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Cork's Metropole Hotel Appoints New Head Chef

By Dave Simpson

Vasil Baci has been appointed as the new head chef of The Metropole Hotel in Cork.

Baci's Background

Baci's family originated in Greece, and he lived in both Italy and Albania before moving to Cork in 2005, where he became an executive chef in various restaurants in Cork city after studying culinary arts at Munster Technological university.

Statement By Metropole Hotel General Manager

General manager of The Metropole Hotel Roger Russell stated, "Vasil is a wonderful addition to our team. He brings with him a wealth of experience and was even involved in redesigning hotel restaurants in recent years. Food is something we take very seriously at The Metropole Hotel whether it's breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, or a large private function. We are delighted to welcome Vasil and are looking forward to the exciting changes that his appointment will bring over the coming weeks and months."

Statement By Baci

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Baci stated, "I am delighted to have accepted the position of Head Chef at The Metropole Hotel. Having such a strong and positive team around me is fantastic, it creates a great atmosphere in the kitchen. Cork is my home, and I am passionate about utilising local ingredients as much as possible. Visits to the English Market and the purchase of the freshest food in season provide great inspiration for my cooking. Furthermore, I am looking forward to using the gorgeous herbs and strawberries that have been grown by volunteers from Trigon Hotels and Cope Foundation at the new sensory garden in Montenotte."

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