E: What are your responsibilities?
I: My food and beverage responsibilities include working with the team leaders of the outlets to ensure they are all operating well. I also take time to visit the venues to communicate with both the guests and staff.
E: What makes a typical day?
I: I always start with a positive attitude to make a beautiful day. I make sure I say hello to everyone as I walk into my office. I check my daily to-do list before the breakfast service and then I meet both the hotel manager and general manager to do the daily operation reviews for the various outlets. That is followed by meetings with the outlet managers and finally with an afternoon briefing before the dinner service.
E: Your best attribute?
I: I always believe that hard work pays off in the end. And I try my best to be humble with my team as my colleagues are my second family.
E: Team player or team leader?
I: I prefer to be a team leader to make sure every task is professionally organised, well understood and executed smoothly. Leaders are effective when they understand the needs of their team members.
E: Who has been the most influential figure in your career to date?
I: Throughout my 26 years in hospitality, I have learned from all my superiors and continue to be inspired today to deal with different situations. Right now Praba Maniam, the corporate general manager of Double-Six Luxury Hotel is my motivator and inspiration.
E: Name one really special thing about your hotel.
I: All the staff in our restaurants and bars are professional. Everyone has the spirit of hospitality to provide our guests with the most comfortable and unique culinary experiences while in Bali. All our restaurants and bars are flourishing and growing, which excites me a lot.
E: How do you unwind?
I: Normally I go back to Bandung and spend quality time with my family. We travel as a small family and stay in a villa with refreshing fresh air and views of nature so we can reconnect.
E: Dead or alive, who would you like to take out to dinner?
I: My wife and my three kids for sure.
Double Six Luxury Hotel
Jalan Pantai Double Six No.66, Seminyak,
Bali 80361, Indonesia