Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, a contemporary urban resort getaway, announces the appointment of Ahmed Mustafa taha Mohamed as Executive Banquet Chef. Ahmed brings 25 years of culinary experience and a wealth of knowledge to his new role as a leader of the banquet kitchen team.
Ahmed arrives to St. Louis from Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, where over the past four years he was both Banquet Chef and Chef de Cuisine for two of the Hotel’s al fresco dining outlets. Prior to that he was executive sous banquet chef at The St. Regis Cairo and also held similar roles at a few Four Seasons properties including Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre, and a previous ten year stretch at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza in a variety of culinary positions. His extensive and varied background also includes stints in hotels, restaurants, and cruise lines throughout Egypt, as well as in Dubai, UAE; Oman; and Seychelles. He possesses exceptional culinary range, and in addition to a mastery of Middle Eastern and Gulf cuisines, his expertise includes running kitchens that specialize in international fare such as French, Brazilian, and Italian.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ahmed Mohamed as Executive Banquet Chef at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis,” says the Hotel’s General Manager, Alper Oztok. “We know that Ahmed’s fine restaurant and hotel banquet experience will add fresh creativity to both the menu and presentation. We look forward to all that Ahmed will bring in his new role as Executive Banquet Chef.”
In addition to infusing the team with renewed energy and direction, Chef has plans to incorporate the diverse influences of his background on the Hotel’s banqueting menus and plans to offer more extensive options from the Middle East and Gulf.
“I am so excited to be in St. Louis and to extend my Four Seasons family into the US. The team at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis is outstanding and I look forward to adding value and a new perspective to the culinary operations,” says Ahmed Mohammed.
Born in Lebanon, Ahmed is Egyptian and resided in Egypt until his recent move to the US. He adores his three children – a daughter and two sons – along with his wife Samah. In his spare time, he enjoys following football, reading, cooking, and photography. Of course, now he is avidly exploring St. Louis, taking in its history and tasting through its vibrant food scene.