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Published on : Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Recently joining the team at the award winning Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort as Food & Beverage Manager, Michal Zemlicka is originally from Slovakia and is a graduate of The Institute of Hospitality Management in Prague.
After starting his career while studying in Prague in 2001, he fell in love with the industry. Coupled with the passion for travel, he moved from Europe to the United States and did various stints in the F&B industry in Utah and Miami, Florida.
He eventually moved to Perth, Western Australia in 2006 as Restaurant Manager at Halo Restaurant and climbed the ranks in the F&B ladder. Michal then moved back to Bratislava, Slovakia in 2012 as a restaurant manager at the Sheraton Bratislava before his longing for travel brought him to Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, and the position of Outlet Manager from 2014 to February 2016. There, he managed Vivaldi, the award winning Italian Restaurant & Lounge by Michelin-starred Chef Alfredo Russo and Creekside, the Japanese Restaurant on the same property.
Whilst specializing in restaurant management, Michal was also a part of the re-opening team for Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers after they conducted renovations and it is this diverse experience that he now brings to Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort and the beautiful island of Bali. An eager traveler, Michal is known as an easy-going, passionate person who is always available to share his invaluable insights about food.
A keen wine enthusiast, Michal is focused on introducing and highlighting Indonesian cuisine to a worldwide traveling audience and surpassing guest expectations in both restaurants at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort. Whilst Feast offers a wonderfully diverse international menu, Michal ensures that Indonesian food is well represented, alongside a wide variety of healthy eating options. Bene is an Italian restaurant with a selection of classic dishes to suit all palates.
Although a lot of Balinese bars focus on creating new cocktail varieties, Michal’s view, backed by extensive experience, is that people really love to have a classic cocktail, such as a Mojito, Margarita or Cosmopolitan, mixed to perfection. The same principle applies to food preparation with customers always looking forward to beautifully prepared fresh seafood and of course a good thick steak, cooked just right.
This is Michal’s first time working in Indonesia and he is both excited and energized by Bali’s cutting edge contemporary food culture. Just few days after he arrived in Bali, he attended a food exhibition where he was blown away by the modern, diverse food scene that has evolved in Bali and he looks forward to becoming an integral part of it in the future.