Executive Chef Tatsuya honed his skills at a number of Michelin star restaurants, and in 2015 won a prize in one of the largest chef competitions in Japan to discover young talent. In 2020 he joined the team at Aman Kyoto, as Chef de Cuisine. He has since been appointed Executive Chef and offers simple yet profound dishes that have a particular focus on local ingredients, wishing guests to enjoy dining experiences that are unique to the forest garden home of Aman Kyoto and inspired by the beautiful surrounding nature.
Executive Pastry Chef Hiroyuki Matsuo
The master behind The Living Pavilion’s freshly baked breakfast pastries and the exquisite confections served for afternoon tea, Chef Matsuo started his career as a confectioner in Osaka in 1984. Over the course of his career, he has won numerous awards for his original sweet creations including the Osaka Governor's Award.