The Bellevue Manila Elevates Its Culinary Scene with New Executive Chef Kim Sungbae

The Bellevue Manila proudly announces a significant enhancement to its culinary offerings with the appointment of Chef Kim Sungbae, also known as Chef Kim or Chef Ryan, as the new Executive Chef. Chef Kim’s arrival marks a new era of gastronomic excellence for The Bellevue Manila, solidifying its reputation as a premier dining destination in the South.

Chef Kim Sungbae, a native of Korea, brings a wealth of international experience and a unique culinary perspective to The Bellevue Manila. His impressive career includes serving as the Executive Chef at the Korean Embassy, where he distinguished himself with his mastery of Korean cuisine. Chef Kim’s culinary journey has taken him across Southeast Asia, holding leadership roles in prestigious establishments such as City of Dreams Manila, JW Marriott in Hanoi, Vietnam, and Resorts World Manila. His extensive experience in diverse culinary environments has equipped him with the skills to create innovative dishes that blend traditional flavors with modern techniques, ensuring an exceptional dining experience for guests.

"We are thrilled to welcome Chef Kim Sungbae to The Bellevue Manila," said Mavic Recio, General Manager of The Bellevue Manila. "His extensive international experience and innovative culinary approach align perfectly with our commitment to providing exceptional dining experiences. With Chef Kim at the helm, we are confident that our culinary offerings will reach new levels of creativity and excellence."

Chef Kim Sungbae expressed his enthusiasm about joining The Bellevue Manila, stating, "I am honored to be part of The Bellevue Manila’s esteemed team. My goal is to bring my passion for culinary innovation and dedication to excellence to this beautiful 5-star hotel. Together, we will create extraordinary dining experiences that will delight and inspire our guests."

Introducing Chef Wong Yew Wei

Complementing Chef Kim's innovative approach, The Bellevue Manila proudly introduces Chef Wong Yew Wei, the esteemed Deputy Chinese Chef at Phoenix Court since July 2023. With over 13 years of distinguished experience in Chinese, Cantonese, and Malaysian cuisines, Chef Wong excels in delivering exquisite dishes and has mastered the art of sauce making. He is committed to providing unparalleled service quality and plays a pivotal role in curating the restaurant menu, managing orders, and overseeing staff schedules. Chef Wong’s exceptional culinary skills have garnered numerous awards, commendations, and resounding praise from guests and management alike.

Strengthened Commitment to Culinary Excellence

The Bellevue Manila’s commitment to culinary excellence is further bolstered by the leadership of Arthur Cayanan, who heads the Food & Beverage Department. Arthur brings with him a remarkable 20-year background in the hospitality industry and is recognized as a Department of Tourism Master Trainer for the Filipino Brand of Service Excellence. His expertise in delivering exceptional service standards perfectly complements the culinary innovations brought by both Chef Kim and Chef Wong, ensuring that every guest’s dining experience is extraordinary.

Under the visionary leadership of Chef Kim Sungbae in the Kitchen Department, the adept guidance of Arthur Cayanan in the Food & Beverage Department, and the culinary expertise of Chef Wong Yew Wei, The Bellevue Manila is poised to elevate its culinary scene to unprecedented heights.

The Bellevue Manila invites guests to savor the innovative cuisine of Chef Kim Sungbae and Chef Wong Yew Wei across its array of dining establishments. From meticulously crafted Korean and Chinese dishes to internationally inspired creations, their influence is set to make a lasting impact on the hotel’s culinary landscape.

For more information or to make a reservation at any of The Bellevue Manila’s dining establishments, please visit or contact the hotel directly at (02) 8771 8181.