Chadi Nahra Wins Restaurant Manager of The Year For Bice, Qasr Al Sharq
Three additional commendations for Hilton Worldwide at inaugural Caterer Middle East Awards
DUBAI, UAE - Chadi Nahra, Restaurant Manager for BiCE at Waldorf Astoria’s Qasr Al Sharq in Jeddah has won the Restaurant Manager of the Year Award at the inaugural Caterer Middle East Awards 2009.
In addition, three Hilton Worldwide team members received high commendations by Caterer Middle East for their exemplary performance in their respective categories:
- Matt Pickop, Executive Chef, Hilton Dubai Creek - Chef of the Year category
- Daniele Chiari, Italian Sous Chef, Piacere Del Gusto, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa - Sous Chef category
- The Kitchen Team, Ramses Hilton - Kitchen Team of the Year category
"Ultimately, the judges decided that one nominee stood out as displaying some extra-special qualities. The nomination for Chadi noted his flawless, friendly and discreet service and his attention to detail, combined with exacting standards and a dedication to his staff. His efforts to motivate his team and create a true family atmosphere marked this man out as a truly outstanding candidate. Overall it was a great performance from Hilton, and speaks volumes about the standard of the company's F&B offerings around the Middle East,” said Lucy Taylor, Editor of Caterer Middle East.
The in-magazine awards were established by Caterer Middle East to recognise talent and excellence in the Middle East’s growing Food & Beverage industry.
Nahra, who has been managing BiCE at the luxurious Qasr Al Sharq, Jeddah for the past two years, has been instrumental in building up a loyal customer base for the restaurant and increasing its beverage sales by 15 per cent while cutting beverage costs by two per cent. He was lauded for his leadership skills, his impeccable standards, attention to detail and keen eye for the latest trends in the industry.
“This is a proud moment for us and a testament to the dedication of our Middle East team, all of whom have been true ambassadors of Hilton Worldwide’s passion for excellence. We are deeply honoured by Caterer Middle East’s tribute to Chadi and the rest of the team,” said Simon Lazarus, Area Director of F&B, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa.
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our brands are comprised of more than 3,400 hotels in 79 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors.
The company currently operates 42 hotels in the Middle East & Africa – 16 hotels in Egypt, nine hotels in the UAE, six in Saudi Arabia and one each in Oman and Kuwait, plus another nine hotels in Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Hilton Worldwide has a signed development pipeline of an additional 20 properties across Middle East & Africa in the U.A.E, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Equatorial Guinea, Uganda, Nigeria and Cape Verde, and Tanzania.
The Hilton Reservations and Customer Care telephone numbers in the Middle East are as follows:
UAE - 8000 20000 11
KSA - 800 82000 10
Bahrain - 8000 4058
Kuwait - 222 56 200
Oman - 800 78 788
Qatar - 8000 20 222
Egypt - 19009
Jordan - 00202 25805927
Lebanon - 00202 25805928
Syria - 00202 25805926
Director, Corporate Communications
Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa
Tel: +971 4 365 4886
Keren Gatty Saunt
Associate Account Director
Tel: +971 4 344 4898
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
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