Chef Matt whom he usually being called will take on the role of Executive Chef and will also be in charge of the island’s pride, Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) and continue to deliver inspiring yet flawless catering services for all participants.
Chef Matt was born into hospitality, where his parents owned a small hotel and two restaurants in Bavaria, Germany. This set the stage for his later culinary journey from Michelin Star restaurant in Spain to Luxury Hotels in Switzerland, before achieving his master’s degree in culinary arts by age 25.
After successfully leading the family business into a new millennium and being listed in the Elle Bistro Best Lunch Restaurants, Chef Matt followed a call to set up a modern dining & beach club in Basel, Switzerland in 2006. Not long after, he made his way to the InterContinental Hotel Berlin following the Almyra Hotel, a member of Design Hotels on Cyprus to explore the Mediterranean cuisine. In 2009 Chef Matt got appointed his first Executive Chef position with the Opera Hotel, Luxury Hotels of the World in Kyiv, Ukraine, hosting high profile guests from politics, fashion and sports. Soon after, he got promoted to two leading hotels of the world in Kyiv and Donetsk.
After hosting the 2012 UEFA Champions Spain, Chef Matt followed his passion to travel and dive into a new continent, Asia. He spent two years in Koh Samui and 15 months in Bangkok spicing up his culinary repertoire before helming the Pullman Saigon City Centre kitchens. In June 2017, he hailed back to Bangkok’s Renaissance Hotel Ratchaprasong which became his home for the last 5 years.
Inspired by Bangkok’s unlimited culinary delights and eight years within big city hotels, Chef Matt felt it is time to move on to providing physical well-being through his culinary expertise, matching The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali’s wellbeing DNA.
With an array of culinary experience, Chef Matt offers strong expertise in lifestyle hospitality, project management, talent development and establishing innovative food concepts and will be an exciting addition to the six pillars of Westin Wellbeing, specifically the Eat Well pillar, where Westin uses fresh, natural and sustainably sourced ingredients to craft creative and irresistible local flavors.
“With the opening of borders in Bali and the revival of Bali tourism, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali continues to present inspiring programs, one of which is the Eat Well pillar. Chef Matthias’ arrival will bring the Resort’s culinary positioning to another level as he and his team will present creative offerings and continue to position the resort as the leading culinary destination” says Oriol Montal, General Manager of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali.
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