The newly appointed culinary leadership will contribute to achieving Mondrian’s vision and continue with the hotel’s legacy in bringing bold concepts and the finest dining experience to residents in Qatar.
9 December 2021- Doha, Qatar: Doha’s leading lifestyle hotel, Mondrian Doha, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new industry experts, Luke A. Omarzu, Culinary Chef at CUT by Wolfgang Puck restaurant, and Eko Zulfikar, Executive Chef at Morimoto Doha, expanding its growing team in a valuable addition to its award-winning culinary outlets.
A seasoned culinary expert, Luke A. Omarzu brings to CUT over 20 years of experience acquired at world-renowned fine dining venues spanning the United States as well as the Middle East. In his new role as Culinary Chef, Luke will lead CUT Doha’s culinary team, overseeing the restaurant’s fine dining offering, while maintaining the brand’s world-acclaimed superior standards and culinary sophistication. Chef Luke will be also responsible for ensuring the highest levels of hygiene and implementing international standards throughout all elements of the restaurant’s operations.
Newly appointed Executive Chef of Morimoto Doha, Eko Zulfikar, masters the art of modern Asian Cuisine. He is set to bring Morimoto, Mondrian Doha’s sought-after award-winning Asian-inspired restaurant to new heights. Eko’s experience spans many international destinations including the UAE, Kuwait, Yemen, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, China, Turkey and Qatar. Eko’s extensive knowledge and experience in creating unique international dishes were widely recognized by top-class accolades.
Vasileios Oikonomopoulos, General Manager, Mondrian Doha said: “We are excited to welcome these exemplary F&B leaders to the hotel. Their valuable and broad experience will be a great asset to our culinary offer, and I am confident in their ability to build on the Mondrian legacy and to lead the team to even greater results”.
Mikel Ibrahim, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Mondrian Doha & SLS Dubai, said: “I would like to congratulate the newly appointed chefs of our most coveted outlets, Morimoto and CUT Doha. Their appointment is a testament to their outstanding track record of industry excellence, and we are looking forward to their exceptional contribution to the development of Mondrian’s brand and achieving its vision in Qatar and beyond”.
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