Pan Pacific London has announced the appointment of Cherish Finden as Executive Pastry Chef.

Born in Singapore, Finden has over 30 years of international experience and will be responsible for creating the hotel’s entire pastry collection. She takes the role following a stint as Creative Development Chef at an internationally acclaimed luxury chocolatier.

Famed for re-defining the art of patisserie, Finden, who is currently appearing as a judge on Channel 4’s Bake Off: The Professionals, is recognised as one of the top pastry chefs in the world and will be tasked with creating an innovative, imaginative and irresistible menu. Guests can look forward to a ‘slice of Singapore’ on the afternoon tea menu along with a number of traditional favourites.

“I am delighted to be part of the Pan Pacific London team and I look forward to bringing my Singaporean heritage to the pastries that we will create,” says Finden. “It will be a celebration of a slice of Singapore in London, a fusion of two of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in the world.”

The appointment also marks Finden’s return to Pan Pacific, after she started in her first professional position at Pan Pacific Singapore in 1991. Since then, she has headed the pastry offering at some of the world’s most exclusive hotels, including Raffles Hotel Singapore, The Sheraton Tower Singapore and The Langham London. Finden’s career has seen her appear on numerous television shows too, from Channel 4’s Bake Off – The Professionals to MasterChef and James Martin’s Saturday Kitchen.