Leonardo Concezzi has joined the Four Seasons
Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre as Director of Food and Beverage.
Born in Italy, Leonardo’s international journey began
at the age of 19 when he left his home country for a job as a chef
in Miami, USA.
Leonardo’s natural talent and dedication
to his craft soon opened doors to many new opportunities,
which led to him entering the luxury hotel industry in the year
Since then, he has further honed his knowledge
and skills at renowned 5-star properties in Australia, the
Bahamas, Italy, Morocco, Syria, Thailand, Turkey and the UAE.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome a
craftsman of Leonardo’s calibre to Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at
Kingdom Centre. His extensive international experience and deep
knowledge of fine dining will play a key role in further elevating
the guest experience in our acclaimed restaurants,” said Guenter
Gebhard, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom
Centre. “Leonardo’s culinary expertise and passion for food make
him an outstanding addition to our team, and I am confident that
his appointment will enable us to take the Hotel’s food and
beverage offerings to new heights.”
Initiating fresh concepts and launching new
restaurants has been a common theme throughout Leonardo’s career,
and his talents have been recognised through several awards,
including a prestigious Michelin star during his tenure at Torre
Dei Galluzzi restaurant in Bologna, Italy.
While working as an
executive chef in Sardinia in 2009, he was nominated by celebrity
chef Gordon Ramsey to open Gordon Ramsey at Forte Village.
He has also been invited to create special menus for many
renowned eateries around the world as a guest chef.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the
team at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre, a beautiful
property with a reputation for culinary excellence. I’m looking
forward working with the team to bring some fresh ideas to menus,
while maintaining the rich traditions that have established the
hotel as one of Riyadh’s most sought-after dining destinations,”
said Leonardo Concezzi.
Leonardo studied at the prestigious Instituto
Alberghiero di Spoleto in Perugia, Italy, where he obtained a
hotel management degree in the field of culinary arts and related
During his free time, Leonardo enjoys long-distance running,
kite surfing, and reading.