New additions to Daydream team
DAYDREAM Island Resort and Spa has welcomed two new staff members to its team with the appointment of Grace Lassig as director of sales and Ashley Duff as executive chef.
Ms Lassig comes to Daydream Island from the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, where she was employed in the director of sales and marketing role.
She has more than 10 years experience in sales and business development roles within the hospitality industry in Australia and New Zealand.
Daydream Island CEO Phil Casey said Ms Lassig’s extensive experience representing a range of stunning properties in Queensland, was going to be invaluable for the growth of the business.
“She brings a broad range of experience across our key leisure, conferencing and events markets and will complement the strong sales and marketing team in our Brisbane office,” he said.
Ms Lassig replaces Daydream’s previous director of sales Suzy Bohan, who has left the island to be with her young family full time.
Meanwhile Ashley Duff has already begun cooking up some changes of his own at the tropical Whitsunday getaway.
After spending almost a decade working on cruise ships around the world, Mr Duff brings a wealth of international experience to Daydream, where he will be delivering a menu predominantly seafoodbased, complemented by tapas-style dining options.
Mr Duff kicked off his culinary career in Victoria where he cooked for Melbourne’s elite at various venues includ- ing five star hotels and at the exclusive Mornington Peninsula, before moving to London to develop his skills.
For the past seven years he has worked with Royal Caribbean on numerous liners where he was responsible for catering for up to 3600 passengers, 24 hour a days, seven days a week.
He is in charge of all food production on Daydream, from Splashes Pool Bar to signature restaurant Mermaid’s, and has already begun implementing some delicious new changes.
EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE: Grace Lassig is Daydream Island's newly appointed director of sales.
COOKING UP CHANGE: Ashley Duff is Daydream Island's new executive chef.