Cooking at the Peak: Interview with Rolf Knecht of Grand Hyatt Shanghai

From Suixuntong Learning in China. Listen to Rolf Knecht, Executive Sous Chef from the Grand Hyatt Shanghai.

One key definition of a great city is the diversity and quality of its restaurants. In recent years, Shanghai’s dining scene has seen a surge both in quantity and quality, thanks to a flock of talented chefs. Today, my guest is a Swiss who brought his skill and talent to refine the palette of the city. Rolf Knecht is the executive sous chef at Grand Hyatt Shanghai. In a country famous for large scale operations, Rolf faces the same: 16 restaurants, 250 chefs and 400-people functions. Where does he begin? (That’s why he signed on for the job.)


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