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Chef Mauro Gomez brings a wealth of global expertise in culinary excellence to the heart of  Downtown Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre welcomes Chef Mauro Gomez as new Head Executive Chef where he will brings his love for exotic and aromatic flavors to guests dining experiences at the luxury hotel in the heart of the city. 

Chef Gomez has joined the skillful team of master chefs at the hotel who provide a feast for the senses across the five distinctive restaurants and dining experiences that feature fresh, innovative cuisine. Chef Gomez will be responsible for overseeing and guiding the culinary vision of the luxury hotel, bringing his wealth of award winning expertise. 

During his time in Doha, Chef Gomez received several awards while sharing his passion and expertise with the property, including Restaurant of the Year by BBC Good Food ME, for Market by Jean-Georges, Time Out Doha for the Restaurant of the Year for Market by Jean Georges.

Following his tenure with W Hotels, Chef Gomez developed a relationship with celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval and joined him as his Corporate Chef, later moving to a VP-Global Operations position, overseeing more than 50 of Sandoval’s restaurants located worldwide, from Tokyo to Los Cabos and Belgrade to Abu Dhabi.

As a native of Argentina, Chef Gomez began his training at the tender age of 12, working in his family’s restaurant, trained by his grandmother in traditional Spanish and Argentinean classics. Moving to the United States, Chef Gomez started his career in Miami, working as the Chef de Cuisine of Campo Argentino.  Following this, he had the great opportunity to join an award-winning five star Forbes Restaurant at the Biltmore Hotel under the leadership of Phillipe Ruiz; where he learned everything about nouvelle and traditional French cuisine which has defined his professional standards for the industry.

Chef Gomez also spent time as an Executive Chef of the luxurious W Maldives, following a move to central Vietnam to open two hotels as an Area Executive Chef for the luxury group Banyan Tree. It was during the time he spent working and traveling in Asia and the Middle-East where Chef Gomez started to create unique dishes and learned new culinary techniques.

Tareq Derbas, General Manager for The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Chef Gomez to The Ritz-Carlton DIFC team.  He carries extensive knowledge and passion that can transcend our guests through an unforgettable culinary experience. We are very honored that he can join us in Dubai to share his culinary heritage and expertise with our valued guests.”

For more information or reservations please call +971 4 372 2628 or email

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