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City Centre Rotana Doha appoints new executive chef

DOHA, January 8, 2018

City Centre Rotana Doha, a five-star property in Qatar, has appointed Daniel Leah as executive chef.

An accomplished chef with 22 years of experience, Leah has been delivering the highest standards of culinary delicacies in what is a constantly demanding environment.

In his new post, Leah will oversee all of the hotel’s food and beverage operations, including Teatro, Boston's, Zeituna Lebanese Restaurant, Olive Oil, Caramel, Aquarius and Sama Lounge. He will focus on training the team, as well as improvising operational standards to ensure that all the restaurants of City Center Rotana Doha continues to maintain its reputation of delighting the sophisticated palates of cosmopolitan gourmands, and cater to the local audience.

Leah has had a long-standing journey with the culinary world that began in 1995 with the Hilton Group of Hotels as junior sous chef. Since then he has worked as head chef, cluster executive sous chef and executive chef at Hilton Hotels in the UK, Saudi Arabia, India and Sri Lanka.

In the 16 years he served at Hilton Group of Hotels, Leah has earned valuable experience along with a number of reputable accolades that testify to his expertise in the kitchen.

Most recently, Leah was part of the pre-opening team of Downtown Rotana in Bahrain where he responsible for selection of all operating equipment for the hotel's food and beverage (F&B)/culinary facilities.

As executive chef at Downtown Rotana, Leah was awarded the Best All Day Dining Restaurant in Bahrain Fact Magazine 2016. Furthermore, Leah played an instrumental role in the successful opening of the Hotel‘s Signature Restaurant ‘Teatro’.

Prior to joining City Center Rotana Doha, he was part of the opening team of Wyndham Grand Manama, Bahrain, where he was responsible for selection of all operating equipment for the hotel's F&B/Culinary OSE. In addition, Leah assisted the project management in the installation of  culinary equipment in the hotel’s kitchens

Commenting on his appointment, Leah said: "Food is my passion, and I look forward to continuing my journey with City Center Rotana Doha and collaborating with the team to take the hotel’s cuisine to new heights."

Martin Kendall, general manager of City Center Rotana Doha, said: "We are delighted to have Daniel Leah as our new executive chef. Leah is a conscientious and energetic individual with a strong culinary background, with an eye for detail and quality. We are most certain that he will continue to delight all of our guests with his culinary talents.”

Leah has a diploma in professional cookery from North Area College, Stockport, UK. He has the ability to grasp new food concepts quickly, generate fresh and innovative food ideas while also being able to work within fast-paced customer-oriented working environments. - TradeArabia News Service

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