Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers has appointed Andrea Russo as executive chef for the hotel’s signature Italian restaurant - Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo.
Russo brings with him six years of international culinary expertise, having previously worked in Italy, Turkey and the Caribbean.
His first inspiration in the kitchen was his grandmother and he soon joined his father at the butcher shop, where he learned all about various meats and meat cuts. Russo then enrolled into culinary school, and studied and worked as a pastry chef.
In 2014, at the age of 22, he was part of the pre-opening team for an Italian restaurant and pizzeria at Maxx Royal Kemer Resort in Turkey.
The next year he moved to the Caribbean islands - St. Lucia as a sous chef at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort to oversee its Italian restaurant.
In 2016, Russo moved to Dubai, UAE to join the Per Te restaurants.