Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa, Kuwait’s has appointed two new chefs to its culinary teams at Italian restaurant Olio and the fine dining steakhouse, Pepper.
Chef Rosario Seminatore is the new Italian chef de cuisine at Olio and chef Daniel Irvine has joined the team at Pepper as the junior executive sous chef.
Chef Seminatore has more than 33 years’ from 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.
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 Sheraton Kuwait from 2006 – 2008.
Chef Irvine, originally from Devon, UK, began his career 21 years ago in his native country working as a commis.
He 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.