Philippe Hauser is the new Director of Food and Beverage at the recently
rebranded Laguna Beach Resort. His mission is to raise the quality of restaurant
and beverage service to compete or surpass Laguna Phuket's other five star resorts.
He has the background and enthusiasm to succeed.
"The Similan Grill
at LBR is intimate and becoming a showplace for Laguna Phuket. I am introducing
an improved menu and training to a higher level of service for our valued guests,"
Preparing and serving quality menus is something he knows
well from experience. Philippe graduated at the top of his class from culinary
school after a three year apprenticeship.
He worked in London and then was
recruited to work in some of the top kitchens in Los Angeles. This included a
three year stint at The Grill in Beverly Hills where he prepared special dinners
for Hollywood stars as Jackie Gleason and Fred Astaire."
I learned about healthier and lighter food and the importance of spices and herbs.
In the kitchen, there were opportunities to learn about international cuisine,"
"I like the creativity in the kitchen and the chance
to present variety and surprise for my guests."
After America, Philippe
spent eight years in Australia where he continued to learn and direct kitchen
operations before moving into food and beverage management. "I worked at
the Sheraton Towers in Surabaya for three years where I gained an appreciation
of working with Asians and their sense of balance in creating a menu," he
At the Similan Grill, Philippe uses his international experience
to create cuisine that is perfect for his guests. His new menu will introduce
a range of Thai foods popular with Thai people, instead of the standard dishes
served to foreigners.
The Similan Grill features soft lighting and the gentle
international music of the Mandel Quartet. Philippe has trained his staff to deliver
service that is attentive but does not intrude on his guests.
is one of the most romantic destinations in Laguna Phuket.
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