Rising star takes the Helm as Executive Chef at award-winning Pullman Melbourne on Swanston
Pullman Melbourne on Swanstonhas announced the appointment ofExecutive Chef Ashlee Skrzelinski to lead its celebrated establishments, Eva’s Restaurant & Bar, Room 1954, and the award-winning Club Lounge. A graduate of William Angliss, with an advanced diploma in commercial cookery, Ashlee honed her culinary skills at the legendary The Broadmoor resort in Colorado. Returning to Australia, AshleejoinedAccorin 2016.
Working through the ranks of the global hotel group, Ashlee gained experience at NovotelMelbourneGlen Waverley, and Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, where she rose to the role of Head Chef.
Heavily influenced by her British and Polish roots, Ashlee describes her food as“modern Australian with a European influence.”She cites joining Erdigroup as a career highlight.
“I’mthrilledto be a part of the team at Pullman Melbourne on Swanston. The culture at the hotel and Erdigroup is second to none. I also love working within a team and having junior chefs grow and get inspired by the things we create together. It’s the most rewarding aspect of being a chef,” she said.
Pullman Melbourne on Swanston General Manager James Muscat said: “We are excited to welcome Ashlee to Pullman Melbourne on Swanston. We look forward to watching her put her own elevated spin on our heartfelt, homestyle, and yet contemporary cuisine while mentoring our exceptional kitchen talent.
”Owned by Erdigroup and operated under Accor’s Pullman brand, Pullman Melbourne on Swanstonwas launched in late 2019 following a $30 million transformation.The five-star hotel’s dining establishments have since celebrated notable industry praise and accolades, with its Club LoungewinningHotel Club Lounge of the Year at the 2022 Victorian Accommodation Awards for Excellence. Most recently, Eva’s Restaurant and Bar has been named as a finalist in the Hotel Bar category of the the2022 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence