Hassan Abdallah has been appointed to a new role as executive chef at Raffles Dubai.
Abdallah joins the team at Raffles having set up his own restaurant in Malmo, Sweden which will continue to be managed by his partner.
In charge of all culinary operations and concepts, overseeing six dining venues and banquets, Abdallah will be tasked with bringing Raffles to greater success and aims to make his team as “creative as possible”.
The chef brings 30 years of experience to the role, having started at just 14 years old before studying hospitality management in Beirut, Lebanon.
He has also worked in Cairo, Egypt at Al Dabke for two years before he made his first venture to the UAE, working various roles at the Metropolitan Beach Hotel and Metropolitan Palace before joining the Kempinski Ajman for five years as chef de cuisine in charge of banquets.
He then worked as part of the pre-opening team at Kempinski Mall of Emirates as chef de cuisine for the all-day dining outlet before moving within the Middle East again.
Abdallah also participated in a global culinary art event in Seoul, South Korea, where he represented the Middle East amongst the best chefs in the Ritz-Carlton group worldwide.