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Sheraton Hotel Gets New Executive Chef

Sheraton Kampala Hotel has announced Vinz Karlsen as its new Executive Chef.

Karlsen joins with extensive experience, having worked in some top luxury hotels brands like Le Meridien, Intercontinental Hotel groups, Scandic Hotel Eremitage and many others, and has over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, serving more than half of those as an executive chef.

His exposure to numerous cultures and Countries has enabled him to learn Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German, French and English which are internationally recognized languages.

Chef Karlsen’s experience spans across both managerial and kitchen duties. He acknowledges, however, that his new role presents unique challenges, most importantly is to ensure consistent quality of food from the kitchen.

Vinz Karlsen (Extreme Right) the new Executive Chef of Sheraton Kampala Hotel poses for a group with some of his team.

Commenting on his new role, Karlsen said; “I am very grateful to Sheraton Kampala Hotel for giving me the opportunity to showcase my talent, experience and also to learn from this new amazing culture. I take up this responsibility with gratitude and a lot of enthusiasm to work with the existing team as we continue to raise the standards and quality of the hotel. I already feel positive energy from the team.”

Jean Philippe Bittencourt, the Hotel’s General Manager, remarked:

“We welcome Mr. Vinz Karlsen to Sheraton family and we wish him all the best.

We hired Vinz because we believe he adds a lot of value to our team not only because of his expertise but also his appealing personality which we strongly trust it will be resourceful to the team and the hotel. As a hotel we dedicated to give our customers the best service and we believe quality human resource is a contributor to achieving this and thus the reason we have hired people like Mr. Vinz Karlsen.”

Chef Vinz Karlsen inherits a remarkable standard set by the outgoing Chef Dhanushka Kumara, who revolutionized the food quality at Sheraton Kampala Hotel.

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