Executive Chef Karl Blunden Joins The Reefs

March 22, 2012

The Reefs Hotel has welcomed Chef Karl Blunden as its new Executive Chef.

This is his first time in Bermuda and he is already quite impressed with the destination. “I have traveled all over the world and never experienced as warm of a welcome as I did when I arrived here,” he comments.

“It is exciting to be back on an island after living in the desert for the past few years,” he continues. “I’m also thrilled to be part of the team at The Reefs, which has such a strong reputation both on Bermuda and worldwide.”

Originally from England, Chef Karl began his career in London before serving in culinary management roles in Egypt, St. Lucia, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. For the past four and a half years, he was the Complex Executive Chef at The Four Points by Sheraton in Dubai where he oversaw 11 dining venues and room service at two hotels. During his tenure there, he was honored with the Starwood Europe, Africa and Middle East Division President’s Award.

Prior to that, he was the Executive Chef at the Hong Kong Football Sports and Leisure Club overseeing six restaurants and extensive banquet facilities. While he was Executive Chef at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, three of his restaurants were voted “Best in Dubai.”

Chef Karl’s culinary creations favor an Asian influence, which he says fits well with local island ingredients and seafood. His goal at The Reefs is to use as much local produce as possible. He also plans on adding his culinary touch to new menu items soon.

“We are excited to enter into the busy summer season with Chef Karl on our team,” says Nagma Walker, General Manager of The Reefs. “He is incredibly skilled both in the kitchen and behind-the-scenes, and will continue to enhance the world-class dining experience found here at The Reefs.”

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  1. Hi chef nice to see your face.this is bimal from dubai.

  2. hai chef nice to see u have a great time chef in your new place ,,hope u r enjoying regards shanu

  3. Pamela Blunden says:

    Hi! I want to know if we ate related ? What were your grandparents names? (: thanks!