Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius Appoints New Executive Chef Alexandre Giraud

Mauritius, Trou d'Eau Douce. November 08, 2018

Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius announces the appointment of Alexandre Giraud as executive chef. Chef Giraud will be responsible for maintaining the high standards of the resort's culinary department while managing a team of chefs, sous-chefs and stewards. He will also work on exciting new culinary experiences and enhancing the resort's reputation as an international dining hotspot.

Originally from France, Giraud has over 18 years of fine dining experience and has worked at an executive level for some of the world's leading hotels across Europe, Dubai, Brazil and Mauritius. Giraud joins Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius after his recent position as executive chef at the five-star LUX* Le Morne in Mauritius, where he was responsible in overseeing 67 chefs. He has also worked at several Michelin-starred restaurants across the globe, including Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier and Auberge de la Fenière in Cadenet.

Giraud values authentic Mauritian cuisine and enjoys preparing dishes that evoke the island's heritage, culture and authenticity. The chef draws expertise from his extensive travels and highlights the importance of sustainability through various environmental projects, including the introduction of a program, which he designed himself, to reduce food waste.

“I am delighted to be part of the Shangri-La family,” said Giraud. “Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa has always been an iconic hotel for me and it's an honor to join this exceptional team. I very much look forward to enhancing the culinary offering and to sharing my appetite for authentic Mauritius cuisine with guests.”

Chef Giraud's wealth of experience, leadership abilities and innovative culinary skillset ensure he will be a valuable addition to Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius.

Located on the East coast of Mauritius on one of the island's most breath-taking bays, Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius offers unbeatable views across the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The resort boasts two swimming pools, an 18-hole par 72 championship golf course on Ile aux Cerfs, a kids' club, and CHI, The Spa, which focuses on Ayurvedic and holistic wellness. The resort also features Ilot Mangenie, the resort's own private island, three iconic beach villas which come replete with dedicated staff, and seven trendy restaurants and bars with cutting-edge dining concepts, vibrant atmospheres and artistic collaborations.

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