EXECUTIVE CHEF AT THE RESTAURANT, THE LEGIAN BALI
As a young man, Australian Luke MacLeod took a leap of faith into the culinary unknown when, leaving the Sunshine Coast behind, he packed his bags and headed off to France in search of gastronomic salvation. Taking advantage of the new working holiday visa he embarked on a journey that gave him an exceptional education in the culinary arts and defined him – both man and chef. With layovers working under the guidance of the celebrated nouvelle-cuisine chefs Alain Senderens, Michel Guerard, Alexandre Bouras and Pierre Gagnaire, Luke honed his considerable talents and developed his own take on sourcing, presentation and flavours as well as appearing on TV in both France and Thailand – the former in a chef challenge beating celebrity TV chef Sophie Dudemaine hands down even though he was a total unknown and not even French!
Today he helms one of Bali’s most stylish beachfront restaurants, The Restaurant at The Legian Bali, a luxurious resort in the very heart of Seminyak, from where his passion and farm-to-table philosophy, creativity and desire to go the extra mile constantly impress his discerning guests.