Radisson Blu Resort Fiji welcomes new Executive Chef

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji welcomes new Executive Chef

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji is proud to introduce Mr Richard Thompson as the Resort’s new Executive Chef.

Originally from the United States of America, Mr Thompson joins the Resort with vast knowledge and experience. Mr. Thompson has been an Executive Chef since 1988 and has worked for renowned boutique Resorts in the Philippines and Maldives. Huma Island Resort, Philippines, Dusit Thani Resort, Constance Moofushi Resort and Spa and Coral Reef Resort and Spa Vivanta by Taj in the Maldives to name a few.

Mr Thompson graduated with honours from Los Angeles Trade and Technical College. He also topped the class during his culinary apprenticeship with the Los Angeles French Chefs society, an awardee of several gold medals for various culinary challenges and competitions and a professional member of the World Chefs Association.

“This is an exciting experience for me as it’s my first time to Fiji. With Radisson Blu Resort Fiji’s five dining outlets and three speciality restaurants, I cannot wait to share my knowledge and experience with the team and at the same time, learn from them,” said Mr Thompson.

Indonesia has been home for Mr Thompson and his family since 2013. Scuba diving, cycling and of course cooking, are some of his hobbies. Mr Thompson was recently certified in Hydroponic production farming which he piloted in his backyard.

Mr Thompson added that if given the opportunity, he looks forward to sharing his ideas on hydroponic farming with the local communities.

General Manager, Mr Charles Homsy said that Radisson Blu Resort Fiji is excited to have Mr Thompson on board.

“We are happy and excited to have Richard on board as this will greatly benefit the operations of our Food & Beverage Department and continue to boost the Resort’s culinary offerings to the next level. Richard will also ensure training for kitchen staff are conducted, daily operations of the Resort’s restaurants are effective, efficient and of high quality,” said Mr Homsy.