Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport is delighted to welcome two focused and proactive ladies to its F&B leadership who are planning on bringing new ideas to the hotel’s food and beverage operations.
Restaurant Manager Astri Sagita has a wealth of experience in high-end brands internationally, including stints working in the Middle East, the Maldives and Thailand, while Executive Chef Tashia Yunasz brings great respect for Indonesia’s cuisine and ingredients, as well as experience working overseas.
As restaurant manager, Astri’s goal is to promote Indonesia’s culinary culture to foreign guests through the use of local ingredients and the introduction of new local dishes to the Garden Grille Restaurant menu. To achieve this, Chef Tashia is busy researching local produce and restoring the hotel chef’s garden to honour the farm-to-table and sustainability concepts as much as possible.
The menu will focus on pan-Asian dishes, alongside the richness of local cuisine, with some western dishes and an increase in options for vegetarians and the health-conscious, in line with rising demand, and Astri and Tashia are keen to introduce all this to their hotel guests, meeting delegates and walk-in visitors.
Chef Tashia’s love of local produce and nature and her respect for sustainability are perfectly suited to her personal goal of becoming a farmer so she can work the land and supply high-quality produce to the country’s chefs. Astri, meanwhile, aims to continue climbing the career ladder to become a director within two years and general manager in five or six years, or to open her own Indonesian restaurant in Bali.
Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
Jalan Airport Ngurah Rai No. 7, Kuta
Bali 80361, Indonesia
T: (+62) 3618976100
Exquisite Taste December 2019 – February 2020