Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, has appointed two new chefs to its culinary teams behind its Italian restaurant Olio, and the fine dining Steakhouse, Pepper.
Chef Rosario Seminatore has been appointed as the Italian Chef de Cuisine, with Chef Daniel Irvine joining the team at Pepper Steakhouse as its Junior Executive Sous Chef. The new additions to the luxury resort’s culinary team bring with them considerable years of experience in the kitchens.
Chef Seminatore is a master of Italian cuisine with over 33 years’ experience gained from prestigious hotels, resorts and restaurants across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
The Italian national began his culinary training at an early age of 17 working as a commis in the northern Italian commune of Caselle Torinese, close to the city of Turin. Over the past three decades he has refined his flair for traditional Italian cooking.
His appointment at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa marks the 50-year-old chef’s return to Kuwait having held the position of Executive Sous Chef and Manager at another five-star hotel in the city.
Chef Irvine, originally from Devon, UK, began his culinary career in 21 years ago in his native county working as a Commis. He has since worked at a number of restaurants across the UK before moving to Egypt. He joins the Kuwait property from sister hotel, Jumeirah Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, where he worked across four of the iconic hotel’s restaurants as a Sous Chef for more than four years, most recently as part of the pre-opening team at Pearls by Michael Caines.