The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi has announced new F&B appointments.
Sat at the helm of the kitchen operations for the resort, Michael Gremer brings with him more than two decades of culinary expertise and will be responsible for boosting the gastronomic experiences currently available at its restaurants, according to the property.
Hailing from Germany, the 51-year-old executive chef has a background in top management roles in luxury and international hotels across Asia, including countries such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan, in addition to wide experience with large-scale launches and renovations in the US and Australia.
Hamza Ghazi Al Durdang is the second to join the team as their newest pastry chef. With almost 15 years’ experience in creating culinary masterpieces in Jordan, UAE and most recently India, he specialises in chocolate creations and sugar arts.
Themis Kouris was appointed as the venue manager of MAZI Abu Dhabi. Equipped with more than 15 years of international experience in the F&B industry, Kouris has co-owned a bakery and catering business and managed restaurants worldwide, including London, Beijing, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong.
Spread across the expansive resort are seven dining venues, including the world-renowned Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, MAZI Abu Dhabi serving modern Greek cuisine, Mediterranean-inspired Olea, an award-winning Southeast-Asian restaurant Sontaya, The Manhattan Lounge, an onsite pastry shop – The Drawing Room, and the casual pool and beach setting.