Chef Giacomo Bortolussi’s Promotion Marks a New Era of Culinary Leadership at UNOX MENA
Dubai, UAE: UNOX, the leading combi-oven provider offering innovative cooking solutions, is delighted to announce the promotion of Chef Giacomo Bortolussi to the position of Corporate Chef Team Leader for the MENA and India regions. UNOX MENA is also pleased to welcome two new additions to its team – Vivek Mishra has been appointed as Key Account Manager for UNOX MENA, and Gaurav Sharma has joined UNOX MENA as the Active Marketing Chef.
Chef Giacomo has been an invaluable member of the UNOX team since 2016 when he joined as a Corporate Chef in Italy. Born and raised in Italy, Chef Giacomo developed a deep passion for cooking at an early age, surrounded by the rich culinary traditions of his family.
In 2010, Chef Giacomo joined the renowned Jamie’s Italian group, where he quickly rose through the ranks and became responsible for training staff, menu development, and supporting the opening of multiple venues in Australia and overseas. His expertise and leadership qualities were recognized when he joined UNOX as a Corporate Chef in Italy before relocating to Dubai in 2021.
Since joining the UNOX MENA team, Chef Giacomo has demonstrated exceptional dedication and knowledge, traveling worldwide to showcase the diverse range of UNOX’s products and technologies. His latest involvement with the groundbreaking SPEED-X product demonstrates his commitment to pushing the culinary scene to new heights by combining innovation and speed.
Commenting on Chef Giacomo’s promotion, Matt Roberts, Managing Director of UNOX MENA & India, said, “We are thrilled to have Chef Giacomo Bortolussi leading our Corporate Chef Team in the MENA & India region. His extensive experience, expertise, and passion for the culinary arts make him the perfect fit for this role. We are confident that under Chef Giacomo’s leadership, our team will continue to deliver exceptional service and support to our valued customers.”
Key Account Manager Vivek Mishra is responsible for developing key accounts and embracing the current portfolio. With over eight years of experience at Rational in India, Vivek brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in building strong customer relationships and promoting innovative solutions. He started his career as a bartender at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, then went on to run over 400 shows with Rational, slowly becoming something of a mini-chef. He succeeded in turning his weakness into his greatest strength, which he translates seamlessly into his role at UNOX over eight years of experience at Rational in India, Vivek brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in building strong customer relationships and promoting innovative solutions. He started his career as a bartender at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, then went on to run over 400 shows with Rational, slowly becoming something of a mini-chef. He succeeded in turning his weakness into his greatest strength, which he translates seamlessly into his role at UNOX. According to him, “There is a lot of strife in the kitchen, but if you give your team the right weapons, they can win the battle.”
As the new Active Marketing Chef, Gaurav Sharma has a diverse culinary background, having worked in 5-star hotels and cruise ships and as a brand chef for a company specializing in customized food products. With his extensive experience and deep understanding of both the culinary and marketing aspects, Gaurav is well-equipped to showcase UNOX’s technologies and solutions to customers.
Matt Roberts shared his comments about the new hires, stating, “We are thrilled to have Vivek Mishra and Gaurav Sharma join our team at UNOX MENA. Their expertise and passion for the industry will play a crucial role in driving our business forward and further strengthening our relationships with key accounts. We look forward to their contributions and achievements.”
UNOX MENA continues to revolutionize the culinary industry with its state-of-the-art kitchen equipment and commitment to innovation. The brand is prepared for the launch of the Dubai Experience Center in September 2023, helmed by Managing Director Matt Roberts, Regional Sales Manager James Russell, and Corporate Chef Team Leader Giacomo Bortolussi.