Georges Mansour appointed executive chef of InterContinental Jordan 

Georges Mansour appointed executive chef of InterContinental Jordan 

InterContinental Jordan has appointed Georges Mansour as its new executive chef to oversee the hotel’s culinary activities. He brings with him over two decades of experience working in upscale hotels and fine-dining establishments.

Mansour has always been part of the IHG family and has worked for the Le Vendome InterContinental Beirut as an executive chef. For the past five years, he held the position of culinary director at the Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort.

Mansour’s journey into the world of cuisine started at InterContinental Geneva. He later trained at the InterContinental Hotels of London, New York, Las Vegas, Spain and Belgium.

Commenting on the new appointment Jan Kaiser, GM of InterContinental Jordan, said: “We are pleased to welcome Georges as a valued addition to our powerhouse team of talented chefs at Le Grand Dame Hotel. Georges, with his fresh outlook and innovative nature in the culinary arts, will bring new ideas, perspectives and techniques to the thriving team.”

Mansour added: “I am thrilled to be joining InterContinental Jordan’s skilled culinary team and hope to utilize my wealth of knowledge and experience to bring something new to the team. I am looking forward to working across the array of award-winning dining venues throughout the hotel and learning from the hotel’s passionate team of chefs.”

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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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