Starfish Bloo's Chef de Cuisine
W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak has announced the appointment of award-winning Australian chef Matthew McCool as Chef de Cuisine of its signature restaurant, Starfish Bloo. McCool, who relocated to Bali for the role, was previously Chef de Cuisine at Altitude Restaurant at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel. Kicking off his career over a decade ago, McCool cut his teeth with traineeships under worldrenowned chef Gordon Ramsay at his three-star Michelin restaurant in London and with Tom Aikens at the two-star Michelin restaurant Chez Bruce. He made his foray into Asia in 2010 when he was appointed Chef de Cuisine at Aria at China World Hotel, Beijing, a post that would earn McCool Chef of the Year at the 2011 Time Out Beijing Awards and Restaurant of the Year honours from City Weekend Beijing.