R Hotels has appointed Gayan Weerasinghe as cluster pastry chef of its Dubai properties: Ramada Downtown Dubai, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Jumeirah Beach Residence and ibis Styles Jumeira.
In his new role, chef Weerasinghe is tasked with creating the confectionery items to be supplied to all three properties.
He is looking forward to coming up with creative dessert displays, exploring the latest trends in pastry-making and design, and ensuring that all pastries served by the hotels are up to the highest standard in terms of taste and presentation.
He will work closely with the head chefs of each property.
With seven years of experience in the hospitality industry chef Weerasinghe started out in his home country, Sri Lanka.
He was a student of the international award-winning executive pastry chef, Frederic Scailteur.
His first stint in the GCC was as Commis Chef of the pre-opening team of The Torch Doha, before he moved to Bahrain as chef de partie on the pre-opening team of Ramee Grand Hotel.
Chef Weerasinghe also served as acting sous chef at Art Rotana Amwaj Islands in Bahrain before relocating to Dubai to join R Hotels.