Middle Eastern guests staying at Corinthia Hotel London will be able to order native culinary treats from newly-appointed speciality chef Khouyi Noureddine (pictured above).
Classic Arabian dishes, infused with authentic spices and fresh local ingredients, are the hallmark of this veteran Head Chef, trained in Morocco.
Khouyi’s culinary journey began in Rabat in the Eighties and Nineties, with spells in the Hotel Rabat Hilton, Hyatt Regency Rabat and Sofitel/Ibis Rabat Morocco.
By the millennium he was based in London, cooking up a storm at five new restaurants serving Moroccan, Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine, including Head Chef at Cave des Rois in Piccadilly, Mayfair restaurant Mamounia, Soho’s Zaytuna and as Executive Head Chef at the expansive Mitchells & Butlers food group, whose brands include All Bar One and Browns. Here, Khouyi’s responsibilities included delivering Moroccan and Lebanese food to Harrods Food Hall.
In his time he has provided created Moroccan wedding buffet and Middle Eastern menus at Arsenal Football Stadium as well as an official dinner for Moroccan Embassy guests at The Berkeley Hotel.
“We are delighted that Khouyi has joined our team at Corinthia Hotel London,” says the hotel’s Managing Director Thomas Kochs. “His undoubted experience and flair will add a new dimension to the range of cuisines we are able to offer our guests.”
“I’ve found the perfect home at Corinthia,” says Khouyi. “I can put all my experience to good use, from breakfasts and buffets to banquets, canapes de prestige and room service menus,” he says.
The Middle East is one of the hotel’s larger markets, particularly during the summer months when the European climate is far more comfortable than the sizzling temperatures reached across the Gulf.