With over 16 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Claudio Abreu has become a well known and popular face within the industry in Jersey, an island which he now refers to as home after arriving from his Portugal over 10 years ago.
Having joined The Royal Yacht Hotel, Spa & Restaurants prior to their expansion in 2007, Claudio was part of the opening team that launched this multi-million pound development and lead to the Royal Yacht becoming one of the most successful and prestigious hotel and spa businesses in the Channel Islands.
His passion and knowledge for exquisite cuisine and quality beverages, as well as his management philosophy and genuine love for people has seen a swift progression to the position of Operations Manager and Head of Food and Beverage at the hotel. Through hard work and the development of new products for both the tourist and local markets, the hotel brand and reputation has been elevated to the highest level.
Previous experience in various top class restaurants and five-star resorts, as well as a strong educational background have set the base for Claudio’s self-development and success. In 2014, Claudio moved to Switzerland to pursue further studies. This resulted in achieving his much desired Degree-a-Master in Business Administration (MBA).
2015 brought his first official publication at the CHME (Council for Hospitality, Management and Education) conference in Manchester where he presented a proposition for a research project – Destination Branding “A Case Study of Jersey C.I.” He then proceeded to carry out the project during the summer of 2015.
Currently, Claudio serves as President for Jersey’s most promising, trendy, educational and fun group ‘The Wine Club’, with members representing every sector of Jersey’s industries.
Claudio loves Jersey and considers the island as a ‘heaven for foodies’. He believes the high quality local produce from both land and sea, as well as the prime location (near France and the rest of Europe) provides both locals and visitors with the most exquisite flavours to be enjoyed in a relaxed and picturesque environment with the most breath taking views.