Kiawah Island Golf Resort today announced the appointment of Brendon Bashford as Executive Chef of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, its Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond oceanfront hotel. Bashford joins the Kiawah team from Boston where he recently served as the Executive Chef charged with opening the Fairmont Battery Wharf.
Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Bashford has travelled the world working within the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts collection of fine hotels. After starting with the hotel company at the Chateau Lake Louise & Banff Springs, Bashford opened hotels in Dubai and rose to Executive Chef in Bermuda before moving to the Plaza Hotel in New York City where he oversaw four different restaurants including the famous Oak Room.
When asked about his new role at The Sanctuary, Bashford remarked on the similarities between the Lowcountry and his hometown in Australia and the rich abundance of traditions and native ingredients found here. “I look forward to the responsibility of directing all culinary activities at The Sanctuary. We are fortunate to have such a wealth of traditions and native ingredients here in the Charleston area. It fits into my philosophy of sensible, sustainable and straight forward cuisine,” said Bashford.
Source = Kiawah Island Golf Resort