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Grana Padano

Norbert Kostner, Bangkok, THAILAND

Norman Kostner

The career of this Italian chef, born and trained in Alto Adige, deserves great respect and praise. For over 35 years he has been at the helm of the kitchens of one of the most prestigious hotels in Asia, the Bangkok Oriental, which was once a Thai-Italian ownership. In this long period of time, Chef Norbert has gained the unconditional trust of the hotel guests and the respect of staff for his ethical and highly competent approach to his work, as supervisor of all hotel restaurants and catering operations. Superb connoisseur of French and Thai cuisine, Chef Norbert has worked with some of the most prestigious international chefs who have been at the Oriental as guests for special culinary performances. He has never forgotten his Italian roots though; on one hand, Italian culinary traditions have been always a fundamental part of his unmistakable personal cooking style, on the other, the values of his native land (Val Gardena) – frankness, honesty and strong attachment to work – have always guided his day-by-day actions.