From corporate gatherings to sit down dinners, birthday parties or Christmas celebrations, you can now escape the stress, be free to enjoy events with your guests and let Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s legendary catering team plan and execute every detail of your event with sophistication and style.
Leave the planning of your next event to our legendary catering planners. Whether it’s a passed around canapé, a stunning dessert table brimming with confections, or a sumptuous dinner, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is able to deliver creative ideas and delicious menus for all occasions.
Working closely with our talented chefs, each dish is masterfully prepared and carefully packaged; ready to be delivered fresh from the kitchen, directly to your venue. All details of the event can be customised down to the last memorable detail, following through with professional service teams, floral arrangements, décor and table setting.
Profile of Chef Paul
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Executive Chef Paul Smart has worked in some of the world’s top kitchens on three continents, bringing more than two decades of culinary experience to Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Prior to joining the landmark Hanoi property, Chef Paul was the executive chef at SO Sofitel Bangkok for five years, where he was crowned winner of the Iron Chef Thailand TV program in 2012 and 2013.
Chef Paul began his career at Stamford Plaza Hotel in Australia, spending nearly eight years learning and developing within the group. In 2005, he moved to the UK to earn his chef stripes at The Ritz London, where he worked alongside Michelin-starred executive chef John Williams and head chef Fred Forrester.
During his time in the UK, Chef Paul cooked for HRH Queen Elizabeth II, and won the UK Commis Chef of the Year award at the Academy of Culinary Arts in 2007. He also worked with the acclaimed chefs of El Bulli, which was voted Best Restaurant in the World, from 2006 until 2009.
In 2007, Smart moved back to Australia to work as chef de cuisine at Sofitel Gold Coast, where he played a pivotal role in the multi-award-winning restaurant Room 81. While at Sofitel Gold Coast, he took home the gold medal no less than three times for the Gold Box Restaurant Challenge – in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Since joining Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi in 2017, Chef Paul has created the Metropole Culinary Stars event, Hanoi’s largest and most anticipated annual gastronomic celebration featuring top Michelin star chefs from around the world. He has cooked for President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un during the historical Hanoi Summit in 2019