Alan Sun Takes a Coveted Role as Executive Chinese Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

An award-winning culinary maestro brings innovation to the contemporary Cantonese restaurant
May 17, 2023,
Shenzhen, China

Bringing fresh verve to its dazzling array of dining experiences, Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen announces the appointment of culinary maestro Alan Sun as Executive Chinese Chef. With more than three decades of experience across award-winning five-star and Michelin-starred establishments, Chef Alan brings his signature artistry to the Hotel’s renowned Cantonese fine-dining restaurant Zhuo Yue Xuan.

Born in Hong Kong, Chef Alan brings a passion for the rich flavours of his native Chinese cuisine, fusing traditional culinary techniques with a deliciously inventive modern approach. A prodigal talent, Chef Alan began his career in restaurant kitchens at the tender age of 13, showing an intuitive flair for crafting mouth-watering Cantonese delicacies. His stellar career has since seen him make his mark on many internationally renowned Michelin-starred restaurants.

“I love to combine the classic beauty of authentic Chinese cuisine with an original style honed over more than 30 years,” says Chef Alan, commenting on the timelessness of his cuisine. “I’m passionate about working with the finest local and seasonal ingredients, constantly exploring new ways of crafting these to create unique and unexpected flavour combinations and vivid presentations that leave a lasting impression.”

Chef Alan’s fusion of tradition and innovation sits perfectly with the culinary creativity on display at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen – renowned as a dining destination in its own right under the inspired leadership of Director of Food and Beverage and Culinary Operations Stuart Newbigging. From fine patisserie and delicate light bites at the chic Yi Bar & Lounge to vibrant Japanese delicacies at Matsuyi, the Hotel’s cuisine sings with fresh seasonal ingredients crafted with passion and flair.

Under Chef Alan, award-winning Cantonese restaurant Zhuo Yue Xuan will continue to offer elegant cuisine that showcases the simple beauty of its ingredients, as well as introduce his acclaimed signature dishes, such as Fish Maw with Crab Roe and Pork, featuring just-caught ingredients alongside powdered crab craw for a rich depth of flavour.

“I’m honoured to carry on and expand Zhuo Yue Xuan’s renowned reputation,” says Chef Alan. “Inspired by my experience heading a Michelin-starred kitchen, my vision is for our team to continue to offer the very highest standards, preparing stylish dishes that are perfectly crafted for guests to see, smell, taste and savour the food at an optimal level. I’m driven to constantly evolve and improve, ensuring that the already exceptional cuisine here at Four Seasons is recognised as the finest gastronomic experience in Shenzhen.”

Outside of the kitchen, Chef Alan pursues a simple and peaceful pace of life that ensures his focus remains entirely on cooking and ingredients when working. Indicative of his kind heart and warm nature, his main hobby is taking care of stray cats near to his residence; he also volunteers at a nearby stray animal rescue station. In addition, he enjoys exercising with family and friends to ensure harmony of body and mind.

Set in a prized location in Shenzhen’s new central business district of Futian, Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen is an oasis in China’s cosmopolitan powerhouse. Contemporary residential design, a stylish spa and elegant modern facilities set the scene for an elegantly relaxed stay with the vibrant, international energy of the city just moments away.

For further details of the outstanding fine-dining experiences at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen, contact +86 (755) 8826 8888.


Jackie Xu
Director of Public Relations
138 Fuhua Third Road, Futian District
Shenzhen, 518048