Adrian Broadhead has been named the new Executive Chef of Gangtey Lodge Bhutan, the award-winning 12-room luxury property that delivers a unique and immersive experience in one of the world’s most undiscovered and mystical destinations.
With over 25 years of hospitality experience, Adrian joins the Gangtey Lodge Bhutan from Sydney, Australia. Most recently, Adrian worked under Australian celebrated chef and author, Christine Mansfield at Pearl Catering. Prior to this, Adrian spent two and a half years working with Michelin starred chef David Thompson aboard the Aqua Mekong, Aqua Expedition’s latest custom-designed cruise ship traveling the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia. Adrian was most passionate about interactive guest excursions, which provided a unique dining experience focused on localized cuisine.
Khin Omar Win, Co-Founder/Owner of Gangtey Lodge shares, “Every season brings new ingredients to the table and every ingredient and dish has a story behind it. I am excited to welcome Adrian into our team to develop new client experiences to discover Bhutanese culture and history through its cuisine.”
About Gangtey Lodge:
The multi award winning Gangtey Lodge Bhutan delivers a genuine and authentic experience in one of the world’s most undiscovered destinations. Discretely nestled near a cluster of farm houses, the remote location of Gangtey Valley and the Lodge provide a perfect springboard to Himalayan adventures –with world class luxury to return to at the day’s end. The lodge’s stunning design in the heart of Bhutan allows one to take a step back in time, away from the stresses and materialism of modern day life. The 12 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each with their own cozy fireplace and spacious private bathroom, reflect the rich cultural heritage with warm fabrics and earthen tones. Additionally, all guest rooms command sweeping views of the valley below and of the Gangtey Goenpa, or monastery, just a 5-minute walk away. Heated hand cut stone floors and deep bathtubs next to wood burning stoves complete the sense of luxury and coziness. The stunning main lodge subtly captures the vibrancy of Bhutanese artwork and monastic design, complimented by the murals and carvings created local artists and masons reflecting images and landscapes from the valley.