Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman appoints executive sous chef
Six Senses Zighy Bay has welcomed executive sous chef Patricia Yeo, who brings to the resort a wealth of knowledge and experience in gourmet food offerings. Following almost two decades of studying and working in the culinary sector in the US, Patricia opened her own restaurant, earning three stars from the New York Times.
In 2010, she accepted the role of culinary director for restaurants in Miami and Las Vegas plus the role of culinary operations director for the Samuelsson Group in New York. She was a key member in menu development and consultation for Monkey Bar in New York plus restaurants in Boston and Bal Harbour, Florida.
Known for blending exotic Asian, Mediterranean and South Western ingredients, Patricia has been featured in countless magazines, named a rising culinary star and made appearances on numerous TV shows in the US, including the very popular MasterChef series. Patricia has also authored two cookbooks and a range of magazine articles.
Executive sous chef Patricia said, “Six Senses Zighy Bay is a truly exciting property for me personally. It is my first experience living in the Middle East and my first foray into the world of resorts and hotels.
“I am so fortunate to be working with great talent and am looking forward to learning and absorbing their wealth of information, while at the same time sharing many of my experiences. It is a great synergy.” Patricia has much to look forward to in the coming months, from developing new menu offerings at the resort’s fine dining restaurant Sense on the Edge to the launch of a new concept by the Salt Water Pool.
She relishes having the room to explore new combinations of flavours, ingredients and cooking styles, while incorporating it into her already broad experience. She sees as invigorating the fun of being able to juxtapose the rustic and remote environment with an urbane and cosmopolitan avant-guard style of cuisine. Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the sultanate. The setting of 82 village-inspired pool villas is a spectacular bay, guarded by the dramatic Hajar Mountains and private sandy beach.
Guests have a diverse selection of memorable dining experiences from Sense on the Edge, a contemporary fine dining with spectacular views to regional specialties at the Shua Shack and Spice Market, a Wine Cellar, a Wine Tower or Dining Beyond the Bay at one of the private sandbanks. For a change of pace, in-villa dining is an intimate and very enjoyable experience, which guest experience makers (GEMs) will be pleased to arrange.