Two culinary maestros have joined The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi.
Olivier Belliard, the new Executive Chef, is overseeing all F&B outlets at the five-star hotel, while Ramasawmy Jayada has been hired as Chef de Cuisine at fine-dining steakhouse 55&5th, The Grill.
Belliard’s career has taken him to Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris and Normandy, as well as deluxe five-star hotels around the world, including The St. Regis San Francisco and The St. Regis Mauritius. Born in France, he has two decades of experience in the culinary field, plus a master’s degree in hospitality management from New York’s prestigious Cornell University.
“There are many things happening. Early next year, we will revamp the menu at 55&5th, The Grill and create some new dishes for Sontaya, without deviating from its successful Thai-Chinese fusion style,” he said.