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Nicholas De Visch has been named as the executive chef of InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa. He will oversee the culinary team across six different outlets, including NoHo Bar and Grill, a Manhattan-inspired restaurant, and Levant & Nar.
Adhering to the principle that simplicity is key, De Visch is influenced by chef Paul Bocusse’s quote “you can only do good with very good”.
De Visch, a Belgian chef with over 36 years of experience, began his culinary journey in 1990, honing his skills in Michelin-starred restaurants under the tutelage of renowned chefs.
In 1998, he assumed the position of premier sous chef at Radisson Airth Castle in Scotland, and in 1999 he moved to the Middle East as pre-opening chef de cuisine at Burj Al Arab, overseeing the launch of the fine dining Al Mahara restaurant.
De Visch moved to the Peninsula Hotel in the Philippines in 2001 as chef de cuisine of the Old Manila restaurant, before opening his own restaurant, La Brucelière, which served creative French cuisine in Issigeac, France, in 2003.
De Visch went on to work at the InterContinental Grand & COEX in Seoul, South Korea, InterContinental Doha the City, W hotel in Taipei, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort, and St. Regis Mauritius. In 2018, he returned to the Middle East as the head of operations at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, before moving back to the United Kingdom to work at The Grand York Hotel.