– Executive Chef Nic Philip will be bringing his culinary expertise to Street 32 Cocktail Bar & Eatery, joining forces with the talented Head Mixologist, Raviella Angela –
The brand-new urban resort in Bali – MAMAKA by Ovolo – announces the appointment of Nicholas Philip, also known as Nic Philip, as their Executive Chef. Chef Nic will be taking the lead of the culinary team to oversee the vibrant beachfront cocktail bar & eatery, Street 32 which will take the culinary scene of the Kuta-Legian neighbourhood to the next level. Street 32 will not be the only thing that makes MAMAKA by Ovolo unique, another exciting concept soon to come is MAMAKA’s one-of-a-kind rooftop oasis, offering a 270-degree view of the iconic Kuta Beach coastline, set to open in early 2021.
After living in Bali for many years, Chef Nic has developed a passion for local Indonesian or South-East Asian produce and flavours. He has honed his skills during his time at several luxury resorts in the Asia-Pacific region, including Four Seasons Resort Bali Jimbaran Bay’s Sundara Beach Club, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, and Anantara Rasananda Resort at Koh Phangan, Thailand.
With more than ten years of experience in culinary, Chef Nic has spent time in leading European restaurants under mentorship such as the Michelin-starred Clove Club London and at the acclaimed Restaurant Taller in Copenhagen.
Originally from Currumbin, Gold Coast, Chef Nic went to college at The Australian Institute of Technology in Queensland. He was listed in Singapore’s The Peak Magazine list of Top Young Chefs of 2017 as well as The Bali Bible’s Top 10 Chefs of Bali.
“At Street 32 we have created an approachable pan Asian menu that’s true to the spices and origins of the dishes that we reinterpret. We make everything in house from bread to Masala, we work with surrounding farmers, fisherman and artisans and reduce our carbon footprint as much as we can, we collaborate with Urban Biologist in efforts of reducing our waste and landfill as we compost and recycle what we can,” stated Chef Nic.
Chef Nic and his team’s palatable culinary offerings wouldn’t be complete without an equally marvellous beverage programme. Angela Raviella, better known as Angie, is the woman behind the bar as the appointed Head Mixologist. Angie has earned several achievements throughout her career, including becoming Runner Up at Captain Morgan Competition in 2018, as well as Second Runner Up at The Master Bartending Championship in 2020.
A gifted visionary with marvellous talent, Angie’s many accomplishments have prepared her to oversee the bar team at Street 32 with her innovative ideas, creative vision and fiery passion for the art of mixology, presenting meticulously crafted cocktails using only the finest local and organic ingredients.
“I am truly honoured to be a part of MAMAKA by Ovolo’s F&B collective and to lead the talented bar team to welcome guests and present them with our extraordinary creations and invigorating beverage programme. For me personally, my team not only concocts stimulating beverages, but we are artists as well and therefore it’s very important for me to have a team with unique personalities,” said Angie.
MAMAKA by Ovolo will not only reinvent and enliven the Kuta-Legian neighbourhood through its modern hospitality and progressive vision but will also see Chef Nic and his superstar F&B team take the culinary scene by storm through its unique dining outlets. Starting with Street 32 Cocktail Bar & Eatery, serving Pan Asian street food-inspired cuisine, all the way through to the upcoming rooftop beach club haven.
About MAMAKA by Ovolo
Good Soul. Good Times. Good Vibrations are at Kuta Beach.
MAMAKA by Ovolo is a beach-front urban resort for modern travellers, foodies and social-surfers alike, perfectly positioned in the thriving neighbourhood of Kuta Legian. With a refreshing take on design and experience, it’s an escape embodying Ovolo’s mantra of staying connected with our guests.
Explore the vibrant bazaars, world-class shopping malls, galleries, quaint indie cafes and laneways offering the unexpected – it’s the ultimate place for stepping out and living the Bali life. Chill out or max out from morning until night at the many all-day dining and drinking options offering dynamic culinary experiences, buzzing bars and amazing views of Bali’s beaches and beyond.
Just like Bali, MAMAKA offers the unexpected. Get to know the Kuta break with Quicksilver Surf Academy, hit the wellness centre to keep fit or strengthen you core on a mechanical surfboard. Top it off any time of the day with all the flavours of Asia at Street 32, Kuta Beach’s modern PanAsian cocktail bar and eatery serving Asian street food classics.
Return to effortlessly designed rooms with interiors subtly reflecting Bali’s cultural heartbeat and relationship with nature. MAMAKA by Ovolo is the answer Kuta Legian has been waiting for, it will enrich your own Bali journey with good vibrations.
Featuring 191 playfully and effortlessly designed rooms and suites with interiors subtly reflecting Bali’s cultural heartbeat and relationship with nature. The hotel consists of 74 Bali High rooms, 74 Kokomo rooms, 28 Summer Garden Terrace rooms, and 12 Swagger Suites rooms and 3 Top Gun Suites. Room sizes range from the Bali High and Kokomo at 25 sqm, whilst the Summer Garden Terrace, the same size has the addition of a private terrace overlooking the gardens. The Swagger Suites are a spacious 50 sqm, while our expansive 2-bedroom Top Gun suites are 91 sqm with all suites boasting views of iconic Kuta beach.
About Ovolo Group
The Ovolo Group was founded by entrepreneur Girish Jhunjhnuwala and first entered the real estate market in 2002; then further expanded into the hotel industry in 2010. Ovolo Hotels quickly became one of Hong Kong and Australia’s most dynamic independent owner operated hospitality firms by providing guests with the best in effortless living across hotels and food and beverage outlets.
A collection of contemporary hotels that keep you connected to the little luxuries you love, all effortlessly included. The company prides itself on being in touch with the modern traveller through award-winning interior designs, detail-driven comforts, complimentary value-added services like the mini bar, breakfast, Wi-Fi, and more, and cutting-edge technology – all done in signature Ovolo style. At the 2019 HM Awards, Ovolo Hotels were acknowledged for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence, receiving the accolade “Hotel Brand of the Year”.
A proud Hong Kong brand, Ovolo Group remains a family-owned and privately-operated business operating four hotels and three restaurants in Hong Kong, and seven hotels and five restaurants across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. Ovolo is also developing a new hotel in Melbourne, Australia Ovolo South Yarra.
Ovolo also has the By Ovolo Collective within its portfolio of hotels, a distinctive collection of four hotels each one unique, each one special, the more guests explore, the more they’ll find. These include Nishi Apartments in Canberra Australia, Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour in Hong Kong, The Sheung Wan Hong Kong, and Mamaka Kuta Beach Bali Indonesia launching late 2020.