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Chef Willmer

Executive Chef Willmer Collmenares

The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place is delighted to announce the appointment of Willmer Colmenares as Executive Chef of the Hotel in October 2022. Chef Willmer brings years of experience in the culinary industry, including his in-depth expertise in food creation and strong records of accomplishments in F&B business development. 

In his current role at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, he oversees the overall culinary department of the Hotel, providing exquisite catering for prestigious events at the Hotel, which features the second-largest Hotel Ballroom in Southeast Asia that cater up to 8,000 people, as well as for in-room dining and the award-winning PA.SO.LA Restaurant & Lounge.

During his career in Venezuela, Spain, Madrid, Barcelona, and London, Chef Willmer had the opportunity of contributing his skill at Michelin-starred restaurants along with the leaders in the industry. His dedication, passion, and creativity led him to move to Shanghai, China, in 2013. He managed the culinary team for seven properties across Greater China as well as developed creative culinary & restaurant concepts for the prestigious dining establishments, three of which won The Michelin Plate & Black Pearl awards. In October 2022, he finally made Jakarta his home, becoming the Executive Chef of luxury hotel The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place.

Chef Willmer's extensive experience in the industry equips him to bring the success of the Hotel and Restaurant to a completely heightened level.