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Four Seasons Hotel Amman

  • 5th Circle, Al-Kindi Street, Jabal Amman, Amman, Jordan
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Saa'd Alfawadleh

Executive Chef

"Cooking food is my passion and the love of my life."


Four Seasons Tenure

  • Since 2014
  • First Four Seasons Assignment: Sous Chef, Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Employment History

  • Four Seasons Resort Lanai; Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Hawaii; Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Atlanta; Crowne Plaza, Amman; Marriot Hotel, Knoxville; Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi; Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Birthplace

  • Amman, Jordan

Education

  • Al Farrok School, Associates Degree, Hospitality Management

Languages Spoken

  • English, Arabic

Saa'd Alfawadleh was born and raised in Amman, Jordan. He fell in love with cooking at the age of 8, inspired by his father who was a chef in the Jordanian Army. He looked up to his father so at a young age he knew exactly what he wanted to do in life. He kicked off his culinary career in Amman where his very first job was as an intern at a hotel. He says he had to start somewhere if he wanted to be an executive chef one day!

He then moved to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for four years to expand his experience in the hotel industry, until he settled in the United States, and built a beautiful family and they were blessed with two children.



Saa'd wasn't always in the hotel industry. When he first moved to the United States, he lived in New York to help his friend open a food truck but that just wasn't enough to satisfy Saa'd's need for a challenge. So he moved to Hawaii and joined Four Seasons Resort Lanai as a Sous Chef, and attended task force at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills and Four Seasons Hotel Hualalai during that same period. The rest is history - Saa'd had found his calling with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. 



With close to 20 years of culinary experience from an intern to Acting Executive Chef, Saa'd has managed to learn a lot about many cuisines including French, American, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian and Indian; and let's not forget the most important of all, authentic Jordanian cuisine.