A key component of Chef Oliver’s overall activity will focus on raw, dehydrated and wellness cuisine with sustainably-sourced, local Fijian produce. This is intended to dovetail with Nanuku’s on-site wellness program that offers guests the perfect solutions for everyday stress, in the process promoting and instilling the formulas required for a healthy lifestyle through a combination of cuisine, spa and relaxation therapy.
ÒFiji has been steadily building its reputation as the culinary powerhouse of the South Pacific in recent years as evidenced by the arrival of several master chefs and the opening of a string of signature restaurants in many of the destination’s top resorts,Ó said general manager Sascha Hemmann. ÒHaving someone of Chef Scarf’s calibre has taken our already substantial culinary reputation a quantum leap forward and we are delighted and feel very privileged to have him on the executive team.Ó
The New Zealand-born national is no stranger to Fiji having worked at the iconic Laucala Resort in Taveuni. Scarf’s experience also extends to several high-profile luxury hotels and resorts in New Zealand, including the eco-designed Te Waonui Forest Retreat in Franz Josef and at the George Hotel in Christchurch, where he took on the acting Chef de Cuisine role at the hotel’s renowned Pescatore restaurant.