I Made Arya Gu­nawan

Direc­tor of Food & Bev­er­age at The ANVAYA Beach Re­sort Bali

Exquisite Taste - - BEHIND THE SCENES - (www.thean­vaya­bali.com)

: De­scribe your typ­i­cal day in a sen­tence.

Arya: Ev­ery day is a new chal­lenge, one from which to take the pos­i­tive and keep mov­ing for­wards.

: So how did you come to be the Direc­tor of Food and Bev­er­age at The ANVAYA Beach Re­sort Bali?

A: Learn­ing from the bot­tom of the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try! The ex­pe­ri­ences we gain at all lev­els pro­vide great mo­ti­va­tion and the op­por­tu­nity to learn more about lead­er­ship skills, as well as to de­velop the fu­ture gen­er­a­tion of hos­pi­tal­ity lead­ers.

: What’s the tough­est part of your job?

A: Hav­ing to live so far away from my fam­ily, but we have to be pre­pared for this in hos­pi­tal­ity.

: And what makes you smile at work?

A: See­ing my team grow­ing in their ca­reers and im­prov­ing their knowl­edge from day-to-day ex­pe­ri­ences.

: What mo­ti­vates you?

A: Want­ing to be my best for my fam­ily and striv­ing to el­e­vate Bali's food and bev­er­age in­dus­try.

: Would things fall apart if you weren’t around? A: Ab­so­lutely not! We have a strong team with a great at­ti­tude to­wards their work and the strong de­sire to ex­ceed cus­tomer ex­pec­ta­tions.

: Who in your team de­serves more recog­ni­tion and why?

A: My As­sis­tant Direc­tor of Food and Bev­er­age, he's al­ways there to sup­port our team in all cir­cum­stances, has great lead­er­ship skills and is pas­sion­ate about his job.

: Why should peo­ple choose The ANVAYA Beach Re­sort Bali to dine?

A: Both of our restau­rants have unique con­cepts: Sands Restau­rant al­lows our guests to cook with the chefs if they choose, as well as hav­ing fab­u­lous views across Kuta Beach, while Kun­yit Restau­rant has a tra­di­tional In­done­sian Meg­i­bung style of din­ing and de­li­ciously au­then­tic In­done­sian food. They are both great venues for peo­ple look­ing for a week­end culi­nary es­cape, as well as for all our in-house guests.

: Away from work, what’s your favourite place to eat? A: GreenKubu Café in Te­gal­lalang, Ubud. It has all I need for a week­end get­away, an es­cape from my busy sched­ule. It has a beau­ti­ful set­ting, with lo­tus ponds and rice field views, show­cases lo­cal food and for me is the per­fect re­fresh­ing spot to have a great time with the fam­ily.

: How do you un­wind?

A: I love to go bike rid­ing with old friends.

: Fi­nally, any ad­vice for those look­ing to break into the in­dus­try? A: You must be pas­sion­ate about your goals. The food and bev­er­age in­dus­try cer­tainly has promis­ing jobs for ev­ery­one, but it is very chal­leng­ing. If you are pas­sion­ate and ded­i­cated, the sky is the limit.

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