International Expert Joins GPH as Executive Pastry Chef

International Expert Joins GPH as Executive Pastry Chef

Renowned pastry chef Samuel Hutabarat has joined Grand Pacific Hotel Suva, part of the FNPF-owned IHG Fiji Hotels, as the new Executive Pastry Chef, marking a significant addition to the culinary team. With a rich background in international hospitality, Chef Samuel aims to elevate Suva’s patisserie culture to new heights of excellence.

Originating from Indonesia, Chef Samuel brings a wealth of experience, having played pivotal roles in esteemed establishments globally, including pre-opening teams in the Middle East and Papua New Guinea. Notable highlights of his career include contributing to renowned hotels such as Conrad Dubai (part of Hilton Hotels & Resorts) and The Stanley Hotel and Suites in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Lachlan Walker, Portfolio General Manager – IHG Hotels & Resorts, FNPF Owned Hotels, expressed excitement about Chef Samuel’s appointment, emphasizing its role in supporting InterContinental Hotels and Resorts’ global brand evolution. Chef Samuel’s expertise in luxury hospitality and culinary mastery is expected to enhance the dining experience for guests at Grand Pacific Hotel Suva.

Chef Samuel’s responsibilities as Executive Pastry Chef include overseeing operations, developing innovative menus, and maintaining high-quality standards. Additionally, he will mentor and train local talent, aiming to raise Fiji’s patisserie standards to international levels.

Guests at Grand Pacific Hotel Suva can indulge in Chef Samuel’s creations at the GPH Bakery, featuring a delectable array of patisserie delights such as baked cheesecake, opera cake, chocolate tarts, and more. The GPH Bakery is open daily from 6.30 AM to 8.00 PM, promising an unforgettable feast for the senses.