Travel

Palazzo Versace welcomes new chef

Geoff Haviland.
Geoff Haviland. Supplied

A NEW executive chef has arrived at Palazzo Versace Gold Coast.

Geoff Haviland comes to Palazzo Versace with over a decade of experience in the luxury hotel and restaurant industry.

Prior to accepting this role at Palazzo Versace, Mr Haviland held the role of executive chef at Jupiters Hotel and Casino and while in this position, he led a team of 260 chefs and support service staff and was responsible for the production and service of over 55,000 meals per week.

Mr Haviland's extensive career has seen him work at a number of the world's most luxurious hotels including Southern Sun Hotel Group, Dubai as Corporate Development Chef, Al Manzil Hotel & Qamardeen Hotel, Dubai as complex executive chef and the Intercontinental Hyde Park, London as executive chef. 

In announcing the new position, Palazzo Versace general manager Russell Durnell said Mr Haviland brings a great deal of enthusiasm, creativity and experience with him and will be a true asset to the Palazzo Versace team.

"We are excited to have Geoff on board and believe that his world class experience will ensure that Palazzo Versace's award winning dining venues will continue to deliver a truly memorable culinary experience.

"This new appointment is the ideal time to review our current dining offerings and to develop creative new ideas that will stimulate, capture and captivate the luxury market. We are confident that Geoff, with his wealth of local and international experience, is the ideal candidate to lead us in this direction," said Mr Durnell.

When speaking about his new appointment, Mr Haviland said, "I am really excited to take up my new position at Palazzo Versace and look forward to working with the management and staff to provide an outstanding dining experience at all of the hotel's dining outlets. It is my vision to continue the fantastic work that is currently being performed at Palazzo Versace whilst also looking into creating innovative and fresh new concepts to further enhance the guest experience."

>> Read more travel stories.

Topics:  palazzo versace travel travelling



Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

A CITY drenched in culture, Brisbane is again flaunting an arts and culture events calendar fit for a queen.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Six reasons to get to Brisbane this Autumn

The Brisbane Powerhouse has free comedy on Friday nights.

AUTUMN has to be up there with one of the best seasons of the year.

The best things to do in Brisbane are FREE. Yes, FREE

Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.

HEADING to the big smoke doesn’t have to come with a big price tag.

Bundy mum poses nude in support of body awareness

IN THE BUFF: Krystal Gordon poses in support of body confidence.

Bikini turned Krystal's life around

Bend in road is a 'death trap'

Motorcycle crash on Cedars Rd at South Kolan which occurred in October last year.

It's a head-on waiting to happen

Chatting to folks at the library

AT THE LIBRARY: Dwayne Makings, Patricia Makings, Linda Ryder and Jim Round.

What do you do at the library?

Local Partners

Hervey Bays to star in international horror flick

A great white thriller that had scenes filmed on the Fraser Coast has been picked up by a major US movie studio.

Cher, 71, and Celine Dion wow world at Billboard Awards

“I’m 71 yesterday and I can do a five-minute plank, OK.”

Judah's return to The Voice stage is a knockout

Judah Kelly performs during his knockout round on The Voice.

QUEENSLAND singer nails Adele hit.

Wentworth star Daniielle Alexis: "I was born a boy"

Wentworth star Daniielle Alexis has revealed she was born a boy

Dwayne Johnson, Tom Hanks announce White House bid on SNL

Dwayne Johnson is “officially” running for president in 2020

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

The Voice: Kelly Rowland stunned by singing trio’s demands

We feel your pain, Kelly.

Trio refused to sing anything but Gospel songs

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Deputy Premier makes massive call on controversial sand mine

Aerial view of the proposed Forest Glen sand mine.

BREAKING: State Government makes huge call on Coast sand mine plans

Residents warned as scammers rip off $60k in super

Police are warning people to be aware of a sophisticated telephone scam.

Superannuation, cash targeted by sophisticated scammers

How your body corp could ban pets, turf you from your home

DOG'S LIFE: Lyn Henderson and Tawny love life in their highrise.

Laws to ban dogs/smokers and make it easy to bulldoze units

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!