Executive Chef

Execuitive Chef

As you would expect in a 5-star luxury resort, the dining experience is a top priority


The Bay of Many Coves Chefs

Executive Chef Hannes Bareiter is talented both as a Chef and a Kitchen Manager. Having graduated in Germany at the School of Hotel Management in 1999, Hannes went on to earn a ‘Hospitality Business Administrator’s’ Degree in 2008 and a Masters Degree in Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management, graduating in 2009.

His training ground was the Restaurant "Kaiserhof" alongside Executive Chef Markus Buchholz, in a restaurant famous for its extensive wine cellar. He worked in Cologne at the Hyatt Regency’s 5 Star Restaurant before a stint in Bilbao, Spain, where he created gourmet cuisine based on the produce and traditional recipes of the Basque region.

Hannes’s first New Zealand experience was at the 4.5 star Raetihi Lodge in the Kenepuru Sound, where he was Executive Chef for two summers developing an passion for the Marlborough Sounds and New Zealand cuisine and culture.

His most recent experience prior to joining the team at the Bay of Many Coves in December 2010, was a year in Munich, Bavaria, with One Michelin Star Chef Stefan Marquard (18 Gault-Millau points).

The Bay of Many Coves Maitre’d is Hannes’s partner Melanie, and together they make for an extremely professional and complimentary team.


“I think New Zealand has the purest, most natural, and finest produce in the World. Combine these ingredients with the local and seasonal aspects, fragrant herbs and spices, cooked the modern way and with various cooking techniques..... the food will delight plus surprise your senses and taste buds.”

Hannes Bareiter, Executive Chef