The Naka Island, Phuket – A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan David Bruell as new Executive Chef. Mr. Bruell brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from his 35 years in the industry and will lend his culinary expertise to help ensure that every stay at The Naka Island, Phuket is an enriching and authentic experience of the senses.
“My philosophy on food is to use fresh, local ingredients to create a clean taste; from the pan to the plate with flavor, texture and simplicity” says Bruell. “A perfect combination of Phuket produce with the authentic Thai cuisine, creating a culinary experience specific to The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket is my mission to implement”
Bruell started his career in London in 1980 at The Berkeley, Knightsbridge Hotel and continued his journey in 5 stars hotels in several countries, from Egypt to South Korea, Bahrain, Vietnam, and Australia at the well know Sebel Town House and Observatory Hotel by Orient Express Group and later moved here to Thailand as the Chef De Cuisine of Bodega Restaurant, Phuket, before ultimately accepting his post at the Naka Island, Phuket- A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. He has been recognized by driving the team at Bodega Restaurant, Phuket to receive “Best restaurant by Tatler Magazine Thailand 2017”.
The Naka Island, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Phuket is an exclusive all-villa island hideaway off the coast of Phuket in southern Thailand. Nestled among stunning beaches, lush coconut groves, with never-ending views of the emerald-green Phang Nga Bay and idyllic landscapes of the Phuket coastline, while just 25 minutes from Phuket International Airport, The Naka Island is accessible only by private speedboat, making it a uniquely private and intimate retreat. The resort offers 67 villas that are magnificently appointed with private plunge pools and tropical gardens, along with an incomparable spa facility, access to countless outdoor recreation activities, and uncompromising service.
Aromatic, flavorful and healthy – Thai cuisine and other flavors of the region are celebrated in The Naka Island’s restaurants and Z Bar. The resort features Tonsai, an all-day dining restaurant in a casual, beautiful seaside setting. For the ultimate al fresco dining, enjoy My Grill, an open beachside grill house, offers the freshest seafood and juiciest steaks with a southern Thai influence. Otherwise, sip on a signature cocktail from Z Bar’s extensive cocktail menu while enjoying a spectacular sunset over the ocean. If eating in is more your style, let The Naka Island’s experienced chefs prepare a spectacular feast for you at your villa, or a packed gourmet picnic or even a private dinner on the beach.
For more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.com/nakaisland.