ABU DHABI, UAE - Stewart Bell joins The St. Regis Abu Dhabi Culinary Team as new Executive Pastry Chef with over 15 years’ experience in pastry operation.
Hailing from South Africa, Stewart has built up an impressive career, starting with his first role of Commis Pastry at The Sheraton Grand in Cape Town, back in 2013. By 2009 he had progressed to Junior Sous at world renowned Nobu, also in Cape Town.
Stewart’s first role in UAE was back in 2011 when he joined Atlantis The Palm Dubai and worked across many different restaurants in pastry for four years before taking on his first Head Pastry Chef role - again with Nobu - in Moscow. After two years, he returned to the UAE as Head Pastry Chef at the At.mosphere restaurant at the iconic Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
With his new role at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Chef Stewart’s focus will be to introduce a new diverse offering of sweets and pastries to Abu Dhabi’s best address. Chef Stewart’s specialism includes the creation of unique gluten free, dairy free and vegan desserts which he is excited to showcase to the city.
Moustafa Sakr, General Manager of the hotel shares his enthusiasm of Chef Stewart’s hiring in the culinary team. “I am delighted to welcome Chef Stewart to The St Regis Abu Dhabi as the newest leader in our culinary team. Chef Stewart’s joins as we start the New Year by focusing on our already exceptional Food & Beverage offering. Our aim for the year ahead is to continue to provide outstanding service that we are known for in the city as well as become ‘World Class’ in the culinary dining scene. Chef Stewart’s appointment is key to our strategy for 2019 as we continue to enhance and personalize our luxury dining experiences for our guests in the months to come.”
Chef Stewart will debut the new ‘Sweet Series’ for the renowned monthly Helipad Sunset Supper from February 2019 onwards. The first two dates are Friday 15th February and Friday 8th March 2019 where 20 guests will exclusively be able to experience his unique and elegant pastries and desserts from around the world - 255 meters in the air – on the highest active helipad in the Middle East at the St Regis Abu Dhabi with views from the top of the city’s iconic Nation Towers.
About The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Located at the heart of Abu Dhabi on the Corniche, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi hotel merges authentic Arabian hospitality and over a hundred years of bespoke St. Regis traditions to become the social epicentre for the connoisseurs in the art of living. The iconic hotel offers 283 luxuriously-appointed guestrooms, a myriad of sumptuous experiences with distinctive culinary venues, more than 4,800 square meters of state-of-the-art meeting and event space and over 3,000 square meters of ultra-modern health club facilities. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi also features the famed hallmark of St. Regis hotels, the signature St. Regis Butler Service.
About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at over 40 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service. For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. St. Regis is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®. Members can now link accounts with Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer.