Manuel Olveira Seller joins Le Cirque Dubai
Manuel Olveira Seller has been appointed as the head chef of Le Cirque Dubai, which is set to open on April 12.
Born in Spain, Seller began his career during an internship at a traditional family owned restaurant in 1999. Since then, he has accumulated over 15 years’ experience in restaurants across the world.
His expertise lies in the application of new techniques, Mediterranean, South American and Indian cuisine and the creation of desserts.
His career began at Spanish restaurant El Locum, located in Toledo Spain, where he worked as chef de partie. In 2006, Seller was offered a role as head chef at El Palacete, where he managed a team of four chefs.
He then moved to Vivir El Vino, directed by Michelin-starred chef Pepe Rodriguez. As head chef, Seller managed both banqueting and normal service, as well as being responsible for menu development, budgeting and staff development,
In 2009 he took on a role at two Michelin-starred restaurant Sergi Arola Gastro in Madrid, and progressed from chef de partie to sous chef in just over a year and managed a team of eight chefs.
After completing four years at Sergi Arola Gastro, he moved to Arola Bar and Restaurant in Mumbai, India, where he joined the pre-opening team to become chef de cuisine.
Moving to the Middle East in 2016, Seller took the role of chef de cuisine at 55&5th The Grill at St Regis, Abu Dhabi.
He said in a statement: "Food is my passion and having the opportunity to work with the team in New York to develop a menu that reflects the current UAE market has been a personal challenge, yet thoroughly rewarding. We’ve developed some truly distinctive dishes that will become signatures of the Dubai venue."