The Anam has elevated five employees with more than five decades of hospitality experience to managerial positions despite the difficulties COVID-19 has inflicted on the tourism industry.
The Anam’s founder and owner Pham Van Hien has this month appointed Le Huu Nghia as executive sous chef, Nguyen Duy Anh as chef de cuisine, Le Thanh Hoa as food and beverage manager, Le Thi Cam Van as assistant food and beverage manager, and Nguyen Thi Ngoc Nga as assistant purchasing manager.
“It is excellent to see so much talent, dedication and hard work among our ranks and we believe it’s crucial to recognise our staff and reward them with career progression,” Mr Hien said. “Despite the immense challenges of COVID-19, we feel compelled to be far-sighted and invest in our workforce for the future.”
With 16 years of experience heating up the frying pan, Mr Nghia has worked at the Anam for more than three years and was previously the resort’s chef de cuisine. After studying at Saigontourist Hospitality College, he worked at The Rex Hotel, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Van Thinh Phat Group and Mia Resort Nha Trang.
Mr Anh has been at the Anam for more than three years and was a sous chef before his promotion. He has a decade of industry experience and has also worked at Paragon Villa Hotel and Mia Resort.
After studying hospitality at Nha Trang Vocational Training College, Mr Hoa steadily built his career in his native Nha Trang, starting out at Mia Resort in 2011 before joining the Anam in 2017 as an outlet manager. He was the resort’s assistant food and beverage manager before his promotion.
Ms Van has worked in hospitality for almost 10 years and was the Anam’s outlet manager before her promotion this month. After studying hotel and restaurant management at Ton Duc Thang in Nha Trang, she also worked at Mia Resort for five years before joining the Anam more than three years ago.
Meanwhile, Ms Nga has worked at the Anam for five years, and was a purchasing supervisor before this month becoming an assistant purchasing manager. She previously worked in tax and accounting for the Vietnamese government.
The batch of managerial promotions follows the recent appointment of Ye Chang Sheng (Peter) as executive assistant manager to oversee coordination between all of the resort’s departments and control their operations to help ensure strong revenues and a quality guest experience.