The Partners

Edward Baffoe
Nationality – Ghanaian
Eddie was born and brought up in the beautiful Ghanaian region of Nkoranza, and for over ten years has had extensive experience in hospitality operations in Tokyo. Eddie started his career in the hospitality industry as a bar tender with Farm Grill in Ginza, and was promoted to Manager of the restaurant and bar. Most recently, he operated one of the most popular bars in Roppongi Hills, The Oak Door Bar, as a bar manager.

Matthew Crabbe
Nationality – Australian
Matthew has had extensive experience in Australia working for Tetsuya’s of Sydney as well, travelling the globe to countries including England, U.S.A. and Mexico. In Japan he has worked as the Chef of the acclaimed New York Grill and Bar at the Park Hyatt Tokyo and also the Grand Hyatt Tokyo as the Executive Sous Chef. In 2005, he was chosen as the opening Executive Chef of the Hyatt Regency Kyoto.

Nathan Smith
Nationality – New Zealander
Nathan has worked within Hyatt International primarily in Australia and Tokyo holding various management positions in restaurants, bars and event areas. He opened The Oak Door Steak House and Bar at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo in 2003, and has supported the openings of other Hyatt International properties such as Park Hyatt Zurich and Park Hyatt Seoul. Soon after being promoted to Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo he was promoted to Director of Food and Beverage at Park Hyatt Tokyo at the end of 2005.