(06 Jun 2021)
The Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay has appointed
Leonardo Di Clemente as Executive Chef.
Born in Bisceglie on the southeast coast of Italy,
Leonardo is a graduate of Addetto Al Servizi Alberghieri Di
He has been with Four Seasons for two decades,
working his way up through the ranks to become one of the most
highly respected chefs of his generation.
His time with the luxury hotel company has seen
him work at the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest,
Hungary; Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so, Japan (formerly a
Four Seasons hotel); Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf,
United Kingdom (formerly a Four Seasons hotel); Hotel Suvretta
House St Moritz, Switzerland; I Luoghi di Pitti Relais Altamura,
Italy; and most recently, the Four Seasons Hotel Prague in the
Leonardo has also spent time teaching at Boscolo Etoile Academy, one of the most prestigious catering
institutes in Italy.
At Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, he will oversee
three of the hotel’s dining outlets (Bay View, Bahrain Bay
Kitchen, Beach Deck), in-room dining, and catering.
“While I started my journey rooted in Italy’s rich
culinary heritage and Mediterranean cuisine, travelling has
influenced my culinary knowledge in substantial ways, allowing me
to experience new flavours, cooking techniques and cultures from
Asia, Europe and beyond,” said Leonardo. “What excites me about
starting my journey in the Kingdom of Bahrain is the opportunity
to embrace the culinary history of the region, particularly with
its unique flavour combinations and ingredients including Arabic
When not in the kitchen, Leonardo enjoys
spending time with his wife and two children, and can often be
found scouring the local markets in search of fresh seasonal
ingredients to inspire his next dish.
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