Anna Polyviou is an award-winning pastry chef like no other, with her quirky urban style and her contagious fun attitude will have everyone wanting more.
The Langham, Sydney has announced a six-month residency with Anna Polyviou to the Kitchens on Kent team. I can definitely say, this powerhouse of pastry will rock the kitchen and take the desserts game to new heights (and I’m not talking about her awesome pink mohawk!)
The residency officially starts on 1 January 2023 however Anna is already in-house making her mark with a new menu for The Langham’s Festive Afternoon Tea and other scheduled events in the lead-up to the Christmas and holiday season.
Leading the in-house pastry team as the Executive Pastry Chef, Anna will use her creative flair to design new dessert delights across all areas of the hotel including Kitchen’s on Kent interactive dining experience, afternoon tea, in-room dining, special events and activations.
“We’re extremely excited to have Anna onboard. I’m confident that with Anna’s celebrated five-star experience along with her passion for people and her ability to bring a bold, bright and effervescent personality to the team, will bring huge benefits to The Langham, Sydney dessert offerings” says Stephen Lech, Executive Chef for The Langham, Sydney.
Anna is recognized as the ‘powerhouse of pastry’ honing her talents in the world’s best kitchens, from London’s famous Claridge’s with the world’s most influential pastry chefs to working with one of the top chocolatier’s Pierre Hermes in Paris, along with some of the top hotels and venues in her home country of Australia.
Her raft of global awards includes Dessert of the Year as part of the culinary award of excellence in the UK, to winning the Hotel Chef, and Chef of the Year awards at the Australian hotel industry HM and TAA awards.
“l am over the moon to be joining the Langham, Sydney team, part of a globally recognized brand known for its award-winning culinary expertise and exceptional intuitive service. Working within the luxury hotels environment has been dear to my heart for many years, and I’m incredibly excited to create bespoke dessert creations to continue the elegance synonymous with The Langham, Sydney and make 2023 a year to remember” says Anna.