The beachfront resort, Rixos Bab Al Bahr in Ras Al Khaimah has brought in Ömer Canbay as executive chef and Ahmet Okur as director of food and beverage.
Canbay brings two decades of experience with him to the role, with his most recent posting being at the Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa in Turkey as executive chef, as reported by sister publicattion, Caterer Middle East.
The Turkish national’s resume also includes positions at Latanya Beach Resort Hotel, Queen Elizabeth Suite Hotel & Spa, Crystal Hotel Deluxe Resort & Spa and Rixos Hotel Beldibi.
In his new role, Canbay will oversee the kitchens and food and beverage offerings across the resort’s 14 F&B outlets, where he plans to employ his passion and innovations for everything from menu enhancements to kitchen operations, and catering events together with his kitchen brigade.
Turkish national Okur has joined Rixos Bab Al Bahr as the director of food & beverage from Hilton Dalaman Sarigerme Resort & Spa.
With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, he has held various leadership positions with a string of hotels brands such as Crowne Plaza, Sheraton and Vogue Hotels.
In his new role, Okur will be responsible for the overall dining experience of guests, overseeing the 24 hours and unlimited food & beverages services that Rixos Bab Al Bahr is known for.
Commenting on the appointments, Mohammed Alkhatib, the hotel manager said: “I am thrilled to see our F&B team growing and look forward to working with Ömer and Ahmet as we continue our strong momentum on all fronts. The addition of these highly qualified professionals will help reinforce our F&B concepts and will advance our development capabilities.”