The Team

Executive Chef

Executive Chef

Etienne Karner
Executive Chef

Park Hyatt Sydney’s new executive chef Etienne Karner has been passionate about cooking since he was a child and it didn’t take him long to decide that he wanted to be a chef.

Etienne began his career in France but his love for travelling soon took him to places such as the United States, the Caribbean and Ireland to explore new cultures and cuisines.

His debut with the Hyatt family began at Grand Hyatt Goa in India, where he led the kitchen at The Verandah – the hotel’s signature restaurant.

Prior to joining Park Hyatt Sydney, Etienne was cooking up a storm as executive sous chef at Park Hyatt Dubai.

In his own words, Etienne says “I am thrilled to join the team at Park Hyatt Sydney. I love classical cooking with modern techniques using the best possible ingredients. My approach is to create a simple but perfect dining experience, taking local and sustainable ingredients and cooking them well.”

Follow Etienne on Instagram @chefetiennekarner

Pastry Chef

Pastry Chef

Shlomi Palensya
Pastry Chef

Shlomi Palensya is The Dining Room's latest talent. With ambition and a strong passion for his craft, Shlomi became head pastry chef at the prestigious Raphael restaurant in Tel Aviv in Israel at 19 years of age.

Since then, his experience includes working in luxury hotels and fine dining restaurants in Russia and Los Angeles, including the Ritz-Carlton Herzliya and the Herods Hotel Tel Aviv.


Follow Shlomi on Instagram @shlomipal


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