Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers has appointed Chef Andrea Russo as executive chef for the hotel’s signature Italian restaurant – Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo.
Russo brings with him six years of international culinary expertise, having previously worked in Italy, Turkey and the Caribbean.
“We are delighted to have Chef Andrea Russo join our food and beverage team as the new executive chef for Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo. Chef Andrea will be responsible for overseeing the restaurant under the guidance of Michelin star Chef Alfredo Russo, ensuring his vision and menus are lived up to,” said Stephan Vanden Auweele, area general manager, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers.
Growing up to working parents, Chef Andrea’s first inspiration in the kitchen was his grandmother as she cooked for him and the family every day.
In 2014, Chef Andrea’s first major assignment was at the age of 22 where he was part of the pre-opening team for an Italian restaurant and pizzeria at Maxx Royal Kemer Resort in Turkey.
In 2015 he moved to the Caribbean islands – St. Lucia as a sous chef at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort to oversee their Italian restaurant.
Opportunity knocked on his door once again in 2016 and this time it was to work for Per Te restaurants.
He is also looking forward to working alongside restaurant manager Ippoilta Di Bari, also a native Italian.