Jean-Luc Fourrier, Founder & Director, JLF + Associates PTE LTD
A passionate and experienced Hotelier and Restaurateur with 30+ years of cultural knowledge and a diversified portfolio, Jean-Luc has worked and lived around the globe and is currently located in Singapore.
Jean-Luc started his career in his native France in 1971, after inheriting the passion for the business from his own family of restaurateurs, going on to study in various Hotel management schools in France, Switzerland, UK, and USA (London Business School. IMD, Cornell).
His first moved and worked outside of France in Tahiti, Germany, Holland and Belgium before joining Hilton London on Park Lane as a management trainee and Food and Beverage Director.
Jean-Luc developed a particular interest in Food and Beverage, which in turn motivated his thirst for traveling the world. Opening a Hotel in Boston USA, as General Manager Executive Assistant, he had a brief tour of duty at the Hilton Kahala Hawaii, before his Area F&B appointment to Vice President for Hilton Asia Pacific based in Tokyo in 1986.
Over 20 years in Asia Pacific since, Jean-Luc looked after the Area Hilton F&B Operations and Developments, based in Japan and Singapore. Going back to hotel operations in 1998 as General Manager of three hotels in Australia, Sydney and Adelaide, he returned to Singapore in 2006 as VP F&B Asia Pacific and Middle East. He successfully led the incredible Hotel development under Blackstone with new luxury Brands such as the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai, Conrad, Hilton and Double Tree. New, ingenious, creative and relevant F&B concepts were developed and/or rolled out with the management of over 400 restaurants and Bars.
Since opening his own company JLF+ Associates, Jean-Luc works closely with Owners, Developers, Operators, Architects and Designers as Director-Innovator developing and creating successful, multi-cuisine restaurant and bar concepts with his own exquisite knowledge of the world and Asian dining trends and regional cultures.
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