Iran’s first Michelin-starred chef, Mansour Memarian, has been appointed executive chef at Palazzo Versace Dubai.
Memarian has 21 years’ industry experience including appointments with Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland and Burj Al Arab’s signature restaurant, Al Mahara.
Commenting on the appointment, Sandra Tikal, general manager of Palazzo Versace Dubai, said: “We are delighted to welcome Mansour Memarian as executive chef.
“Not only does he bring extensive knowledge, but he also brings his signature creativity which will serve to further improve our culinary offerings. Known for his ability to bring out the best in his teams, chef Mansour is highly regarded and will be an invaluable addition to Palazzo Versace Dubai.”
He earned his first Michelin star in 2006 at Jagdhof Glashütte in Germany before moving to Austria to open Pavillon restaurant, where he added a second Michelin star to his culinary achievements.
In his new role, Memarian will oversee the five-star hotel’s six restaurants, two bars and catering services.
Palazzo Versace Dubai is located near Dubai Creek and features 215 suites and 169 residences together with several signature restaurants, a spa and a range of Versace Home Collection products.