|Mauro Bellodi, Executive Chef of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua|
Mauro Bellodi, Executive Chef of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, shares his story with The Yum List.
What do you do and how did you get into the industry?
I'm the Executive Chef of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua. My family is responsible for my love of food. First my Grandma, then my Father, and now me - it's in my blood!
Share with us an interesting story from behind the scenes.
Every day there is something interesting. I could write an encyclopedia. You should come and spend a day with me.
What's the best/ worst part of your job?
The best part is to work with others. Sometimes this is also the worst. ;-)
What's your personal favourite cuisine?
I like to eat traditional food, especially Italian. Food that has a history behind it such as food that my grandma use to give to her children, then they gave to me - that's what I enjoy. Poor but rich in flavors, simple but sophisticated to execute.
Tell us a story about one of the dishes you prepare.
I like preparing homemade pasta. You put your fingers in the ingredients and suddenly comes the dough with a unique smell, exceptional texture and sensational taste.
The perfect day off would be... a sunny day on the beach with my wife and friends followed by an amazing dinner under the stars.
A life in the day of this chef is... relaxed, fun and and full of love.
What do you do for fun?
I hang out with friends and party!
What's something you'd like guests to know about the cuisine prepared at Westin Resort Nusa Dua?
Everything we serve is prepared with genuine care.
How do you select your ingredients and why?
I use seasonal ingredients. They must look appealing and taste superb. These are the key elements when we buy.
What's your view on the Bali restaurant scene?
It is extremely various and great. I like places that are Warung style, with authentic food. I also enjoy high-end restaurants with very skilled chefs from around the world. Bali has a fabulous variety of rich of talents.
What can guests look forward to in the upcoming months?
Easter it is the main event of the month, so come with your friends or family to enjoy our special offers during Easter 2014!