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Meet the Team

Kim Marshall – Food & Beverage Manager 

Country: Cape Town, South Africa

I studied Hotel Management through the International College of Hotel Management (ICHM). This is an Australian institution that uses Varsity College as a medium to teach South African students. I became an intern at The Radisson Blu Hotel in Port Elizabeth during my studies. After graduating, I joined the African Pride hotel group in 2012 working for Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa, Cape Town. After a few years of positive growth and opportunities with this group, I joined Tsogo Sun hotel group in 2016 as an Assistant F&B Manager. In 2018 I was given the opportunity to work for Westin Hotels & Resorts as an Assistant F&B Manager. My journey with Royal Golf Club started in 2019 and it is a privilege to work at this prestigious property. My amazing team and I will continuously strive to maintain service excellence and provide a home away from home for all our valued members and guests.

Interests: bookworm, watching series, music, travel, spending time with my family and friends.
 


Diana Vinluan – Assistant Outlets Manager 

Country: Lingayen Pangasinan, Philippines

I’ve been here in Bahrain for almost 13 years, I love working in the hospitality industry because it’s fun, time goes by fast and I love talking to people from different cultures, but what I love most about my job are the people we are the guests and members. Everyone is friendly! Some members treat us like their family and of course the view of the golf course is beautiful. I’m so thankful that RGC and the F&B department appreciates our hard work.  My biggest dream is to travel around the world with my loved one.

Interest: watching movies, reading about healthy tips and shopping
 

Evangeline Pulanco – Supervisor 

Country: Atok Benquet, Philippines

It's been 10 years since I started working abroad. At the start it was a bit tough to be away from my family for the sake of my career. Joining the F&B team at the Royal Golf Club has been an unparalleled experience and being promoted to supervisor was worth waiting for. I believe it’s a good opportunity for me to learn more everyday and to get closer to achieving my goals as well. I really love chatting with the members/guest and making sure they have an unforgettable experience at the Club. I have met so many different people while working at RGC and have found getting to know different cultures very interesting.

Interests: I love to cook, taking pictures, watching movies & I love to care for dogs
 

Hazeem Putra – Supervisor 

Country – Colombo, Sri Lanka

I started my career in hospitality at the 5* Ramada Hotel in Sri Lanka. Through my many years working abroad I have gained lots of experience and learnt so much about Food & Beverage. I believe it is my experience and passion that present me as hospitality professional and I am so grateful for every opportunity that has so far presented itself. I have been working in Bahrain for 14 years now and I really love this country and my job as I get to meet different people from different nationalities each day.

Interest: Playing cricket & watching movies 
 

Kelly Stapleton – F&B Sales & Events Manager 

Country: Waterford, Ireland

Born and raised in Bahrain, originally from the South East of Ireland. I discovered my love for event planning at a young age after seeing an event being brought to life which encouraged me to study events management and Public Relations in Galway, Ireland. I enjoy working at the Royal Golf Club because I get to work alongside a great F&B team, where I get to organize events from weddings to conferences, along with meeting a wide variety of nationalities and cultures.

Interests: Swimming, horse riding, golf and socializing 

 

Jibin Azhikkakath – Food and Beverage Supervisor 

Country: Kerala, India

I started my career in India. I completed a diploma in Hotel Management from Calicut University. In 2011, I got an opportunity to work in Bahrain. I joined Movenpick Hotels and Resorts.
My journey with Royal Golf Club started in  2014 as a server. I was promoted to head server in 2018. From there I moved on to be a Supervisor in 2020. I am proud to be part of this the RGC family.

Interest- watching movies, cricket, travelling ,meeting new people.
 

Randy Racho – Bar Supervisor 

Country: Cebu City, Philippines

I have been working abroad for about 18 years. I started in the hospitality industry as a Barista at Brunei Darussalam. My career in the Food & Beverage department at The Royal Golf Club started in 2009 as a server. from there I moved onto becoming Head Server and then Bar Supervisor. I enjoy meeting new people and looking after our valued members and guests. I am very proud to be apart of the RGC family. 

Interest- Playing Basketball and Golf, Reading books