Culinary Sawasdee in Phang Nga, Phuket

What are the 3 keys for a contented day?

  1. a yummy nourishing breakfast,
  2. tasty & healthful lunch
  3. and a balanced & exquisite dinner…

These are the answers you would get from “Valerio Pachetti Gast” our Cluster Executive Chef leading both teams in our two boutique & lifestyle hotels here just footsteps north of Phuket. The Chef is ensuring that your food is prepared to the highest quality with fresh sourced ingredients and with a team that has fun cooking and delivers top class dishes on a daily basis.

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Born in a multi-cultural family in Colombia, Valerio who has Colombian and Italian roots spent most of his youth in Colombia before moving to Italy and thereafter started his culinary odyssey.

“Quality, freshest, local, seasonal produce & dedicated, trained & well executed preparation” - this is the professional fundament he bases all his eagerly earned worldly culinary skills on.

Chef Valerio commenced his studies and career in one of the world’s greatest food countries “Italy”. With that knowledge in baggage he travelled and worked his way up through countries such as the U.A.E, Vietnam, Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia and now working in Thailand Chef Valerio brings a treasure chest of contemporary, modern Asian & vast Mediterranean expertise with him and uses his knowledge to mentor and guide our local teams of chefs. Valerio is with us already since over two and a half years and has build a fantastic team of skilled, attention to detail chefs and while widening his own Thai cooking skills is teaching all kinds of international cuisines and technics to the teams.

On a daily base Valerio is deliciously tempting our guests with his charming personality and passion towards food and culture. Our guests and connoisseurs are able to experience our restaurant’s inspiring selections of sumptuous delights ranging from timeless Thai & Asian-inspired creations, local treasures, international tuned up trendy inventions, succulent meats and fresh seafood arrangements.

His motto in the kitchens is always for our teams to have fun while doing their heated jobs in the kitchens. Daily in corporation with his loyal senior chefs he is working on building and fostering the so important team spirit and sharing to the chefs & teams his own credo “in always using local freshest ingredients and infusing the local culinary cultures to keep the food experiences of our guests interesting and stimulating. Trying out and perfecting food mixology with cuisines and technics & infusing different food styles is what keeps the Chef’s mind on top of the game. For Valerio it is vital that young chefs and apprentices or students have inner passion for cooking because only with that you become a truly great cook he says.

Our discerning guests are invited weekly to taste our varying theme nights in our two hotels and during the year enjoy the many special prepared celebration buffets. Valerio and teams will invite to our daily mouth-watering a la carte menu journey and will always ensure that each ones day starts off perfectly with our luscious & yummy buffet and a la carte breakfast selection.

For the coming season the team will focus on an even more healthy approach to the early start of the day and include a wide super foods station with fresh fruit juices and smoothies as well as yoghurts, cereals and many health boosting seeds.

Situated directly on the beautiful Natai Beach, being a highly talented chef, a yoga instructor, a water sport athlete and spiritual aware persona he is the perfect fit to keep heading the great teams of chefs at our two properties and we are proud to have him as a member of the AKARYN family.

For your next culinary experience please visit us and for more information check out our website:

https://www.aleenta.com/phuket/

https://www.theakyra.com/phuket/

 

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Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa

33 Moo 5, Khok Kloi,
Takua Thung, Phang Nga
82140 Thailand

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Spent an incredible week at this magnificent resort earlier this month. What an amazing place to get away from it all. The villas are incredibly designed with comfort & spaciousness being the top priority. The hospitality by the entire team from the Resort Manager Matthias & Executive Chef Valero right on down to every staff member exceeded my expectations in every way. Thanks for taking such great care of us. I will definitely be back.
- by Paul C on 6/28/16. Stay date: Jun 2016 -
This was my first trip to Thailand and I was worried in case I had missed the boat on the Thailand of old. I should not have worried. This small, intimate and friendly five star resort is the most perfect position on a spectacular stretch of beach at Pak Nampran Bay. The emphasis on sustainability and doing things in a green and eco fashion makes you feel like you are also doing your bit. As a passionate foodie, I loved the fact that the menu is created from produce organically grown at the eco farm a few kilometres away. The menu tells you how far each dish has travelled to reach your table. One of my favorite moments was waking up to watch the sunrise from the comfort of my huge squishy bed, which overlooked the beach. Each afternoon, someone delivers a beautiful tray of fresh canapes to your room. You can even choose what time you would like to enjoy happy hour! It's rare to find a high end hotel with such a down to earth, friendly vibe and most importantly of all, a very clear and passionate social conscience. Please keep on doing what you are doing, please don't change. I'll be back and thank you for an unforgettable stay.
- by Rebecca Thomas on 8/11/16. Stay date: Aug 2016 -
My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon on your premises from December 5 to December 12, 2016. Our stay at Aleenta was absolutely fantastic and felt way too short! We enjoyed your kind hospitality, the extraordinary food, the facilities, the massages and the view we had from our room to the fullest. My husband and I are experienced travellers but we have hardly come across such friendliness, kindness and willingness as from you to make our holidays so special and unique. We will surely come back and already miss you a lot. Thank you so very much again!
- by Alexandra & Nils Michael on 1/9/17. Stay date: December 2016 -
An amazing experience! We were a large group for a wedding and it was such a nice experience. I actually ended up sleeping on hammock. The food was really good, and all the service was amazing.
- by Chelsea P. -