One of the Czech Republic’s celebrity chefs, Jean-Paul Georges Manzac, has been appointed as executive chef at the luxury, five-star Corinthia Hotel Prague.
Manzac is best known in Prague for his French modern brasserie Brasserie M, which was awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand three years in a row, and later for the combined French bistro and butchers shop La Boucherie & Bistrot M.
His career spans 35 years in the industry including an early experience as executive sous chef on Celebrity Cruise Line.
Here he led a team of over 100 cooks from 74 different countries and the preparation of over 55,000 meals each day for passengers as they cruised between Miami and the Caribbean.
He also spent two years in the Chaine des Rotisseurs, the International Association of Gastronomy which champions the culinary arts.
He held the senior post of Conseiller Culinaire for the Czech Republic.
Prior to running his own business in Prague, Manzac was executive chef at Marriott Hotel Prague.
A French national, he is fluent in four languages, English, French, Spanish and Czech.
“We are delighted to welcome Jean-Paul to the Corinthia Prague,” said Corinthia Hotels international culinary director Garry Hollihead.
“His undoubted experience will be a great asset to food and beverage within the hotel.”
Corinthia Hotel Prague is a 539-room property perched atop one of Prague’s several hills.
Enjoying panoramic views of the city, guests can dine at one of three restaurants: the award-winning Rickshaw Restaurant offering Far eastern cuisine; the Grill for meat and fish dishes cooked over an open charcoal grill; and Let’s Eat, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant.
“It’s an exciting time for Corinthia Hotel Prague and I am looking forward to the challenge,” says Manzac.
“My passion for wine and gastronomy has found a great home here.”