Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc is a dynamic, global hotel company, which owns, asset manages and/or operates over 100 hotels worldwide.
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United Arab Emirates
Chef Matthew Fryar takes the helm as Executive Chef at the Millennium Resort Musannah, bringing a wealth of culinary arts experience to the job with a collective 18 years of experience from around the world. Former Executive Chef Reiner departs the Millennium Resort Mussanah to join Grand Millennium Muscat.
Although Chef Fryar started his culinary journey in a multi award winning Swiss restaurant in Adelaide it was in Melbourne that he was given the opportunity to take his classical European training and blend it with Australia’s multi-cultural cuisines from Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Turkey and the Middle East. On returning to Adelaide he was credited for mentoring the team at Regatta Bistro to win ‘Modern Australian Cuisine’ for South Australia at the Restaurant and Catering Awards in the year 2007. Chef Fryar has broadened his horizons, working and living outside of Australia mainly in the Gulf region; including Qatar National Convention Centre, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, InterContinental Hotels Group in Abu Dhabi and at the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai.
"We are constantly looking for opportunities to bring our guests the best in the industry and we are confident Chef Fryar will lead our very talented kitchen staff to even greater heights," said Maurice de Rooij, General Manager of the Millennium Resort Mussanah. "He has tremendous experience, an impressive resume and possesses excellent leadership and management skills and we look forward to greater innovation and luxury in menus.”
Chef Matthew Fryar said, "The opportunity to continue my career in a beautiful country such as Oman is very special, I'm looking forward to making a difference and further enhancing Millennium Resort Mussanah’s reputation for culinary delights. For the past few years the resort has been sourcing fresh local produce from eight different farms in the Al Batinah region and I am thrilled to be working with good quality local ingredients. I especially look forward to leading the private a la carte dining in Al Bahar and the pool side Azure restaurant.”
Millennium Resort Mussanah, is a world class leisure destination that features five swimming pools including a ladies only private pool, an 18-hole mini-golf course, tennis courts, beach football and volleyball courts, and a secure play facility on site. The new Zayna Spa offers treatments from around the world in support of a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle, while the Health & Fitness Club offers the best in wellness facilities. The 54-berth private marina, managed by Oman Sail, provides sailing, snorkelling, dolphin watching, diving, PADI dive courses and yacht charter options as well as customised holiday packages and excursions.