Amin Kadrie, Chairman, Skelmore Hospitality Group Amin Kadrie, Chairman, Skelmore Hospitality Group

05. Amin Kadrie, Chairman, Skelmore Hospitality Group

The Roberto’s Restaurant and Lounge brand has won more awards in its short history than any other similar outlet, according to Kadrie. The brand has won several industry awards acknowledging its ongoing success, and two Michelin-starred chef Enrico Bartolini has signed on as chief culinary advisor for Roberto’s Group. Skelmore Hospitality Group’s vision is to become a global player, and the addition of new appointments, strategic partnerships and global ventures illustrates Kadrie’s commitment. The group operates five concepts in total — alongside Roberto’s and Urban Bistro are Prairie Halal Foods, Sparkling Sky and Simply Gourmet Foods. New additions to the portfolio will see the expansion of its Urban Bistro concept as well as the launch of the Mercato brand, and the opening of Roberto’s Restaurant and Lounge at Abu Dhabi’s Galleria Mall in Q1 2016.

Bite-sized facts:

Number of years in the F&B industry: 4
Number of years with this company: 21
Number of years in this role: 5
Number of years working in the Middle East: 35
Number of people you are responsible for: 250
Nationality: Canadian

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