New appointments at qualia

Jul 11, 2016

Hamilton Island has appointed Kyle LaMonica as the new General Manager of qualia.

With over 20 years’ experience in hospitality and tourism, LaMonica’s career has spanned various award-winning locations in Australia and around the world. 

As General Manager, LaMonica is responsible for overseeing the operations of the resort and ensuring qualia’s unrivalled standards of luxury are consistently exceeded. 

“I’m confident in the qualia team’s pride in their work and passion for delivering world class standards of luxury will continue to create the extraordinary and memorable experiences is the resort is renowned for,” said Mr LaMonica. 

In addition to Kyle's appointment, Craig Knudsen has also returned to qualia as Executive Chef. Craig launched a wide-ranging career in his hometown of Canberra and has spent ten years working in renowned Australian restaurants from Margaret River to the Great Barrier Reef.

Craig’s career progressed to the acclaimed two-hatted Sydney restaurant Tetsuya’s where he refined his craft working alongside some of Australia’s most talented chefs.

After working at Tetsuya’s, Craig joined qualia where his passion for Australian cuisine was ignited.  After a one year tenure at the Royal Mail Hotel – another award-winning destination – Craig returned to qualia, shortly thereafter becoming Executive Chef.

Craig is passionate about creating a unique expression of Australian identity in his culinary creations, reflecting the resort’s quintessentially Australian surrounds and his own experience travelling and working around the country. He focuses on working closely with seasonal, local produce and qualia’s kitchen garden, as well as culturing and harvesting wild produce from around the island

Originally published on www.qualia.com.au

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