Industry Update
Appointment24 May 2021

Lucas Leonardi Varin

Appointed Executive Chef
At Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas, Thailand

Lucas Leonardi Varin

The Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas has appointed Lucas Leonardi Varin as Executive Chef.

Brazilian born and hailing from Sao Paulo, Lucas has over a decade of culinary experience working in France, the Caribbean, Luxembourg, Australia, Japan, Maldives and Thailand.

Lucas started his career at the age of twenty-two in France at the renowned Relais & Châteaux Cazaudehore hotel in Saint-Germain-en-Laye and later at the famous Lucas Carlton 2-star Michelin restaurant in Paris under the guidance of Chef Alain Senderens.

After stints in Corsica, the Caribbean and Australia, Lucas moved to Thailand as Executive Chef of the Kanda Residences in Koh Samui. After almost two years there, he moved to Maldives to work with Amilla Fushi and then Lux Resorts & Hotels.

Lucas has cooked for some of the world's best-known celebrities including singers Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Noel Gallagher and Rita Ora along with actors including Oscar winner Adrian Brody, Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevigne.

Lucas speaks fluent Portuguese and French as well as Spanish, English and Thai.

Minor International (MINT)

Minor Hotels is a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 145 hotels and serviced suites in operation under the Anantara, AVANI, PER AQUUM, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St.
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