Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi appoints Jennie Lorenzo as Chef de Cuisine
- United Arab Emirates: Sunday, May 06 - 2012 at 16:33
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi has appointed Jennie Lorenzo to the position of Chef de Cuisine, overseeing Nautilus, where she will be responsible for the entire kitchen of Abu Dhabi's favourite fine dining seafood restaurant, as well as its re-invention and innovation.
For a young chef, Lorenzo has built on a solid reputation for her artisanal and seasonal cuisine, and has chosen to perfect her skill in a style of cuisine sometimes referred to as 'Inventive Cuisine'.
Lorenzo arrives in her new home at Yas Viceroy, fresh from an explorative year of travel where she has honed her skills at some of the world's culinary hotspots.
She undertook several stagiaires; spending time in the kitchens of celebrity and Michelin starred chefs.
Her travels and experiences exposed her palate to new taste profiles and triggered new ideas, adding to her personal library of taste, sense and memory.
While she feels that the ingredients' source is very important, it's what the chef does with the ingredients that allow them to, in her words, "achieve a balance of flavour with an element of surprise."
"The year I took off from cooking I spent, besides staging, dining at top restaurants as well as savoring street foods and eat at obscure hole-in-the-wall places. It is a discovery of how people eat and what chefs cook at every level. It's exploring and discovering ingredients and tasting unique and subtle nuances of flavor that inspires some of my dishes."
As a young chef, Jennie worked under some of the industry's top and toughest chefs that gave her both a solid cooking foundation and strict discipline.
Her craft took her to kitchens around the world in different countries and continents, where she learned under the discriminating tutelage of chefs such as Marco Pierre White, Laurent Gras and Paul Kahan.
Jennie draws her inspiration from her surroundings and nature itself through an imaginative use of materials and ingredients. Yas Viceroy is proud to welcome to Abu Dhabi Jennie's vibrant and energetic approach to cooking.
Through her whimsical use of colourful floras and simplistic yet surprising organic flavours, she offers a fresh new approach to sustainability and richness in her cooking style.
Lorenzo has been part of three teams to be awarded one Michelin Star in 2008, 2009 and 2010. She was awarded Rising Chef of the Year in 2009 by Restaurant And Hospitality Magazine, and finished in the Food and Wine Magazine Top 10 for Best Desserts in 2010.
Heiner Werdeling, General Manager of Yas Viceroy commented on Lorenzo's appointment, "Yas Viceroy is extremely excited to bring such a well established international chef to Nautilus. Jennie is a fantastic addition to our new F&B executive team. Her experience with some of the world's leading chefs will serve her well as she will be personally responsible for the re-launch of Nautilus over the summer months."
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