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Extensive Culinary Expertise

Extensive Culinary Expertise

Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, the beautiful beachfront resort overlooking the Andaman Sea, has announced the appointment of Daniel Leah as its new Executive Chef. With an accomplished career spanning over 26 years, chef Daniel brings extensive culinary expertise, experience and passion to this five-star resort.


Having graduated from the prestigious City & Guilds London and The Hotel School The Hague in the Netherlands, Chef Daniel’s career commenced with Hilton, where he sharpened his culinary skills in various food and beverage positions around the UK. His pursuit of culinary excellence led to his first Executive Chef role at the Hilton hotel in Edinburgh, followed by further leadership positions with Hilton in Saudi Arabia, India and Sri Lanka, before he joined Rotana in Bahrain and Qatar.


Extensive Culinary Expertise
The resort provides guests with stunning views.


Most recently, Chef Daniel was Complex Director of Culinary at a five-star hotel and residence in Abu Dhabi, overseeing 12 F&B outlets and a large banqueting facility with space for up to 7,000 guests.


Now, Chef Daniel embarks on an exciting new culinary journey at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, where he will oversee four diverse F&B venues – The Andaman Kitchen, Big Fish & Bar, The Lounge and Mama’s Kitchen – while also overseeing the resort’s in-room dining, private dining experiences and event catering services.


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Chef Daniel will add new menu items at The Andaman Kitchen.


Guests can look forward to a series of exciting changes in the coming months, including mouthwatering new menus at Big Fish under a “seafood & grill” concept, harnessing locally sourced ingredients, international standards and artistic presentation to create exceptional upscale dining experiences. The menus at Andaman Kitchen will also be revamped, along with an appetising new breakfast buffet, while Mama’s Kitchen will add more all-time-favourite Thai dishes. These new menus will be ready to serve in the first quarter of 2024.


An adventurer at heart, Chef Daniel thrives on exploring new places, connecting with people from diverse cultures and savouring exotic global flavours. For him, food isn’t just for satisfying hunger; it sparks conversations and brings people together. With a philosophy that “life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all,” Chef Daniel is perfectly suited to Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, which is committed to creating exceptional experiences for visitors from around the world.


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Guests can savour classic Thai dishes at Mama’s Kitchen.


“We are delighted to welcome Chef Daniel to Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach. A culinary magician with an ability to generate fresh and innovative ideas, he will delight our discerning diners with his amazing flavours. We are committed to elevating the standard of cuisine in Phuket, and I am confident that Chef Daniel’s unique style of gastronomy will redefine the art of holiday dining,” said Gerd Kotlorz, General Manager, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach.


For more information and reservations, call +66 (0) 7662 – 5555 or email: phuketmarriott.reservations@marriott.com.



Source: Marriott Hotels.

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