LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wakaya Club & Spa (wakaya.com), a private island resort in Fiji, is thrilled to announce that Craig Strong, Executive Chef of Montage Laguna Beach's Studio Restaurant, will be coming to Wakaya as Guest Chef from Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 through Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. We invite all lovers of fine food and remarkable resorts to join us on Wakaya as Chef Strong crafts epicurean delights, hosts organic farm tours and offers exclusive culinary classes, recipes and tips for our guests.
"I am honored to participate in The Wakaya Club & Spa's International Guest Chef Program and am looking forward to hosting a series of culinary classes and farm tours," said Strong. "I am thrilled for the opportunity to embrace the Fijian culture, and learn about Wakaya's organic farming practices and their delectable cuisine from the resort's seasoned culinary team."
Chef Strong is well known for his modern French cuisine with California influences. Most recently, he was Chef de Cuisine at The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa's Dining Room in Pasadena, Calif. Prior to that, he worked as Sous Chef for The Newport Room at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, where an emphasis on olive oil, fresh seafood and other Mediterranean foods led him to embrace the bold flavors and rustic style of Spanish cuisine, adding the refinement of French techniques.
Studio Restaurant has been recognized with five stars from Forbes Travel Guide, Robb Report as one of "America's Finest Dining Restaurants," and Food & Wine magazine's "Top 50 Hotel Restaurants." Studio has also earned the "Best of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator and is rated one of Zagat Survey's "America's Top Restaurants."
The Wakaya Club & Spa in Fiji is consistently reviewed and ranked as one of the finest luxury island resorts in the world, and hosts discerning travelers, top celebrities and dignitaries in style and comfort under swaying coconut palm trees. The Wakaya Club & Spa is a four-time winner of Andrew Harper's Grand Hideaway Award — and boasts one of the purest environments on Earth. For email bookings and enquiries, contact us at [email protected]. You may also visit wakaya.com, call your favorite travel agent or contact the Resort's reservations department via one of these numbers.
Tel: USA: 1-800-828-FIJI | Australia: 1-800-126-205 | New Zealand: 0-800-440-454 | Direct to Fiji: +679 344 8128
Phone: (310) 628-5232
SOURCE The Wakaya Club & Spa