Nicola Rossi Joins Four Seasons Hotel Baku as Executive Chef

March 15, 2024,
Baku, Azerbaijan

Four Seasons Hotel Baku welcomes new Executive Chef Nicola Rossi, who brings 20 years of culinary experience gained from his extensive international career, including nine years at Four Seasons hotels and resorts. Prior to joining Four Seasons Hotel Baku, Nicola has worked at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre, followed by Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre and the latest appointment was at Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech as Executive Chef. Throughout his exciting career journey, Chef Rossi was exposed to a variety of foods and exotic ingredients that would fuel his life-long passion for cooking and help him to deliver new meaning through his dishes.

Born and raised in Cremona, Italy, his passion for cooking was ignited in his childhood when he started visiting food markets with the family. Magnified by the flavours of Italian cuisine, Chef Rossi graduated from the Istituto Tecnico Luigi Nervi and started to look for international exposure as he wanted to craft extraordinary experiences for the people all around the world. “I wanted to learn from the best in the industry,” says Nicola about his genuine passion about joining the Four Seasons brand back in 2015.

“I'm sincerely happy to embark on this new chapter in my culinary career in Azerbaijan," says Nicola with excitement. “The moment I landed in Baku I started to feel myself at home as the city has a truly unique charm with beautiful sea boulevard in the heart of the city and UNESCO Heritage site adjoining Four Seasons Hotel. My main goal will be to bridge together Italian and Azerbaijani cuisines and add my renowned Mediterranean flair to bring a truly extraordinary experience to our guests.”

Chef Nicola Rossi will be working hand on hand with Executive Sous Chef Suraj Karmakar and rest of the culinary team to continue welcoming Hotel guests and Bakuvians and deliver the sense of Italy in the Land of Fire, Baku, Azerbaijan.  

Along with Chef Rossi, Four Seasons Hotel Baku looks forward to welcoming guests for an extraordinary dining experience. For bookings contact the Hotel via +994 12 404 2424 or email