Award-winning Chef Leon Hatton-Jones joins the team with 20 years of culinary experience having worked for a number of five star establishments; and as an exceptional competitor and judge for culinary competitions including the Unilever Master of Time Chef (2013-2015) and 2015 African Culinary Cup.
“My inspiration is locally sourced fresh uncomplicated ingredients – bringing out the natural flavour of the ingredients with meticulous dedication to serving only the best in quality cuisine,” says Chef Leon. “I look forward to discovering the flavours and tastes that Fiji has to offer and incorporating this into a bespoke culinary experience that allows my team and I to set a new standard for five star dining experiences in Fiji.”
“We are excited to have someone with Leon’s experience joining our culinary team and we look forward to seeing what his creative flair and global experience will bring to our creative offerings to guests,” said Andrew Davidson, Area General Manager at the InterContinental Fiji.
Chef Leon will lead the culinary team and be responsible for specialty dining restaurant Navo, international restaurant Sanasana, relaxed dining at Toba Bar & Grill and the lighter fair at Kama Lounge. He will also be responsible for overseeing the onsite and offsite catering for the InterContinental Meetings, World of Weddings and personalised bespoke dining experiences at the resort.
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is part of the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) with over 5,000 and 744,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries. Overlooking the azure waters of Natadola Beach – voted by CNN as one of the best beaches in the world, and Fiji’s finest beach, the resort is spread across 35 acres of tropical manicured gardens and offers all of the facilities and services expected of luxury international resort.