MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – May 7, 2012 – The Setai, Miami Beach Vice President and Managing Director Guenter Richter named Mathias Gervais as the hotel’s new executive chef. Chef Gervais will be responsible for overseeing all culinary operations for the award-winning hotel; he brings an extensive history of fine dining experience to the serene Asian-inspired hotel.
“It is gratifying to offer a young rising star on Miami’s culinary scene this important opportunity,” said Richter. “He is a great culinary talent who understands the intricacies of our Far East-inspired and southern European offerings.”
At age 33, Chef Gervais has already developed an impressive resume rivaling the credentials of some of the most recognized chefs in the industry. Holding chef de cuisine and executive sous chef positions in a number of Michelin star rated restaurants, Chef Gervais honed his culinary skills working alongside some of the top chefs in the world including Joël Robuchon and Christophe Cussac as well as Takeo Yamazaki at the Hôtel Metropole in Monte Carlo, Monaco, a two Michelin star rated Japanese restaurant.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to assume the esteemed executive chef position at The Setai, Miami Beach,” said Gervais. “Our culinary staff is committed to creating a gastronomic palette that embraces an uncomplicated approach to Asian-inspired dining as well as southern European creations.
Chef Gervais, originally from France, specializes in a blend of French, Italian and Japanese cultures with a focus on the traditional gastronomic Japanese cuisine. Prior to his tenure at The Setai, he held leadership positions under top chefs in a number of well-known kitchens across Europe including three Michelin star awarded Annie Feolde at L’Enoteca Pincchiorri in Firenze, Italy; Maître Cuisinier de France Roger Vergé at two Michelin star Le Moulin de Mougins in Mougins, France; and two Michelin star Le Faventia at the Four Seasons in Fayence, France. Traveling to Japan frequently to visit friends and his wife’s family, Chef Gervais has developed a strong appreciation of Asian culture and cuisine.
As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Setai offers a refreshing balance between the sizzling South Beach scene and a serene tropical hideout. Managed by Trevi Luxury Hospitality Group, the luxurious oceanfront environment combines the Asian traditions of simplicity and elegance with the Art Deco history of South Beach to create an intimate, private world coveted by discerning travelers. A melding of inspiration and setting, The Setai embraces its serenity while connecting guests with what have always been the area’s greatest attractions: the beach, the sun, the culture, and the nightlife. With three sparkling pools at the edge of the Atlantic, an award-winning restaurant, and dedicated concierge team, The Setai leaves no request unfulfilled. For more information, visit www.setai.com.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Trevi Luxury Hospitality Group is an organization dedicated to creating and managing world-renowned hotels and resorts. Having assembled a team of the industry’s most noted and experienced luxury hotel executives; Trevi offers an unparalleled capacity for developing, planning, operating, and marketing the finest independent hotels and resorts worldwide. Trevi is the vision of respected international hotelier Atef Mankarios who serves as CEO. Trevi provides comprehensive services to select independent luxury hotels and resorts around the world.