"This recognition from my esteemed colleagues and peers is a great honour. It recognises the trajectory of my life from Argentina to the Riviera that welcomed me so warmly 19 years ago. I am overjoyed to bring this award back to France,” explained Colagreco. “I am from so many influences, but above everything, I am a cook and I love to cook. My food is just from my heart, and I love to share it with my guests.”The partnership with One&Only Royal Mirage will see Colagreco overseeing the resort’s fine dining restaurant Celebrities, The Beach Bar & Grill overlooking Palm Island bay and Esplanade at the Grand Pool of The Palace from November 2019. He will introduce inspired new concepts and menus incorporating influences from his diverse heritage and rich experience for guests to enjoy.
“In addition to his unquestionable talent, chef Mauro’s amazing personality and well-travelled origins make him the perfect partner to further enhance our culinary offering for Dubai residents and visitors alike,” said One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm managing director Olivier Louis. “Our guests will benefit from the expertise, skill and creativity from one of the world’s best chefs.”“I am very excited to be embarking on a new relationship with One&Only Royal Mirage. I am honoured to bring my culinary creativity to a resort which is recognised as one of the most exceptional, service-led properties in the world,” said Colagreco, commeting on the partnership. “The ethos of One&Only is perfectly aligned with my vision of creative innovation and I am very much looking forward to working with the incredibly talented team.”