Prior to joining Outrigger, Chef Uyanik, a dual citizen of Turkey and Canada, was executive sous chef at the luxury The Murray, Hong Kong. He has also been a culinary consultant for the pre-opening of Scot’s Concepts Singapore; executive chef at Hong Kong Parkview; group head chef at Kee Club, Hong Kong and Shanghai; executive sous chef at West Restaurant (Top Table Group) in Vancouver; and head chef at the Newport Room at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel in Bermuda.

Along the way, Chef Uyanik has also been a junior sous chef and demi chef de partie at Gordon Ramsey’s and Claridge’s, both in Mayfair, London.

“Since opening in 2014, the Outrigger in Mauritius has established an enviable local and international reputation for innovative dining,” said Mr. Carmona. “Guven now brings his own unique skills to the table. We wish him well in leading the kitchen team to consolidate, then grow the Outrigger’s reputation for acclaimed dining.”

Uyanik has a City & Guilds diploma in food preparation and culinary art from the UK.

He and his wife have a four-year-old son. The chef’s hobbies include photography, fishing and trying new ethnic cuisines.