New executive pastry chef joins The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

South African national Stewart Bell joins the culinary team as executive pastry chef

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Stewart Bell, who has more than 15 years’ experience in pastry operation, has joined The St. Regis Abu Dhabi as executive pastry chef.

Bells first role, in 2003, was as commis pastry at The Sheraton Grand in Cape Town.  By 2009 he had progressed to Junior Sous at Nobu, also in Cape Town.

Stewart’s first UAE role was 2011 when he joined Atlantis The Palm Dubai. He worked across many different restaurants in pastry for four years before taking on his first head pastry chef role, which was with Nobu, Moscow.

In 2013, Bell returned to the UAE as head pastry chef at Atmosphere restaurant, in Burj Khalifa, Dubai.

In his new role at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Bell’s focus will be to introduce a new diverse offering of sweets and pastries.

His specialism includes the creation of unique gluten free, dairy free and vegan desserts.  

Speaking about the appointment, Moustafa Sakr, general manager of the hotel, said: “Chef Stewart’s appointment is key to our strategy for 2019 as we continue to enhance and personalize our luxury dining experiences for our guests in the months to come.”

 

 

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