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Alila Jabal Akhdar Welcomes Award Winning Executive Chef Alex Ensor

18 October 2016

Alila Jabal Akhdar is thrilled to welcome the arrival of star-studded Chef, Alex Ensor, who will be bringing his culinary skills to the kitchen in Juniper restaurant as their new Executive Chef.

With over 20 years experience in many reputable establishments across the southern hemisphere in Australia, New Zealand and Jakarta, Chef Alex has made a name for himself in the culinary world with his success and winning an extensive list of awards.

Coming into Alila Jabal Akhdar right after his 2-year tenure at Alila Jakarta, Chef Alex started out his career back in 1997 in New Zealand, his home country, working at the Huka Lodge in Taupo and has since travelled and worked through Australia and Jakarta. He continued to build his career at award-winning restaurants such as Sydney’s Level 41 (winner of 21 Best Restaurant Awards), Guillaume @ Bennelong (winner of three hats SMH 3 stars in Gourmet Traveler), Jakarta’s SHY fine-dining restaurant, Buddha Bar and wowed the well-heeled at Alila Jakarta.

Having worked alongside master chefs, Guillaume Brahimi and Dietmar Sawyere, Chef Alex took his heightened skills and went on to receive his first Hat Award and feature in Australian Gourmet Pages. Chef Alex has over the years maintained his image in the public eye by doing various guest chef dinners around the world and receiving coverage in food magazines and press reviews as well as some TV shows!

“I am thoroughly excited to be starting at Alila Jabal Akhdar Oman. It’s an amazing opportunity to be working on top of the world! I look forward to creating new menus with the fresh, local mountain produce, to further elevate the culinary experience which Alila Jabal Akhdar has become famous for” commented Chef Alex Ensor. “I am proud to be on the Alila team and I am eager to showcase the artisanship which brand Alila is known for in Oman and the rest of the world."

For reservations, email: jabalakhdar[at] OR call: +968 2534 4200 / +968 99104204

About Alila Jabal Akhdar

Jabal Akhdar, meaning “The Green Mountain” in Arabic, is part of the Al Hajar mountain range, one of Oman’s most spectacular regions. Perched here 2,000metres above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar overlooks a dramatic gorge, surrounded by awe-inspiring views of the Al Hajar Mountains. This Oman resort is the perfect base for exploring the region’s magnificent landscape of rugged, untouched beauty while experiencing the height of sumptuous comfort. Favoured amongst hotels in Nizwa, the resort is a haven for adventure travellers, nature lovers and those seeking a retreat from the desert heat.


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