Tabrez Heads Cork Kitchen

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork has appointed Tabrez Shaikh as Head Chef. Originally from India, Tabrez has over 21 years of international experience in the hospitality industry, having started his career in the JW Marriot Hotel in Mumbai in 2002. Soon after, he moved to Northhampton to take on the role of Commis Chef at the Hilton Hotel before relocating to London to join the Radisson Blu Hotel London as Executive Sous Chef.

Adding to his international experience, Tarez joined the Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort team in Dubai in 2015, where he ran a busy operation managing 27 chefs and creating a range of seasonal menus and recipes until 2018.

During his career, Tabrez has participated and won medals in culinary competitions in Abu Dhabi, Fujairah and Dubai, including training young teams of chefs for culinary competitions throughout UAE, organising and conducting East Coast Culinary Competitions with the Emirate Saloon Culinary Guild.

Tabrez moved to Ireland, where he joined the four star Breaffy House Resort in Castlebar before taking on the role of Head Chef at Seafield Hotel and Spa in Wexford, then Head Chef in the Montenotte Hotel, Cork, before joining the team at Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork in April 2022.