THE CILANTRO TEAM
Chef Takashi Kimura
Hailing from Ibaraki prefecture in Japan, as an apprentice, in 1990 Chef Takashi ventured into the culinary scene with a passion for cooking. Along the way, his career included training at Michelin starred restaurants in France and eventually took him to the Japanese Embassy in West Africa, where he applied his French cooking skills with Japanese influence into his specialty menus. Before taking up his post at Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar, Chef Takashi was Chef de cuisine at the Japanese Embassy in Malaysia.
Nur Hafidzah binti Mohamad Khashim
Senior Sous Chef
Born and raised in Petaling Jaya, Nur Hafidzah is a highly skilled, all rounded individual in the culinary industry with ten years of experience under her belt. She is an IMI International Management Institute of Luzern graduate, specialising in European cuisine and management, which led her to apprenticeships at several restaurants in Switzerland. Under the mentorship of Chef Takashi Kimura, her cooking techniques expanded tremendously and now tasked to oversee Cilantro’s kitchen to ensure each and every plate served are of the highest quality. With Chef Takashi’s guidance and astrong, supportive kitchen brigade behind her, she aspires to be like him one day.
Nisa Katrina Binti Mokhtaruddin
Graduating with a Diploma in Culinary Arts, Nisa launched her career at a 5- star hotel, starting with a stint at an in-house bistro before moving on to coffee house and subsequently to a restaurant where she immersed herself in molecular gastronomy. Encouraged by her superiors, she began creating desserts- developing a hard passion for pastry arts and soon moved on to a local French pâtisserie to focus on French pastry.
Nisa Katrina joined Cilantro in 2019.
Gatot Puji Raharjo
Coming from Tawau, Sabah, Puji started in the hotel industry in 1996 and has been a stalwart member of the Cilantro team since 2009. Before joining Cilantro, Puji gained valuable experience with many reputable 5-star establishments within the Kuala Lumpur district and brings this valuable knowledge to his busy daily schedule at Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar.
A native of Grenoble in the French Alps, having started his career in London where he worked for more than 12 years in Members Clubs and Michelin Star restaurants, Guillaume sought new horizons in Asia, eventually choosing to settle down in Malaysia where he has been Chef Sommelier at Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar since 2011.
JOIN OUR TEAM
We are always looking for dedicated and passionate individuals to join us. If you would like to be part of Cilantro, email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org