November 18, 2019

Sanur, April 2019… Griya Santrian a Beach Resort & Spa is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Bayu Kristiawan as Executive Chef. He has settled in Sanur following several years experience as Sous Chef in various resorts in Bali.

Passionate about food from an early age, Chef Bayu started as apprentice in the Santrian Group, Puri Santrian and Royal Santrian, and worked his way up through the culinary hierarchy until he rejoined the group at Griya Santrian.

During the formative years of his career, Chef Bayu had the privilege of working at several star-rated restaurants in Bali where he developed essential skills under the guidance of experts. His position was as a Sous Chef for The Trans Resort Bali, The Ritz-Carlton Bali, and Conrad Bali.

He has joined and won many culinary competitions such as Dewata Culinary competition, Meat Livestock Australia (MLA), Dilmah Tea competition, Unilever Competition, and Nusa Dua fiesta.

Chef Bayu has a solid background in Balinese cuisine, but he is also well-versed in many different cooking styles. He takes inspiration from each place that he visits and likes the whole creative process of perfecting new dishes. He loves working with quality produce, where the fantastic flavours are able to shine through, and using only a few ingredients he able to create mouthwatering dishes.

He will spear head the cuisines at Wantilan, Griya Beach Corner and Starfish Beach Lounge.

Set on the beach deck adjacent Wantilan, Starfish Beach Lounge features a stylish seaside outdoor dining dominated by ocean hues and cozy décor. The changing patterns of light and shadow on the outdoor decks throughout the day, and the feel of the ocean breeze also serve to create a remarkable sense of openness and connection to the ocean for a beach front dining experience. Starfish Beach Lounge carries the concept of casual dining with its own beach frontage.


To accompany the light and airy design, the kitchen serves an eclectic range of simple international dishes and local comfort foods. Open throughout the day until 11.30pm for light meals and snacks, refreshments, and cocktails.




Editors note: About Santrian Resorts & Villa

Santrian Resorts & Villa is a premier accommodation brand that selects distinct destinations for its properties. A family owned and operated hotel keeps within the Balinese tradition of warmth and generosity of spirit with it’s courteous and attentive staff devoted to making your stay one remember, which was inspired by the harmony of a traditional Balinese village and is known for its impeccable service and genuine hospitality that sweeps travelers into a realm of belonging.

Santrian properties are well appreciated by the new and repeat visitors, perfect for individual, couples, families or business travelers who thirst for interesting travel opportunities and personalized experiences.

A privately held Balinese-based holding company that operates several successful leisure brands, there are currently three hotels in operation on the island of Bali. Find more


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