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Let’s Go Local: Savusavu For Head Chef Eroni Madraivia

“I began my career at the Pearl Resort, and then moved to Likuliku Lagoon Resort, then Hilton Hotel. While at Hilton, I was blessed to be given an opportunity to work at Hilton - Seoul Korea for three months and then moved to Rapopo Plantation Resort in Papua New Guinea before I joined Wyndham.”
30 Nov 2021 10:00
Let’s Go Local: Savusavu For Head Chef Eroni Madraivia
Wavi Island in Savusavu and Head Chef of Dua Tale Kitchen, Eroni Madraivia.

A chef is an artist of food.

Bringing flair and innovation to the Dua Tale kitchen in Wyndham Resort Denarau Island, Eroni Madraivia is truly an artist.

Residing in Nadi, the head chef of Dua Tale kitchen believes in incorporating local produce to an otherwise Western cuisine.

 

While COVID-19 had badly affected the tourism sector, Mr Madraivia used that time to innovate ways to integrate local and western dishes.

Now, the head chef cannot wait to greet tourists back with the delicate balance of ingredients he has achieved.

“I began my career at the Pearl Resort, and then moved to Likuliku Lagoon Resort, then Hilton Hotel.

 

“While at Hilton, I was blessed to be given an opportunity to work at Hilton – Seoul Korea for three months and then moved to Rapopo Plantation Resort in Papua New Guinea before I joined Wyndham.”

He said food was part of his memory, and experiences with his grandmother inspired him to become a chef.

Mr Madraivia is married with four children.

 

What are some of your hobbies?
I like meeting new people, playing rugby and playing around with ingredients to make new dishes.

 

The Wananavu Beach Resort

The Wananavu Beach Resort

What is the one place in Fiji you would take every to, and why?
Wananavu Beach Resort in Rakiraki.

It has a beautiful view and serene atmosphere.

A different setting altogether.

 

One of the many Bulaccino Cafe's in Fiji.

One of the many Bulaccino Cafe’s in Fiji.

What is your favourite place for pie/coffee, and why?
Bulaccino Cafe.

Unique place with great coffee and pastries.

 

What is your favourite secret backyard spot, and why?
At home in Nadi, with my family.

 

Savusavu town, on the island of Vanua Levu in the province of Cakaudrove.

Savusavu town, on the island of Vanua Levu in the province of Cakaudrove.

What is the one spot in Fiji on the top of your bucket list?
Savusavu.

I heard a lot about Savusavu, but I want to see for myself if the tales about its beauty are true.

 

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