Meet Our Chefs

Harmony between tradition and innovation


Chef Chocolatier

Chef Philippe Daue, born in Belgium, is a fourth generation chef and that his father is a famous Michelin two-star chef in Belgium. His boutique hotel was located in the former summer residence of the Belgian Royal family in Oostende and all of the Royals used to be his regular customers, including King Albert II, who was Prince at the time.

Born in a family that has a tradition of producing top quality Chefs, Chef Philippe has taken several studies in France and Belgium. He is graduated from Hotel School “Ter Duinen” in Belgium, and then he continues to study culinary cooking in Paris, and qualifies with HACCP Certificate (UK). Before joining GODIVA, Chef Philippe has worked as Executive Pastry Chef in several leading five star hotels, such as Shangri-La Hotel, Mandarin Oriental and Hilton Hotel in many countries all over the world including India, Thailand, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Belgium, and therefore very linguistic, able to speak fluent Dutch, English, French, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai. In 2010 to 2012, he served as Area Executive Pastry Chef in China World Hotel under the Shangri-la Hotel Group, providing exquisite pastry and bakery products to a number of hotels and respective restaurants where Philippe has accumulated extensive experiences in creating the desserts that best suits their local consumers, and delivering the prestige image to fit the market needs.

Chef Philippe joins GODIVA as Chef Chocolatier in December, 2012. He is based in Shanghai and focus primarily on the development of new chocolate and pastry products for China and the whole Pacific Rim markets. Chef Philippe is full of culinary passion and creativity, and is working closely with the team of GODIVA chefs around the world to assist elevating the brand into a new height with the dedicated and professional craftsmanship…… Something that our GODIVA fan should be excited for! Look out for Chef Philippe, he will soon become our GODIVA celebrity to maintain a strong interaction and presence in our stores!