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News 16 June 2024

Sudamala Resorts Appoints Dorin Schuster as Corporate Chef and Group F&B Director at Sudamala Resorts


Sudamala Resorts is delighted to announce the appointment of Dorin Schuster as the new Corporate Chef and Group Food & Beverage Director, effective June 1, 2024.

A Culinary Visionary Joins the Team

Chef Dorin boasts an illustrious career spanning over three decades in the culinary arts and a
certified Master Chef. He brings a wealth of experience, creativity, and a passion for excellence
to Sudamala Resorts.

In his new role, Chef Dorin will oversee culinary operations and food & beverage strategies
across all Sudamala Resorts properties in Bali, Lombok, and Flores. He will be responsible for
menu development, kitchen management, staff training, and ensuring the highest standards of
food quality and service. Chef Dorin is renowned for his innovative approach, blending
traditional flavours with contemporary techniques to create unforgettable dining experiences.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dorin Schuster to the Sudamala family,” said Ricky Putra, COO
of Sudamala Resorts. “His exceptional culinary expertise and leadership skills will
undoubtedly elevate our F&B offerings and the overall guest experience. We are confident that
Chef Dorin will bring a new level of culinary excellence to our resorts.”

A World of Culinary Inspiration

Chef Dorin’s impressive career includes tenures at Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury
hotels around the globe. His culinary journey has taken him from Europe to Asia, where he has
honed his skills and developed a deep appreciation for diverse cuisines. Prior to joining
Sudamala Resorts, Chef Dorin held prestigious positions with leading hospitality brands.

Having gained a wealth of experience in European cuisine, Chef Dorin’s talents moved him to
join the GHM team at The Legian in Bali, Indonesia and the Chedi Muscat. Following this,
The Ritz-Carlton Bali and The Chedi Katara in the same esteemed position.

Chef Dorin also achieved great success opening and leading the kitchen at Iggy’s in Singapore,
voted ‘Best New Restaurant’ at the 2006 World Gourmet Summit. During his tenure, he was
awarded the San Pellegrino ‘Chef of the Year’ award in 2007. The restaurant was voted 4th best
in Asia in 2006 and No. 60 in the world in 2007 by UK Restaurant Magazine.

“I am honoured to join Sudamala Resorts and lead their culinary team,” said Chef Dorin. “I
look forward to contributing to the continued success of the brand by creating innovative dining
experiences that reflect the rich culture and vibrant flavour of our destinations. My goal is to inspire our team to push the boundaries of culinary creativity and deliver exceptional service
to our guests.”

A Culinary Journey Awaits

Chef Dorin’s commitment to authenticity ensures each dish not only tantalizes the taste buds
but also tells a story of the local culture and history. This culinary journey is designed to
connect guests more deeply with their chosen destination, offering a richer, more meaningful
travel experience.

“Food is a powerful way to experience a culture,” Chef Dorin added, “and by highlighting the
local cuisine at each of our resorts, we aim to offer our guests a true taste of the region’s heritage
and hospitality. The longer I work as a chef, the more I strive for simplicity to highlight and
enhance the natural flavors of the product itself. My philosophy is to use only the freshest
ingredients, diligently prepared and precisely executed.”