Industry Update
Appointment 3 December 2018

Damian Kasperczyk

Appointed Executive Chef
At Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Damian Kasperczyk

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi has appointed Damian Kasperczyk as the new executive chef. Kasperczyk previously worked with Rotana Hotels and brings nearly 23 years of experience to his new role.

He first got a start in his career in Germany 23 years ago but went on to work in the culinary industry in England and Ireland before moving to New Zealand where he worked as the chef de cuisine at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor.

After stints in Spain and Ireland, he moved to the UAE in 2012 to join The Emirates Palace at Abu Dhabi. In his recent job, he worked as the head chef at Yas Island Rotana Hotels.

Southern Sun Hotels

Southern Sun is a leading southern African hotel group ranked in size in the top 50 worldwide and a respected player in both the local and international hospitality industry. Our collection of 80 hotels and over 13 125 rooms combines local favourites with some of the world's most respected hotel brands: InterContinental Southern Sun Hotels; Southern Sun Collection; Crowne Plaza; Southern Sun Hotels and Resorts; Southern Sun Timeshare Resorts; Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Garden Court and Express By Holiday Inn; Formula 1 and Formula Inn.
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Shannon Stickells - Food & Beverage Director

19 October 2018 — Southern Sun Abu Dhabi has appointed Shannon Stickells as the new food and beverage director. Stickells brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role. As the F&B director, Stickells will oversee the hotel's six F&B outlets including The Foundry steakhouse and Blu Sky Lounge & Grill as well as the banquet and conference facilities.
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