Moon Kang takes up his appointment in January 2018 after a 17-year career in Food & Beverage in five-star properties.
For the past five years he held top Food & Beverage roles at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, and before that the Grand InterContinental Seoul and Intercontinental Seoul COEX.
His lecturing focus at ICHM is Food & Beverage Management and Service. He was at ICHM as a student from 1996 to 1999, and will be joined in Adelaide by wife Sue Rhee (also an ICHM graduate) and their two children.
While at the Shangri-La he was responsible for Food & Beverage operations across five outlets, 13 banquet rooms, and five meeting rooms. He had oversight of 155 staff and revenue of AUD$24.8 million.
Under his stewardship, the hotel’s Altitude Restaurant was awarded 2017 Best Restaurant of the Year (Deluxe Category) on the Tourism Accommodation Australia Awards for Excellence, and three stars in the Gault & Millau restaurant guide.
In Seoul he was Cluster Director of Food and Beverage for the two properties, including 13 Food and Beverage outlets and 22 Banquet rooms, and revenue of US$79.2 million. In 2014, outlets at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul were extensively refurbished and reopened.
Moon Kang was previously Executive Assistant Manager Food & Beverage at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, Director of Food & Beverage at W Seoul Walkerhill. From 2004 to 2008 he was at Westin Sydney, also in Food & Beverage roles.
He holds a Master of Commerce (University of New South Wales) and a Bachelor of Management (University of South Australia), in addition to his ICHM Swiss Diploma.
ICHM’s Academic Director Dr George Brown says Moon Kang’s appointment is a coup for ICHM. ‘He joins a long line of industry professionals who have returned to ICHM, strengthening networks with industry and passing on their contemporary industry knowledge and expertise to the next generation’, he says.