Appointed Executive Chef
At Coconut Bay Resort & Spa in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia
Award-winning Chef Konidis brings his passion for creative cooking and a wide-ranging expertise in cuisines from Italian and Asian to Caribbean and French to these sister resorts where he will oversee all aspects of the resorts" food and beverage operations of nine restaurants including the new Greathouse at Serenity, seven bars, event and wedding banqueting as well as the in-suite dining experience at Serenity at Coconut Bay.
Konidis brings 30 years of culinary expertise to his new role in Saint Lucia most recently serving as Executive Chef at Couples Swept Away in Negril Jamaica. He has also served as Executive Chef of the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, The AAA Five Diamond Tryall Golf, Tennis and Beach Club; California"s Hilton Santa Clara and Jamaica"s Wyndham Rose Hall Resort & Spa both AAA Four Diamond properties.
A graduate of the French Culinary Academy with a Bachelor in Culinary Arts le Cordon Bleu his many accolades including being a three-time recipient of the Wyndham Resorts Executive Chef of the Year Award, and Executive Chef of the Year award for the Hostmark Hospitality Group on three occasions. Konidis began his career as the Executive Sous Chef for the Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Grand Hyatt in New Orleans where he helped create the Cuisine Natural Concept and was on the opening team of the Grand Hyatt Wailea, Waikoloa, Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Grand Cypress Reconceptualization of Restaurants.