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Let’s Go Local: Pacific-Portioned Serves At Hilton For Taufa Drikibau

Mr Drikibau worked at Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa where he was assistant restaurant manager from 2019. Prior to Hilton Fiji, he spent over three years at Muri Beach Club Hotel in the Cook Islands, where he was restaurant manager and wedding coordinator.
02 Feb 2022 11:00
Let’s Go Local: Pacific-Portioned Serves At Hilton For Taufa Drikibau
Hilton Beach Resort and Spa at Denarau, Nadi and InterContinental Grand Pacific Hotel’s new service manager for Food and Beverage, Taufa Drikibau at work, on February 1, 2022. Photo: Frederica Elbourne.

Taufa Drikibau’s experience in international brands makes him the perfect candidate for the job he now holds.

He was appointed new service manager for food and beverage, at InterContinental Grand Pacific Hotel Suva.

Mr Drikibau is career-driven, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in hospitality operations and management from Fiji National University.

 

He has successfully completed other certifications from Australia Pacific Training Coalition.

Mr Drikibau hails from Levuka, but was raised in Nadi.

He enjoys making friends out of strangers.

Hockey, swimming and gardening are among his pastime activities.

 

“While I’m not entirely a private person, I don’t like self-promotion,” he said.

Mr Drikibau worked at Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa where he was assistant restaurant manager from 2019.

Prior to Hilton Fiji, he spent over three years at Muri Beach Club Hotel in the Cook Islands, where he was restaurant manager and wedding coordinator.

 

He worked at Sheraton Fiji and Westin Resort on Denarau for more than two years.

Mr Drikibau worked at Kokomo Resort and Denarau Surfers Dive, during his early career.

 

The Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva restored to its former glory.

The Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva restored to its former glory.

What Is One Place In Fiji You Would Take Friends To?
InterContinental Grand Pacific Hotel.

The prices are competitive.

In fact, some prices are cheaper than our competitors.

 

The seaview from Natoba Bar is great for de-stressing.

Our lemon iced green tea is a must-try.

The range of chai is also worth noting.

 

I enjoy how well they have kept heritage, given that this is one of the oldest hotels in the capital.

Back in the day, this was the hub for the after-work crowd.

 

An aerial view of the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa on Denarau Island.

An aerial view of the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa on Denarau Island.

What Is Your Favourite Spot For A Coffee Or Pie?
The Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa at Denarau, is well-known for its bakery and delicatessen.

It offers fresh, tasty, Pacific-portioned sized dishes.

The prices are competitive.

 

What Are Some Of Your Favourite Backyard Spots?
The White House Night Club in Nadi.

I’m not so familiar with Suva.

Until then, home will be my favourite backyard spot where I hang out with family for a different perspective.

There is no place like home for your own comfort, and home-cooked meals to share.

 

An island in the Lau group.

An island in the Lau group.

What Is One Place In Fiji On Your Bucket List?
Lau group.

Mum is from Namuka, and I hear it’s beautiful.

 

Feedback: frederica.elbourne@fijisun.com.fj



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