Julien Piguet

Born in 1976 and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, Executive Chef Julien Piguet began his culinary career at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Geneva and trained at a number of renowned restaurants, including the three-Michelin-starred Georges Blanc restaurant in Vonnas (France), after graduating from the Ecole Hôtelière de Genève. In addition to acquiring general culinary knowledge and skills, Julien also obtained a degree in food and beverage, and hotel management.
In 2002, Julien joined Hyatt as Junior Sous Chef at the opening of Park Hyatt Paris - Vendôme, and in 2005, he was appointed as Chef de Cuisine at the opening of Palacio Duo - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, followed by Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow. After gaining several years of experience in various Hyatt hotels around the world, he was recognized for his creative cuisine and strong leadership. Thanks to such background and personality, Julien was appointed in 2012 as Executive Chef at the opening of Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht. After a couple of years, he then returned to Switzerland, where he worked for 7 years as Executive Chef at Candrian Gastronomie & Hotels, overseeing several dining outlets.
Seeking a new challenge, Julien assumed the position of Executive Chef at Andaz Tokyo in November 2022. With his wealth of knowledge and experience gained by leading kitchens and departments in Hyatt hotels around the world, he is pursuing the creation of dining experiences unique to Andaz that inspire, surprise, and impress each guest’s senses.