Chef Nicola Rossi starts new journey at Four Seasons

Chef Nicola Rossi
Updated 27 May 2018
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Chef Nicola Rossi starts new journey at Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh has announced the promotion of Italian Chef Nicola Rossi, previously Chef de Cuisine, to Executive Sous Chef.
Chef Rossi, who graduated from the “Istituto Tecnico Luigi Nervi,” has more than 15 years of professional culinary experience. Prior to joining Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, he has worked at a number of restaurants in Italy such as the Ristorante 668, Osteria Pane & Salame, Palazzo Cattaneo and Ristorante Zahir.
“I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my culinary career,” said Chef Rossi. “I’m happy that my skills will be put to use and I will be able to extensively expand my scope of experience through this new role and responsibilities.”
Chef Rossi will be working hand on hand with Executive Chef Ahmed Fawzy ensuring that all F&B (food and beverage) offerings at the hotel are top-notch.
“This Ramadan, as part of his role Chef Rossi ensured to renew and present an extensive selection of mouth-watering dishes during our renowned Ramadan Iftar Tent buffet that includes global and local specialities in addition to a variety of cold and hot mezze offerings, an extensive sushi station, an enticing salad bar, an authentic homemade pasta station and much more,” the hotel said in a statement.
“For this occasion, Chef Rossi invested his outstanding skills and gastronomic experience to ensure every dish is a haven of taste, and your iftar is nothing short of spectacular.”
Chef Rossi believes that guest satisfaction is the most important indicator to the success of any chef. He also aims to introduce his guests to the rich Italian history through his dishes. He added: “In the kitchen the entire team works together to deliver excellent food quality and strive to be authentic and trendy at the same time.”


AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Updated 16 January 2019
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AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) has clarified that the group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al-Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al-Habtoor, founder and owner of Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al-Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al-Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al-Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“... Any actions or business decisions taken by Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al-Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”