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The Appointed Chef I Made Kona at The Dharmawangsa Jakarta

To bring new creativity and life to the kitchen, The Dharmawangsa Jakarta has appointed I Made Kona to the role of Jakarta Restaurant and Cake Shop Executive Chef.

As the newly appointed Jakarta Restaurant and Cake Shop Executive Chef since July 2018, Chef Kona will be responsible for the supervision of food production at Jakarta Restaurant and lead the pastry team with a wealth of experience. Chef Kona has been in the industry for 32 years, including having experience as an Executive Pastry Chef in numerous international chain hotels in Singapore, Jakarta and Bali.

Chef Kona never professional studied in a culinary school, but his love and passion brought him to his impressive career path. After completing his Senior High School in Bali, he was offered to work in the Pastry department of Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, Bali. He embraced his professional culinary journey at several international chain hotels such as Intercontinental Resort Bali, Four Seasons Resort Bali and The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta.

Chef Kona brings a wealth of experience and ideas that will bring new inspiration to The Dharmawangsa Jakarta that guests will love to see and taste.

While pursuing his career as Pastry Chef, he earned a Bachelor degree in Commercial Administration at Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Administrasi in Denpasar, Bali and his Master degree in Management of Tourism & Hospitality from Sahid Jakarta University in 2012. Prior to joining The Dharmawangsa Jakarta, Chef Kona worked extensively as an Executive Pastry Chef in Four Seasons Jakarta and Four Seasons Singapore. He was also an appointed Pastry Chef Consultant for Four Seasons Maldives from 2009 to 2010.

Born and raised in Bali, Chef Kona has also received numerous awards and accolades that proves his talent, which such honours as leading his team to win the Singapore and Indonesia Salon Culinaire International Competitions under WACS (World Association of Chefs’ Societies) in 1998 and selected as The Best Outstanding Pastry Chef for Food & Hotel Indonesia category for two consecutive years, 1996 and 1997. Recently, people may know him as being a guest judge on MasterChef Indonesia in 2013.

When he is not in the kitchen, he loves to spend his time with art painting, carving and decorating, and also maintaining a balancing life between body and soul by exercising regularly and meditation to seek inspiration. Catch him today at The Dharmawangsa Jakarta to taste a truly creative meal.

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