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New executive chef at Hamilton Princess

Vast experience: Thomas Laberer, the new executive chef at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

A new executive chef has been appointed at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.

South African Thomas Laberer will oversee the 1609 Bar & Restaurant, Crown & Anchor, Marcus’ and the beach club as well as catering throughout the hotel.

Mr Laberer is a highly experienced chef, serving as an executive chef at various five-star hotels and resorts around the world. He started his career in 1988 as chef de partie fine dining, working in France, Italy, Switzerland and Britain.

He has worked as executive chef at the Anatara Resorts in the Maldives, the Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Centre, the Leela resorts in Mumbai and Bangalore, the Hilton Singapore and Hilton Shanghai Hotel, and The Westin Grand Cape Town and The Table Bay Hotel, both in South Africa.

“We are delighted to welcome chef Thomas Laberer to the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club,” said Allan Federer, general manager at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.

“With over three decades in the industry, Chef Thomas has worked at some of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts and his culinary talents, experience and passion make him a great leader for our restaurants.”

Mr Laberer earned his certified master chef’s degree at IHK Munich. He also completed a three-year apprenticeship at the Grand-Hotel Nuremberg (formerly The Rocco Forte Collection) and culinary training under the head chef at Aubergine Restaurant, a Michelin three-star restaurant in Munich.

• For reservations at 1609 Bar & Restaurant, Crown & Anchor or Marcus’, call 295-3000.