Meet the team

We're proud of our dedicated team who strive to offer the best service at all times, ensuring our guests have an enjoyable and memorable stay. Every member of staff is crucial to the smooth running of the hotel. There's not room to introduce them all here, but here are some key members of the team.

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Shudhanshu Kaushik

Shudhanshu Kaushik

General Manager

In the summer of 2021 we were thrilled to welcome the incredibly knowledgeable Shudhanshu Kaushik to the Pomme d'Or Hotel as General Manager. 

With a wealth of education and experience in hospitality management, Shudhanshu has worked in some of the finest hotel establishments around the world, including in India, London, the French Alps, Azerbaijan and Georgia. 

Although a newcomer to Jersey, Shudhanshu is already embracing island life and immersing himself in the local culture and history, with a particular fondness for the Pomme d'Or Hotel as a pillar in Jersey's historical importance. 

Adrian Avarvare

Adrian Avarvare

Food and Beverage Manager

Adrian Avarvare is our highly knowledgeable Food and Beverage Manager here at the Pomme d'Or Hotel. Born and raised in Bucharest, Adrian has a wealth of experience across hospitality venues in Europe and the UK, and has been living and working in Jersey since 2013. 

Adrian thrives in the busy hotel environment, and enjoys motivating his team to produce top guest experiences. Interacting with different type of guests is also a highlight of Adrian's role, his top recommendation to our visitors is to embrace the relaxed pace of island life and enjoy every experience our beautiful island has to offer.

In his spare time Adrian loves nothing more than spending time with his young daughter and trying to turn her into a avid football fan (Adrian openly admits to be a football addict himself!)

Arindam Mallick

Arindam Mallick

Head Chef

Arindam Mallick was born in Kolkata, India and has been working in the hotel industry for more than 21 years. There is no denying that Arindam is a well-travelled and highly experienced chef, having worked in numerous hotels across Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania.  

As our Head Chef here at the Pomme d'Or Hotel, Arindam is extremely passionate about cooking and loves working alongside his kitchen and operations teams to create new exciting menus for his guests to try. He recommends to not miss out on our delicious Sunday Lunch carvery in the Harbour Room Restaurant!

Victoria Lodge

Victoria Lodge

Meetings and Events Manager

Victoria leads our events team as the Meetings and Events Manager.

Born and raised in Chester, Victoria has since gained a wealth of experience working in ski resorts and hotels around the world, including France, Italy and India. She moved to Jersey in 2016 and joined the Seymour Group as Events Co-ordinator before being promoted in 2021 to Events Manager. Building a good rapport with her clients is one of the most important elements to Victoria's role, and suits her love for organisation and planning perfectly.

Victoria is a keen island explorer, and enjoys swimming and kayaking in her spare time. Her top bit of advice for visitors to Jersey? Explore by sea! You'll experience the island in a totally different way. And of course, don't forget to visit the beautiful Plemont Bay on the north coast. 

 

Takis Pagkalis

Takis Pagkalis

Front of House Manager

Takis was born in Corfu, Greece and grew up in Sydney, Australia. After completing his diploma in Hotel Management, Takis worked in senior positions for a number of establishments in the UK, including Rudding Park Harrogate and IHG Crowne Plaza.

Since relocating to Jersey to join the Pomme d’Or Hotel as the new Front of House Manager, Takis has enjoyed exploring the island’s many beaches and spending time with his family.

He recommends going on a tour to see as much of the island as possible, and of course not to miss our Flavours of Asia Friday's at the Harbour Room restaurant, or an opportunity to enjoy the facilities at the Merton Aquadome.

Joseph Kibe

Joseph Kibe

Guest Services Supervisor

Joseph is our Head Concierge, providing our guests with a range of top-drawer services including making local recommendations and reservations; booking transportation; assisting with luggage; providing courier & parcel services; and organising travel arrangements & tours of local attractions.

Raised and educated in Kenya, Joseph attended one of the country's leading catering colleges before joining the 5 Star Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. From there he came to Jersey in 2001. He enjoys walking the quiet country lanes and discovering Jersey's natural beauty and serene atmosphere.

For visitors, Joseph thinks Jersey's a winner because of the variety on offer for all generations, from Durrell Wildlife Park to historical sites to watersports.