After five years in this prestigious hotel, he moved on to advance his culinary career in a series of top Japanese restaurants including Takada Hattusyo, Kudan Issa An, Kaikagetsu, Takakuraya and Resorpia-Atami. During this formative period of his career, Chef Toshiyuki perfected the classical techniques of kaiseki, sushi, teppanyaki and soba noodle making.
In 2010, Chef Toshiyuki headed overseas to take care the Japanese F&B at a series of international five-star hotels. Following spells at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Four Seasons Mumbai and Cairo’s Fairmont Heliopolis, he joined Marriott International in 2016, becoming the Japanese Chef at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar. Leading the team of Japanese chefs at JW Café, the luxury hotel’s 170-seat restaurant with show kitchens, he developed the hotel’s Japanese menus and assisted with the pre-opening of the Japanese kitchen.
Now at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Chef Toshiyuki is creating authentic, fresh and innovative Japanese cuisine for the entire hotel, including Soba Factory, the traditional Japanese noodle house, and Goji Kitchen + Bar, the international buffet restaurant.