Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel appoints Chefs De Cuisine at specialty restaurants New York Steakhouse and Cucina

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The Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel is delighted to announce the appointments of Cucina Chef De Cuisine, Trovato Claudio and New York Steakhouse Chef De Cuisine, Paul Robert.

With a background in hospitality, Chef Trovato Claudio started his early years working at his family-owned hotel. Following his studies in the University of Catania, Chef Trovato Claudio held various chef positions in countries outside of Italy including Senegal, Kenya, Malta, Armenia and Brazil until he finally returned to his home country, Italy, as a chef and partner in his own chain of Italian restaurants. Working aside his culinary career, Chef Trovato also gave culinary classes and participated in televised shows on the art of Italian cuisine.

“The Italian kitchen is very different from others because there are 27 regions in Italy; north, centre and south” said Chef Trovato. “At Cucina, you will be able to taste the beautiful flavours of these different regions.”

Originally from the United Kingdom, Chef Paul Robert joins the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha with over 15 years of culinary experience in renowned organizations. He earned his B.A degree with Honours in Hospitality and Business Management at the Westminster Kingsway College followed by one year at the Leeds Metropolitan University.

During his tenure as the Senior Sous Chef at the East Sussex National Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, the restaurant was awarded an AA Rosette Award. He also held the position of Junior Sous Chef at the Relais & Chateaux Gravtye Manor, United Kingdom with one Michelin Star and 3 Rosette Awards. In addition to that, Chef Paul held various positions Sous Chef, Senior Sous Chef and others are various locations in the United Kingdom including London at the award-winning Gasto Pub, the Crooked Well.  “I am excited to join the Marriott Marquis Doha team” mentioned Chef Paul. “I look forward to enhancing and ensuring an outstanding dining experience to each and every guest at New York Steakhouse”.

“I am happy to have Chefs Claudio and Paul on the team” mentioned Chef Oliver Weber, Executive Chef at the hotel. “I am confident that they will both use their diverse backgrounds and set new standards at two of our signature restaurants: Cucina and New York Steakhouse”, he adds.

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