Phuket, Thailand, 19 June 2018 – Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach has appointed Bastian Ballweg as its new Executive Chef, as it aims to raise the bar for culinary excellence throughout the resort.
A German national, Chef Bastian was inspired to embark on a culinary career by his grandparents, who owned a popular restaurant and pub in Germany. He entered the hospitality industry in 1999 and quickly rose through the professional ranks at a series of European restaurants and hotels, including Mövenpick Hotel Zurich Airport.
He then commenced a new challenge in 2006 by attending hotel school in Luebeck, Germany.
In 2012, Chef Bastian moved to Southeast Asia for the first time when he joined the South American Steakhouse in Phuket, leading the kitchen team as Executive Chef. Then in 2015 he joined The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket – the prestigious property that now forms part of Marriott International’s portfolio.
Chef Bastian will now showcase his extensive culinary experience and expertise at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach. An innovative master of global cuisine who takes inspiration from around the world, he focuses on fresh, local ingredients to create authentic dishes.
“I am delighted to become Executive Chef at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach and look forward to bringing my distinctive culinary style to our guests. With two great restaurants and a stunning sandy beach, this is a fantastic destination to showcase high-quality cuisine,” commented Chef Bastian.
Guests can experience Chef Bastian’s exciting culinary creations at The Andaman Kitchen and Big Fish Restaurant & Bar.