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Meet Sous-Chef Kadek Singgasana

Kadek has travelled the world as he sailed the seas with several cruise ships for over nine years. The Real Madrid lover has been with us since 2015 and is highly appreciated by the whole team. Find out what motives him and what his challenges are.  

What inspires and motivates you as a chef?
I have a passion for everything culinary. I love the challenge of creating and researching for new menu items. Seeing guests happy and enjoying the food that I have prepared gives me great satisfaction.

Where have you worked before you set anchor at bridges?
After graduating from the Culinary School, I was a trainee in Ritz-Carlton in Jimbaran. After that, I worked on cruise ships from 2005 to 2014 in many different departments, widening my experience. Before joining bridges, I worked in Kuta.

What is your biggest challenge as sous-chef at bridges?
One of my first challenges was to learn each team member’s character as we work with people of various backgrounds in our kitchen. Knowing your team is important and helps transfer knowledge among all of us.  The team here is very helpful and eager to learn. Besides that, they also make a very solid group—one team, one goal. Another challenge that I face is having a broad understandings of every element on our menu. Luckily, I have a very good memory!

What are your favourite dishes at bridges?
This is a tough question. I love all the dishes, each of them having its own characteristics. But, if you insist, I would choose Thai-Inspired Barramundi and Chilled Sambuca-Poached Pear.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I liked to go on Instagram and look for the latest food trends. I also like be in the nature and truly love Bali’s rice terraces. And watching a game of football is a hobby of mine as well.

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Meet our Head Chef, Wayan Sukarta

Wayan was born in Tampaksiring to a family of cooks where recipes were passed from one generation to the next. Therefore, Wayan’s decision to become a cook himself was not a big surprise. He is always eager to learn, to create something new and to make experiments. His passion for his métier and for bridges shows on your plate!

After his studies, he went abroad and gained experience by working in Kuwait, the Seychelles, Miami as well as on cruise ships and in well-known restaurants in Bali. Wayan joined bridges in 2014 and was promoted to Head Chef in May 2015. This position was a welcome challenge to him and he is eager to be a good example for his team. Obviously, he is doing a good job about it as he is well loved and respected by everyone.

Wayan likes to spend his free time out in the nature, gardening, growing vegetables, taking care of his pets and being with his family. He and his wife are expecting their second child very shortly. He also likes to do sports.

By the way, his favourite dish from our current menu is the Lamb Trio, three delicious variations of lamb, giving an interesting bouquet of tastes.

Meet Sous-Chef Kadek Singgasana
Meet our Head Chef, Wayan Sukarta