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Westin Bali Become Ravenous with Ravi

Ravi Obeyesekere Named Executive Chef at Westin Nusa Dua, Bali

(8/5/2012) The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali has appointed Ravi Obeyesekere as Executive Chef.



Obeyesekere arrives in Bali after a very successful 12-year engagement in the same position at the Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Originally from Sri Lanka, Chef Ravi brings a wealth of culinary experience to the Resort. His career and culinary education has brought him from Sri Lanka, to the Middle East, China, New Zealand and Australia.

No stranger to the exacting and uncompromising standards for those employed with Starwood, Chef Ravi celebrated his 25th year working for the company in 2011.

Chef Ravi is also no stranger to Indonesia and its rich cultural traditions. In 1996 he was instrumental in setting up the Food and Beverage departments for several new Sheraton hotels that opened in quick succession across Java in Solo, Jakarta and Surabaya. Subsequently he provided ongoing culinary support for a further two years at each property while working as executive chef with the Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta.

A consummate perfectionist, Chef Ravi is passionate about creating flavorsome food. At The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali he has declared his intention to showcase dishes that honor the culinary heritage of Indonesia and Bali alongside modern fare to appeal to a diverse audience of travelers.

Chef Ravi says he is excited about the high quality of ingredients currently available in Bali and he is looking forward to experiencing the island’s evolving dining scene for further inspiration.

“Chef Ravi’s extensive culinary expertise can only strengthen the Resort’s Food and Beverage positioning. He has acquired a talented team of young kitchen associates who are enthusiastic to learn under his guidance. Guests can expect to see some positive changes at all of our restaurant venues in the near future as Chef Ravi revitalizes each menu and reinvents a number of dishes with his own signature twist,” comments Bipan Kapur, managing director of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali.