Hilton Auckland is excited to announce multi-awardwinning and respected chef Des Harris as their new culinary director, overseeing the direction of all menus across the hotel as well as conference and events and in-room dining. After making his mark in the kitchen at Wellington’s Logan Brown with Al Brown and Steve Logan, in 2006 Harris moved to Auckland to take up the head chef role at Clooney, and more recently The Hunting Lodge and Tantalus Estate. He brings his culinary refinement to Hilton Auckland, introducing an inventive dining style to the seaside FISH restaurant. His vision is to incorporate a mix of modern and primal cooking techniques, adding an abundance of freshness, acidity and touches of umami characteristics to the menu. hilton.com/auckland