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Four Seasons Resort and Residences at The Pearl-Qatar

  • Porto Arabia Drive 127, PO Box 16277, The Pearl-Qatar, Doha, Qatar

Luigi Ferraro

Executive Chef


Four Seasons Tenure

  • Since 2020
  • First Four Seasons Assignment: Executive Sous Chef – Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Employment History

  • Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence; Four Seasons Hotel Doha; Intercontinental Muscat; Intercontinental Regency Hotel Bahrain; Shangri-La Bangkok; Shangri-La Mauritius; Shangri-La Muscat; Shangri-La New Delhi; The Calvados Moscow

Awards and Accolades

  • Gold medal – International Kremlin Culinaru Cup – Moscow 2013
  • The Ghotha of Taste – Monte Carlo 2014
  • Italian Professionalism Award in the world – Monte Carlo 2014
  • Calabria Award in the World - Rome 2015
  • Disciples Escoffier International – Rome 2015
  • Stars of the South Award – Cosenza 2015
  • Appointed Ambassador of good Calabria at the table - Expo Milano 2015
  • Italian Hospitality best Italian restaurants in India – Mumbai 2016
  • Top Chef Awards India – New Delhi 2016
  • Rotary International Award - The City of the Sun 2017
  • FACT Bahrain Awards 2019 – Best International ADD Restaurant


  • Calabria, Italy

Languages Spoken

  • Italian, English

Chef Luigi Ferraro’s passion for gastronomy is immaculate and boundless. Originally from Calabria in southern Italy, Luigi graduated in culinary and hotel management in 2001, but his journey in the kitchen began in 1995. It’s been a voyage of almost 30 years of expertise in the field, which started at renowned Michelin star restaurants and luxury properties across Italy. A few years later, Chef Luigi’s desire to expand his culinary knowledge motivated him to pursue an international career. His first overseas experience was in Sharm El Sheikh in 2003, which served as the beginning of a long intercontinental journey that took him to places like London, Berlin, Bangkok, and Cayman Islands.

In 2010 Luigi received his first assignment as chef de cuisine at The Calvados restaurant in Moscow, a fine dining venue showcasing French and Italian cuisine. A year after, he was promoted to executive restaurant chef and was given the responsibility of running the San Marco Italian restaurant.  Luigi stayed in Russia for five years and then moved to India at Shangri-La in New Delhi, where he was part of the pre-opening team and opened two outlets, Sorrento Restaurant and Grappa Bar, and he was also involved in the new opening of the Caprese restaurant in the Shangri-La Bangalore. After successfully completing his tenure in India, Ferraro moved to the Shangri-La Muscat as executive sous chef. Soon after, he decided to gain a new experience with IHG Group and relocated to Bahrain as acting executive chef at the Intercontinental Regency Hotel.

In January 2020, Chef Luigi realized his dream of joining the Four Seasons family, with his first assignment at Four Seasons Hotel Doha. Two years after he moved to Egypt as Acting Executive Chef at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence. Now, he’s back in Qatar Executive Chef, managing a passionate and talented team who are working towards creating an exceptional dinning destination.

Luigi appreciates the right value of modern techniques and considers quality his main key. He believes that the understanding and execution of different cooking procedures are crucial, and each detail, from decoration to flavours, needs to embody aesthetic and precision. For him the kitchen is an “ideal cultural space” where he can design and experiment, and his imagination is free to fly; as he says, “Everything is renewable and can be shaped.” His cuisine is a fusion of his traditional roots and the exotic flavours from the lands where he has been living and working.

Luigi has been a co-author on six editorial projects and is the author of a book totally dedicated to his home region of Calabria, shown at Expo Milan 2015.