Laucala Island: announcement of new Executive Chef Jean Luc Amann
Executive Chef Jean Luc Amann has taken the culinary helm at Laucala Island, one of the world’s most exclusive Private Islands located in the Fijian Pacific archipelago, in October 2016.
Bringing more than 30 years of internationally acknowledged culinary experience to Laucala Island, Chef Jean Luc has catered for likes of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, King Abdullah of Jordan, HM The Queen, the late Princess Diana, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Angela Merkel and King Juan Carlos Alfonso of Spain, as well as celebrities including the late Michael Jackson.
Originally from France, Chef Jean Luc has extensive experience at many renowned hotels and distinguished restaurants across the globe. Before joining Laucala Island, Chef Jean Luc worked in various leading hotels as Executive Chef in Dubai, Azerbaijan, Oman, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong. Having studied and trained at the Strasbourg Hotel School in France, Chef Jean Luc has since become an Honorary Brevet de Maîtrise Cuisiniers de France (Master Chef of France); preserving and spreading the French culinary arts to the world, and is also a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an International Association of Gastronomy now established in over 80 countries, in 2005.
Chef Jean-Luc grew up in a small town in Alsace, but has since travelled the world during his culinary career. As a keen photographer, he also regularly takes to the cities that he lives and works in to record everyday life and explores to gain inspiration for his culinary art.
Set on 3,500 exclusive acres on its own 12 square km island in the Fiji archipelago in the South Pacific, Laucala Island brings a new meaning to the term “all-inclusive resort”.
This private island paradise, accessible by its own airport has just 25 luxurious villas, each individually designed with an eye to traditional Fijian style and all with private pools, which are set amidst the swaying palms of coconut plantations, powdery white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, lush green mountains and breathtaking natural beauty.
True luxury comes in the complete privacy of the villas and in the freedom to enjoy an outstanding range of sports and leisure activities with spontaneity, from a round of golf on the island’s 18-hole 72-par championship course, to water sports and beachside horseback riding.
Laucala Island features 5 exclusive restaurants and bars overseen by top international chefs and offers a superb choice of Western, Asian and local cuisines, complemented by an impressive cellar of fine wines.
In its mission to offer a sublime tropical experience, Laucala Island prides itself on a philosophy which brings elements of the island into each guest experience, through produce which is raised and grown organically on the island.
Laucala Island has been awarded ‘Number One Private Island Resort’ by Inspire Travel Luxe List 2013 and in March 2016 as ‘Most Luxurious Hideaway of the World’ by Hideaways Magazine.