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Chef Rudolf Kunkel Reappointed

Rudolf Kunkel has been re-appointed as executive chef at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa. During his previous tenure at the resort, he spearheaded efforts to use local ingredients in
02 Oct 2016 12:04
Chef Rudolf Kunkel Reappointed
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Rudolf Kunkel has been re-appointed as executive chef at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa.

During his previous tenure at the resort, he spearheaded efforts to use local ingredients in the kitchen as well as introduced other local and seasonal fruits into the resort breakfast buffets besides imported fruits.

On his return to Fiji, Chef Kunkel said he was excited to be ‘home’ and looked forward to working with the team at Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa.

“We are excited to welcome Rudi back as he is no stranger to our resort and to Fiji and he is bringing back a wealth of knowledge to our team after having worked in three of our sister properties,” said resort general manager, Craig Powell.

Mr Kunkel was previously the executive chef at Shangri-La’s flagship property, the Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong.

Prior to this, he was executive chef at the Shangri-La Hotel – Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and the Shangri-La Hotel in Xian, China.

Mr Kunkel has had an international career spanning 25 years working in China, Egypt, Fiji, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore and Switzerland.

He worked as executive chef at Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa from 2005-2009.

Mr Kunkel will head a culinary team of 84 and manage seven restaurants including the staff restaurant – Mocelolo outlet and all banquet events.

His return to Fiji is more of a homecoming as he is married to a local and had also spent close to 10 years of his professional career in Fiji.

 

 



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