Intercontinental Fiji Appoints New Executive Chef And Director Of Dining & Entertainment

(NATADOLA, FIJI) Monday 25 August 2014 – Culinary veterans, Denny Akira Tanaka and Nicolas de Visch, were welcomed in traditional Fijian style to the InterContinental Fiji team. Denny’s appointment to Director of Dining & Entertainment and Nicolas to Executive Chef, heralds an exciting new era in culinary experiences at the resort.

Chef Nicolas de Visch brings a fresh global perspective with 25 years kitchen experience throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia, with a Michelin star restaurant background, and having opened the 7 star luxury hotel Burj Al Arab at only 25.

Denny Tanaka, who studied in Cornell University in the United States of America, also joins the award-winning InterContinental Fiji with 15 years of invaluable experience in restaurant operations in Asia and the Middle East.

“Nicolas and I are excited to work with such a fabulous team that has already achieved so much and collaborating to elevate five star dining experiences in Fiji,” says Denny. “We’re looking forward to working hands-on with the team to continue delivering authentic and enriching Fijian experiences to guests and showcase the talent this resort has.”

“My objective is to deliver not just exceptional but holistic dining experiences = from the moment our guests enter the restaurant till the moment they leave,” adds Denny.

When asked about their first impressions of Fiji, Nicolas responded, “Fiji is a place where its people have such beautiful and warm personalities; I feel so welcome and very much at home.”

“We are thrilled to welcome two professionals of such caliber to our team,” says InterContinental Fiji General Manager, Erik Stuebe. “They bring with them a wealth of knowledge, and will be integral to implementing the exciting plans we have in pipeline for the next few years!”

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa overlooks the azure waters of Natadola Beach – voted by CNN as one of the best beaches in the world, and Fiji’s finest beach. Spread across 35 acres of tropical gardens, the resort offers all of the facilities and services expected of luxury international resort.

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