The Royal’s Executive Chef
Born in 1969 in Singaraja in Bali, I MADE BAGUS WIDHYANTARA is a graduate of the Hotel and Tourism Training Institute Nusa Dua Bali since 1989. Living abroad for several years, he braced his way to become one of the best Chefs on the Isle of Gods.
He started his career in 1989 at the Intan Beach Village, in Kuta Bali as cooker helper and ever since, his career was on a fast track.
From 1993 to 1995 he experienced the American way of life in Florida, working for big cruises companies as Assistant Vegetable Cook at The Hallmark Cruise Service inc. and the Trident international Cruise inc. based in Miami.
Pending two years overseas, in 1996 he found his way back to Indonesia, and joined Accor as “Chef de Partie” at Novotel Manado over 2 years.
In almost 10 years, Chef Bagus had strategically put his professional skills on test in several exclusive properties to enhance and strengthen his know-how. In 2004, he received two Balinese Culinary Gold Medals, the highest prices of those culinary competitions in Bali.
On his way to take up new challenges, in March 2008, he was trusted to lead the kitchen team of one high-end villa compound in Sanur. He was in charge of the management and staff recruitment, purchasing of consumables, food goods dealing with the appropriate budget. He used to develop a la carte and special events menus.
As nothing could stop his commitment to improve, on September the same year, he became the Sous-Chef at the Conrad Bali until the end of 2010. Meanwhile, on August 2010, he has been invited at Hilton Nagoya during 2 weeks to promote the Indonesian Food, a real achievement who encouraged him to go on.
Based on his great professional records and his outstanding personality, the management recruited the Chef Bagus to manage the 3 kitchens outlet of the Royal Beach Seminyak Bali.
Ana Dewi Permana
Director of Marketing
The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali
Tel. +62 361 730730