Padma Resort Legian proudly introduces the esteemed Executive Chef Jocelyn Argaud to the culinary team. With a remarkable career spanning over three decades, Chef Jo, as he is affectionately known, has garnered invaluable experience in the culinary industry, particularly in Michelin-starred French restaurants and international fine dining establishments.Now, he is all set to take the lead in guiding the culinary team in our resort.
Originally from Lyon, France, he grew up watching his mother cook at home, which later inspired his passion for culinary. After a 10-year career in France, he moved to the USA, then continued his career in Russia, Qatar, Dubai, Maldives, and many other countries. One of Chef Jocelyn’s remarkable achievements was his role in crafting exquisite dishes for respected world leaders and government dignitaries during the G8 Summit. Additionally, he held a prestigious position at the Royal Palace of Qatar, where he led a team of 18 chefs, delivering the pinnacle of French cuisine.
In 2016, he started his first career in Indonesia as Executive Chef at Four Seasons Bali before moving to Intercontinental Jakarta Midplaza. Then he returned to exploring several countries again, one of which was Egypt, before he arrived at Padma Resort Legian to bring his expertise and enhance its culinary offerings.
Chef Jocelyn passionately summarises his culinary philosophy: “Being a chef is about creating good moments for our guests as they enjoy their time at the table, exploring new flavours, unique local specialities, and immersing themselves in the rich local culture and ingredients”.
With Chef Jocelyn’s arrival, he brings a commitment to elevating the distinct identity of every restaurant within Padma Resort Legian. He ensures a comprehensive menu, ranging from traditional to international cuisine, including Indonesian, Japanese Nikkei, Mediterranean, and more, all crafted to perfection. His expertise will not only lead the resort to be a place to stay but will also transform it into an enticing one-stop culinary experience, promising a delightful experience for both the palate and the eyes.