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David Laris

Cachet Hospitality
Chief Creative Officer
David Laris is Chief Creative Officer of Cachet Hospitality. His name has become synonymous with the constant shaping and redefining of the food and beverage industry in China.Having spent his childhood spent between Australia and Greece, Laris started his love affair with food at an early age. At the age of 16, he launched his career with a classic French apprenticeship in his native Sydney.Laris first gained public acclaim in London while heading up Mezzo, Sir Terence Conran’s flagship restaurant. Noted for his talent in mixing fresh ideas and classic dishes, Laris elevated Mezzo to world-renowned status and won the restaurant countless accolades for inspired dining.Arriving in Shanghai in 2003, he launched his namesake restaurant Laris at Three on the Bund designed by Michale Graves, which quickly became a landmark in the city’s contemporary fine-dining scene and has been credited with being one of the founders of the western dining scene in China. Laris later created a variety of exciting new concepts for the local market, bringing everything from Greek, Italian, Mexican, Healthy as well as bars and retails products, Laris founded one of the first independent Chocolate shops in China not to mention the creation of Le Sheng, a modern Shanghainese restaurant that won Best Shanghainese Cuisine in Shanghai two years in a row.