Hospitality company Hakkasan Group appointed Jacques Sorci as vice president culinary global. In this new role, Sorci will bring his global perspective and extensive experience to lead Hakkasan Group’s culinary teams worldwide. Sorci will oversee culinary operations across Hakkasan Group’s portfolio and provide leadership to all brand and development chefs on menu creation and refinement.

Sorci joins Hakkasan Group with over 30 years of experience in fine-dining, most recently having served as Executive Chef at Lotte New York Palace. Prior to joining Lotte New York Palace, Jacques lent his expertise as Executive Chef at The Carlyle New York, where he led all culinary operations at the iconic property. For almost twenty years, Sorci has also held a number of positions at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, where he was named the inaugural “Maitre Cuisiner de France” in 2003, an exclusive title awarded to those who exemplify excellence in the culinary community.

“I am excited to join Hakkasan Group, known worldwide for its refined approach to fine-dining and roster of culinary talents,” Jacques Sorci says. “I look forward to collaborating with the visionaries across Hakkasan Group’s diverse portfolio and developing culinary programs indicative of our position as a worldwide leader in hospitality.”

Hakkasan Group is a worldwide hospitality company with establishments across North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa. Its namesake is taken from its Michelin star restaurant that set the high-level standard for the group’s collection of diverse brands. Its ‘brand first’ philosophy builds restaurants, nightlife, daylife and soon-to-open hotels, resorts and residences into world-class hospitality brands, all with a focus on service, design, innovation and experience.

Its restaurant portfolio includes Hakkasan, with 11 locations worldwide, Ling, Yauatcha, Sake no Hana, Herringbone, Searsucker and Ivory on Sunset. Under the nightlife/daylife umbrella of brands are Hakkasan Nightclub, Wet Republic, OMNIA and JEWEL Nightclub.

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