The New Face of Bali’s Culinary Scene

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali has just announced the appointment of Matthias Mittnacht as its new Executive Chef.

As the new executive chef of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, Matthias Mittnacht is in charge of Bali International Convention Centre (BICC)’s catering services, in addition to overseeing all the dining destinations at the beachfront resort.

Matthias – more familiarly known as Matt – was born in a hospitality family, as his parents owned a small hotel and two restaurants in Bavaria, Germany. Matt’s culinary journey has encompassed a Michelin-starred restaurant in Spain and luxury hotels in Switzerland before he even obtained his master’s degree in the culinary arts at the age of 25.


Matt successfully led his family business to be listed in the Elle Bistro Best Lunch Restaurants, set up a modern dining and beach club in Basel, Switzerland, made his way to the InterContinental Hotel Berlin, and more. In 2009, he got his first Executive Chef position with the Opera Hotel, Luxury Hotels of the World in Kyiv, Ukraine.

After hosting the 2012 UEFA Champions Spain, Matt listened to his penchant for travelling and delved into Asia, with two years in Koh Samui, 15 months in Bangkok, and a leading stint at the Pullman Saigon City Centre. In 2017, he helmed Bangkok’s Renaissance Hotel Ratchaprasong for five years, before joining The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali’s family.

Matt’s illustrious culinary experience and expertise made him the perfect addition to Westin Wellbeing pillars, which include the Eat Well pillar, paying meticulous attention to fresh, natural and sustainably sourced ingredients and the importance of creative local flavours.

“With the opening of borders in Bali and the revival of Bali tourism, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali continues to present inspiring programmes, one of which is the Eat Well pillar,” the resort’s General Manager Oriol Montal said. “Chef Matthias’ arrival will bring the resort’s culinary positioning to another level as he and his team will present creative offerings and continue to position the resort as the leading culinary destination.”

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

ITDC, Nusa Dua

Bali 80363, Indonesia

T: (+62) 361771906