The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Welcomes Executive Chef Ravi Obeyesekere
Nusa Dua, Bali, August 2012… The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali takes great pleasure to announce the recent appointment of Mr. Ravi Obeyesekere as Executive Chef. He has arrived in Bali direct from a highly successful 12 year stint as Executive Chef for the Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Originally from Sri Lanka, Chef Ravi is a true professional who brings a wealth of culinary experience to the Resort. His career has been an insightful journey that has taken him to fascinating destinations around the world including Middle East, China and New Zealand. Last year Chef Ravi celebrated the milestone of 25 years working for properties under the Starwood banner.
Chef Ravi is certainly no stranger to the Indonesian archipelago or its rich cultural traditions. In 1996 he was instrumental in setting up the Food and Beverage departments for several new Sheraton hotels that opened in succession across Java in Solo, Jakarta and Surabaya. He provided ongoing culinary support for a further 2 years to each property during his time as Executive Chef with Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta.
As a consummate perfectionist, Chef Ravi is passionate about creating flavoursome food that guests can relate to. At The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali he is keen to showcase dishes that honour the culinary heritage of Indonesia and Bali alongside modern fare to appeal to a diverse audience of travellers. Chef Ravi is excited about the high quality of ingredients currently available in Bali and he is looking forward to experiencing the island’s evolving dining scene for further inspiration.
“Chef Ravi’s extensive culinary expertise can only strengthen the Resort’s Food and Beverage positioning. He has acquired a talented team of young kitchen associates who are enthusiastic to learn under his guidance. Guests can expect to see some positive changes at all of our restaurant venues in the near future as Chef Ravi revitalizes each menu and reinvents a number of dishes with his own signature twist,” comments Mr. Bipan Kapur, Managing Director of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali.