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Elegant Hotels Appoints a Dedicated All-Inclusive Senior Executive Chef at Turtle Beach

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Panneer Selvam Satheesh Kumar has been appointed as the new senior executive chef for Elegant Hotels’ all-inclusive properties, Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, Crystal Cove and Waves Hotel & Spa. Kumar will oversee the food offerings at the group’s Barbados hotels situated on the Platinum West Coast and South Coast.

Kumar joins Elegant Hotels with a wealth of experience in the Bajan hospitality sector having worked at Sandals Barbados for the last three years. His knowledge of all-inclusive catering is second to none with his career including 13 years on board Royal Caribbean International cruise ships.

Kumar, all-inclusive senior executive chef, commented; “I’m thrilled to have joined the Elegant Hotels team as the all-inclusive senior executive chef.  As a leading hotel provider in Barbados, Elegant is continually evolving to meet the needs of their guests and one area I am passionate to build on is the healthy and balanced meal offering at the all-inclusive hotels.  With the support of the incredible culinary teams, we will develop innovative and passionate dishes that provide guests with a taste of global favourites fused with Bajan delicacies.”

Turtle Beach is an all-suite enclave on Barbados’ lively and luminous South Coast. The resorts is situated on a pristine, 1500-foot stretch of white sand where sea turtles return to nest each year and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and the Atlantic meet. Guests instantly relax as they swim, snorkel, dine and slip into island time.

Turtle Beach offers authentic Barbados island flavours across its three restaurants, which perfectly blend local flavours with classic recipes.

Chelonia serves breakfast and dinner buffets daily, with evening dishes served are inspired by international cuisines. Asiagos features a refined, authentic Italian menu, while Waterfront offers casual, all-day dining by the beach and relaxed waterfront dinners.

Crystal Cove is an all-inclusive tropical beach resort sitting on a lovely beachfront cliff spanning the island’s renowned West Coast. 88 modern guest rooms and suites feature casual comfort amid lush garden views or ocean vistas. Water sports, beach recreation and three lagoon-style swimming pools fill guests’ days with island adventures, whilst the two lovely ocean view restaurants make every meal memorable. Reflections, the main restaurant located near the pool side with magnificent ocean views, serves a mouth-watering selection of all-inclusive buffet-style and à-la-carte options. Drifters offers chic yet understated open-air stunning beach front dining and specializes in Caribbean-themed cuisine, with a menu that blends Bajan spices and recipes.

The all-inclusive Waves Hotel and Spa is located on a stretch of white pristine beach on the Platinum West Coast of the island. The oceanfront hotel caters to those seeking a mind and body holiday, whether guests are looking for a serene, adult-only escape in the dedicated spa side of the property or a high-energy communal oceanfront lounge setting. Waves Hotel & Spa features two restaurants: exciting Asian fusion restaurant Shiso and Seascape, offering buffet and à-la-carte Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in an open-air setting with stunning ocean views.

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