Two Michelin Accolades for Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou


September 29, 2021,
Guangzhou, China

The Michelin Guide China announced the results of the recipients of the prestigious stars for the 2021 Michelin Guide Guangzhou. Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou received two Michelin accolades: Catch was honoured with a Michelin Plate and Yu Yue Heen with one Michelin star for the fourth consecutive year.

Chinese Executive Chef of Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou Mai Zhi Xiong has led the team in maintaining the highest culinary standards and in achieving this coveted recognition once again. Throughout his 30+ years of professional experience, Chef Mai, who joined the hotel as part of the pre-opening team, has kept his roots deeply grounded in the renowned Canton regions, including Jiangmen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Shunde and Guangzhou. Chef Mai is a strong advocate of inheriting Cantonese culinary traditions. To him, technology and plating trends may evolve, however, the essence of his cooking revolves around the freshest ingredients. "To retain our Michelin star is an acknowledgment of Yu Yue Heen’s authentic and refined Cantonese cuisine. We will continue to strive to make every dining experience memorable for our guests," says Chef Mai.

This year, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou is particularly proud to receive Michelin recognition for Catch, the French-inspired seafood restaurant located on the Hotel’s 100th floor. Chef Jeffrey Zeng made his debut in 2020 at the Michelin Guide Guangzhou gala dinner, presenting the 6th course. A year later, his leadership and talent are being recognised with this prestigious accolade. A veteran in Michelin starred kitchens, Chef Jeffrey is one step up the ladder in his quest for gastronomic perfection. His dedication to integrating the best local ingredients in a Western restaurant is his trademark at Catch and has won him tremendous accolades from all corners. "Chefs of Western cuisines enjoy great freedom for culinary innovation in Guangzhou, being pampered by an inclusive culture. We will continue our quest for perfection and strive to create a dynamic and indelible experience for our guests."

About Yu Yue Heen

Yu Yue Heen, located on the 71st floor of Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, offers authentic Cantonese cuisine with unsurpassed views of the city’s skyline and the Pearl River within a tranquil space. It has been awarded a Michelin star every year since 2018 when the guide was first launched in Guangzhou. The restaurant design features an interplay of traditional colours and contemporary décor, creating a haven of relaxed Chinese elegance with magnificent views of Guangzhou. Yu Yue Heen creates authentic Cantonese cuisine using the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients; favourite signature dishes include the barbecued pork belly, marinated chicken with deep-fried minced ginger as well as the sliced lamb with sesame and soya sauce.

About Chef Mai Zhi Xiong

Chef Mai Zhi Xiong joined Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou in 2012 as a member of the pre-opening team. Chef Mai is a strong advocate of creating dishes with fresh seasonal ingredients. The authentic Cantonese cooking style emphasises light on seasoning and sauce, working exceptionally well for Chef Mai to bring out the best flavour of every dish through his culinary skills and creative presentation.

About Catch 

Crowning Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou on the 100th floor, Catch is a spectacular fine dining French inspired seafood restaurant. The restaurant’s contemporary style combined with a tranquil ambience is the perfect setting for intimate dining, surrounded by panoramic views of the skyline. Catch seats 102 guests, including one private room, and offers three unique semi-private couple seats featuring stunning views of Canton Tower and the Pearl River below. The restaurant selects only premium seafood ingredients and the freshest local produce and boasts a robust wine and whiskey selection.

About Chef Jeffrey Zeng

Chef Jeffrey Zeng joined Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou in 2019. He much prefers local "off the beaten track" places to source hidden gems and the best quality ingredients. With his extensive experience in Michelin starred kitchens, Chef Jeffrey takes pride in his commitment to fresh local ingredients in all his creations, which he also deems a contribution to reduction of carbon footprint.

About The Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide first published in France in 1900, is highly regarded as the industry benchmark and the highest recognition of exemplary restaurants in the city. The guide’s anonymous inspectors rate restaurants based on product quality, preparation and flavours, personality, value and consistency. The Michelin Guide made its debut in China in 2016 in Shanghai. Guangzhou is only the second city to receive the renowned Michelin star award since 2018.