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 Michael Maguire Named Executive Chef at the
Gayana Eco Resort, Borneo Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu Malaysia, 15 December 2008 - Gayana Eco Resort, Borneo Malaysia is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Maguire as Executive Chef. Michael joins the team from New Zealand where he has successful lead a number of luxury boutique resort properties culinary teams.

Michael brings with him a wealth of international experience having worked in London at the Michelin stared Drones Restaurant under Marco Pierre White and AXIS at One Aldwych Hotel along with serving as the Private Chef to the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. His most recent position was Executive Chef at Clearwater Resort in New Zealand where he raised the restaurant to win gold at the New Zealand Restaurant of the Year Awards. 

“Michaels experience in similar Small Luxury Hotel properties like Grassmere Lodge and The George Hotel, as well as his international experience will bring a new level of standards to the dining experience at Gayana Eco Resort” explained Scot Toon the resorts General Manager.

Michael explained “I enjoy working with the freshest ingredients available which are abundant when exploring the local markets” These combined with fresh live seafood and international ingredients will feature across his menus. Guests will be able to choose from dishes that show case the best ingredients and styles from local specialities to European influenced cuisine.

Michael is a New Zealander who has along with his work in New Zealand and the UK, spent a number of years in Singapore. He is married with two children and is excited about living here in Borneo and developing the kitchen team at Gayana Eco Resort.

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Jitendra Jain

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