Matthew Kirkley, the new chef at the new Belon restaurant. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Matthew Kirkley, the new chef at the new Belon restaurant. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Matthew Kirkley of Belon, French fine-dining restaurant in Hong Kong, on why he’s the right chef to step into Daniel Calvert’s shoes

  • The American chef earned a third Michelin star for San Francisco restaurant Coi, then left to lead Team USA in the Bocuse d’Or competition, in 2019
  • He has taken over from established chefs at least three times during his career, something he calls his ‘specialty’

Matthew Kirkley, the new chef at the new Belon restaurant. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Matthew Kirkley, the new chef at the new Belon restaurant. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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