Our Team

We challenge ourselves to a create a new menus every quarter for Hope & Sesame, constantly pushing all our team players to reinvent the way things are done. This is just an example of our philosophy. Everyone has a key role to play.

Andrew Ho

Co-owner of Hope & Sesame

A passion for refining and developing In this industry, things improves constantly, he is here to deliver down to the detail

Andrew, a Hong Kong native graduated from Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, majoring in international hospitality management. Andrew’s career commenced with trainee positions at Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong. After joining the Hyatt group upon university graduation, Andrew has progressed from management trainee position to Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at the prestigious Grand Hyatt Hong Kong in the span of 3 years due to his outstanding knowledge of the industry and a modern approach to F&B management. Upon leaving his position at Grand Hyatt, Andrew has successfully opened a modern Vietnamese restaurant and the first “speakeasy” cocktail bar in Guangzhou – Hope & Sesame.

 

Bastien Ciocca

Co-owner of Hope & Sesame

A passion for sharing and creating In this industry, things move fast, he is  here to deliver with full of energy

Bastien, Born is Switzerland from a family of restaurateurs / wine maker and graduate of the Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne has a vast amount of experience in the F&B industry all over the world. Former F&B Manager at Shangri-la and Presided of the french section at the Swiss barkeeper association (SBU) for two years. Bastien is the co-founder of Hope & Sesame. Hi is particularly devoted for researching new flavors and different approaches when it comes to cocktail development. He joined various local and international competitions as participant as well as part of judging and organization panel. Bastien love sharing his knowledge with anyone who curiously ask him what he is preparing. He speak French, German and English with some notions of Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin. He is passionate for photography and visuals. When he can find some spare times, he dive, run, explore and think what’s the next menu will be like.

Marcia Xiao

Co-owner of Hope & Sesame, Owner of Marcia Fermentology

A talent for creativity and flavors In this industry, things improves constantly, he is here to deliver down to the detail

Marcia, born in the remote Xinjiang province

Jay Du

Trainer - Head Bartender

Jay joined the Hope & Sesame team in 2017 after 5 years of experience with Ritz Carlton.

Jay devote most of his time sharing his knowledge to our team and to various projects around China lead under Spirits Architects Consulting Company