Oman's Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah appoints Italian resort chef
Luigi Ferraro has joined the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa from sister property Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, New Delhi
Luigi Ferraro has joined Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa as Italian resort chef.
Prior to this, Ferraro was based in India as the Italian chef at the Sorrento restaurant in Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi from January 2016.
He studied at the Hotel School of Castrovillari in Italy and has worked as a chef in many cities, including Stuttgart, Bangkok, London, Paris, George Town, St. Petersburg and New York, gaining experience in two and three Michelin star restaurants.
Originally from Calabria in Southern Italy, Ferraro has won multiple professional awards for his work, including 'Best Chef in India' in the Best Modern European Cuisine category at the Top Chef 2016 Awards. In 2013 he won two gold medals at the 'International Kremlin Culinary Cup' in Moscow in the Hot Dishes and Artistic Dishes categories.
He has previously represented Calabria at international shows including World Travel Market in London in November 2007, The International Wine and Food Society in the Cayman Islands in March 2009, the Westchester Italian Cultural Center in New York in October 2009, and the èCosenza Food and Wine in Moscow in April 2012 where he was given the title of 'Ambassador of Calabria Cuisine in the World'.
Ferraro taught at the Italian Institute for Advanced Culinary and Pastry Arts as the creative cuisine professor for one year in 2014, and in 2015 he published his first book Calabria in Tutti i Sensi – Un Viaggio con Luigi Ferraro (Calabria in every way – A journey with Luigi Ferraro) in co-operation with photographer Riccardo Marcialis and published by Rubbettino Editore.