Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa Appoints Josu Sedano Executive Chef
SEYCHELLES - Josu Sedano was appointed executive chef of Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa in July 2015. In addition to overseeing all Food & Beverage sectors at the resort, including seven restaurants and 24 hour in-villa dining, Chef Josu’s responsibilities also include the challenging task of managing more than 70 chefs and team members at the resort, as well as supervising training, development and menu creation.
Hailing from Bilbao, Spain, Chef Josu trained at the renowned Casa Vasca Culinary Academy, progressing through the ranks across an array of fine-dining and Michelin-Starred establishments. In 2004, Josu was appointed head chef for InterContinental Hotels Phoenicia Beirut and from there, assisted with openings in Spain as well as placements in Qatar and the 2-Michelin-Starred La Rive at the Amstel InterContinental in Amsterdam. From 2008 to 2010 he worked with Eurostars as corporate chef and assisted with the opening of their landmark Madrid Tower. In 2010 Josu relocated to Portugal to reopen the Vidago Palace Hotel as executive chef and F&B director for the Leading Hotels of The World property. Chef Josu then moved to the Caribbean in 2012 to lead F&B operations at Seven Stars Resorts. Joining the Hilton Worldwide team in 2013 with a position in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Josu continued to display his culinary skills and flair for extraordinary menu creation.
Chef Josu is passionate about using locally sourced produce, and exploring the local Seychelloise creole flavours. He also draws on his vast international experience to further develop the truly unique Island Kitchen Concept at the resort and enhance the culinary experience for guests at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa.
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About Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa
Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is located on Silhouette Island, 20 km northwest of Mahé; this luxurious mountainous beach hideaway is sandwiched between a dazzling 2.5 km long white beach with leaning palms over turquoise seas strewn with granite boulders and tropical forest. Only a 20 minute helicopter transfer from Seychelles International Airport, Mahe and a 45-minute boat trip via Bel Ombre Jetty, the resort is home to one of the largest nature reserves and National Marine Parks in the country. Guests can choose from four spacious and peaceful villa categories, from Garden Villas, to Beachfront Villas to Deluxe Hillside Pool Villas and Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villas. The jewel in the crown of these rooms is the magnificent Presidential Villa offering panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The resort offers an unparalleled choice of dining experiences as well as a wide range of leisure activities including exploratory nature hikes, diving, fishing and romantic sunset cruises. Families, nature lovers, divers, adventure-seekers and romantics can all find a haven at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa.
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- World Travel Awards' Indian Ocean Leading Spa Resort - 2015
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- Global Traveller Awards' Best Resort in Africa - 2013
- Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - 2013, 2014, 2015
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