February 24, 2014 | By Travel Bug |
Accomplished Austrian chef Josef Jungwirth began his award-winning career at the age of 15. He now brings inspired culinary cuisine to your table as Sandals Resorts' Corporate Executive Chef.
How did your upbringing influence the food you prepare today?
I had a very humble upbringing on a small farm in Europe where we produced most of our meats, milk, fruits and vegetables. Consequently, today I have a deep respect for the food I prepare.
What takes a meal from good to great?
Meticulous attention and creative meal planning are key factors to creating delicious fare. Meals should include fresh, seasonal and premium quality ingredients. Add to that passion and perfect execution and the result is an unforgettable dish.
What exactly is Discovery Dining?
Discovery Dining is the culinary program offered at all Sandals Resorts, delighting guests with authentic flavours from around the world. Our guests are encouraged to be adventurous and try something new from countries like France, Japan or the Bahamas.
What is your favourite specialty from the Bahamas?
Conch salad, prepared right in front of you – so fresh, light and crisp; there's nothing like it. And it's even better when enjoyed along a pristine beach.
How does La Parisienne, Sandals Emerald Bay's upscale French restaurant, compare to a true Parisian experience?
La Parisienne provides authentic culinary savoir-faire with a modern twist. Its stylish and luxurious French décor are complemented by Sandals' renowned white-glove service, enhancing its romantic appeal. Try the signature Brandy Truffle cocktail – it's spectacular!
Sandals LaSource Grenada recently introduced a steakhouse, Butch's Chophouse, and our guests love it. We‘ll be opening an Indian bistro at Sandals Barbados and are also working on a new concept for Beaches Turks & Caicos called Cornbread, which will feature American home-style cuisine.