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New Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Baku


Four Seasons Hotel Baku welcomes new Executive Chef Nicola Rossi with 20 years of culinary experience gained from his extensive international career, including 9 years in the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts across the world. Prior to joining Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Nicola has worked at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre, followed by Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh and the latest appointment was at Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech as an Executive Chef. Throughout his exciting career journey, Chef Rossi was exposed to a variety of foods and exotic ingredients that would fuel his life-long passion for cooking and help him to deliver new meanings through the dishes.

Born and raised in Cremona, Italy, his passion for cooking was ignited in his childhood when he started visiting food markets with the family. Magnified by the flavours of Italian cuisine, Chef Rossi graduated from the Istituto Tecnico Luigi Nervi started to look for international exposure as he wanted to craft extraordinary experiences for the people all around the world. “I wanted to learn from the best in the industry”, - adds Nicola about his genuine passion about joining Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts brand back in 2015.

“I'm sincerely happy to embark on this new chapter in my culinary career in Azerbaijan."- says Nicola. “The moment I landed in Baku I started to feel myself at home as the city has a truly unique charm with beautiful sea boulevard in the heart of the city and UNESCO Heritage site, adjoining Four Seasons Hotel. My main goal will be to bridge together Italian and Azerbaijani cuisines and add my renowned Mediterranean flair to bring a truly extraordinary experience to the guests.”, - adds Nicola Rossi with a genuine excitement.

In the spirit of the new Chef arrival, Nargis Magazine has partnered with Four Seasons Hotel Baku and Zafferano restaurant as the exclusive medica Partner to cover the arrival of the new Culinary Talent.

To celebrate Chef Rossi’s arrival and introduce him to Baku’s scene, Zafferano has hosted the welcome reception on Friday, 19th of April where the guests had an opportunity to taste the new menu offerings from firsthand, enjoy selection of true Italian wines by supporter of the event- Donna Fugata winery accompanied with live music.
Chef Nicola Rossi will be working hand on hand with Executive Sous Chef Suraj Karmakar and rest of the culinary team to continue welcoming hotel guests and Bakuvians and deliver teu sense of Italy in our Land of Fire, Baku, Azerbaijan.

The main project Chef Rossi and his team is working on is opening the Eyvan Terrace for the summer season in month of May. In the role of the exclusive media partners, Nargis Magazine will be the first one to cover the event and tell more stories about main characters of the outlets. Stay tuned for the May issue!

Along with Chef Rossi, Four Seasons Hotel Baku looks forward to welcoming guests for an extraordinary dining experience. For bookings contact the Hotel via +994 12 404 2424 or email [email protected].