Kuwait, 16 August 2016: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, has appointed two new chefs to its culinary teams at Italian restaurant Olio and the fine dining steakhouse Pepper.
Chef Rosario Seminatore has been appointed as the Italian Chef de Cuisine at Olio and Chef Daniel Irvine has joined the team at Pepper as the Junior Executive Sous Chef.
Chef Seminatore is a master of Italian cuisine with over 33 years’ experience gained from prestigious hotels, resorts and restaurants across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
The Italian national began his culinary training aged 17 when he worked as a commis in the northern Italian commune of Caselle Torinese, close to the city of Turin. Over the past three decades he has refined his flair for traditional Italian cooking. His appointment at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa marks the 50-year-old chef’s return to Kuwait having held the position of Executive Sous Chef and Manager at another five-star hotel in the city.
Chef Irvine, originally from Devon, UK, began his career 21 years ago in his native country working as a commis. He has worked at a number of restaurants across the UK before he moved to Egypt. He joins the Kuwait property from sister hotel, Jumeirah Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, where he most recently worked as part of the pre-opening team at Pearls by Michael Caines.
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About Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa:
The Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa is ideally located in a secluded area with easy access to Kuwait’s Central Business District, airport and major attractions. The beachfront resort features 316 rooms and suites, 80 residential suites and 12 villas, six restaurants along with cafés and lounges, a 3 500 m2 ‘Talise Spa’, a 200-metres private beach, two swimming pools and a children’s play area. Additionally, extensive conference and banqueting facilities are available, including a showpiece 1 950 m2 Badriah ballroom.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and Jumeirah SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
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