Six Senses Yao Noi Welcomes Chef Walter Butti
Yao Noi, Thailand – May 19, 2017 – Walter Butti has been appointed executive chef to lead the culinary pursuits at the Six Senses Yao Noi.
With over 25 years of international experience in the hospitality food sector across Australia, Germany, Ghana, Switzerland, South Africa and the United Kingdom, Walter brings with him a wealth of knowledge in his field and a source of inspiration to his kitchen brigades and aspiring chefs.
Having worked alongside highly regarded chefs such as Frédy Girardet, Jackie Donatz, Thomas Byrne and Werner Martin, the Swiss chef brings diversity with his vast experiences in many cultures, a positive that plays to the advantage of the resort’s dining concepts and guest offerings.
In his previous role, Walter directed a culinary team of 120 and looked after all aspects of the food and beverage operations, which covered the eight restaurants and two bars in the Maldives that included Baan Huraa, Aqua Bar and Fushi Café. He also had a previous tenure in the Maldives where he broadened his horizons in sustainable food practices, bringing this element into his daily operations and food focus.
Walter offers not just his culinary expertise, but also contributes to the Six Senses’ values of pioneering wellness, local sensitivity and global sensibility as well as philosophy of sustainability. With his first-hand experience at re-designing an extensive organic garden, the opportunity for the resort to highlight its farm-to-table concept has further increased.
“We’re excited to have Walter on board,” noted Graham Grant, general manager of Six Senses Yao Noi. “With Walter’s experience in food and beverage and passion in upholding sustainability through all areas, we believe that he is a great asset to the team and will bring our culinary team to even greater heights.”
His outgoing personality and self-motivated character contribute to his enjoyment of being constantly active. He enjoys running together with his wife and is currently training for his first half marathon.
About Six Senses Yao Noi
Six Senses Yao Noi sets the highest benchmark for island resort living in Asia. Located beyond Phuket in charming Phang Nga Bay, there is a sense of adventure. Natural vegetation and lush landscaping provide privacy between the 56 elevated Pool Villas, which offer generous personal space, a variety of views and present an uncompromised lifestyle. Natural materials used in the modern architecture, together with attention to detail and focus on the unique destination reinforce the Six Senses philosophy of sustainability and creating exceptional experiences.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 11 resorts and 31 spas in 20 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas.
Six Senses operates resorts in far-flung locations of incredible natural beauty known for their distinctive and diverse design personalities. Each of the nine properties is supported by a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design. Six Senses hotels which share the same vision and values found at their award-winning resorts will premiere in the group’s first urban location, New York City, in 2019.
Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spas are located in all Six Senses and Evason resorts; 18 additional standalone spas are located in prestigious hotels and resorts as well as the premier class lounges of two major airports.
Evason introduces a collection of two unique resorts that follow the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and to the community. Family friendly, these properties also provide a strong value focus while offering a vast array of guest services and personal attention.
For further information, please contact:
Marketing Communications Manager
Six Senses Yao Noi
T +66 7641 8500
M +66 9 5285 5086
Benjawan Sudhikam (Ms.)
Director of Public Relations & Communications
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
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M +66 8 181 38234