Brisbane’s new Royal International Convention Centre (RICC) has appointed Sean Cummings as its Executive Chef.
The annual Royal Queensland Show is renowned for showcasing fresh food and produce and now with the opening of RICC at Brisbane’s RNA Showgrounds, this show tradition is set to continue all year round.
Most recently Sean has held the positions of Executive Chef at the Park Hyatt Melbourne and Hyatt Regency Auckland, New Zealand.
He has developed his skills extensively over the years both nationally and internationally including The United Kingdom, India and the Pacific region.
As Sous Chef to Harvey Nichols at the Oxo Tower Restaurant in London, Sean experienced first-hand the pace and excitement of working with large teams of chefs on the cutting edge of cuisine.
After London he returned to the Hyatt Regency Coolum as Chef de Cuisine of Fish Tales, the resort’s signature seafood restaurant; before jetting off again to India to join the pre-opening team at Hyatt Regency Mumbai as Chef de Cuisine for Stax.
Sean said he was thrilled to be back in Queensland and excited about the tremendous opportunities and challenges that will go hand in hand with meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations.
“I was born in North Queensland and I have a deep affinity for my home state and the amazing produce that is available on our door step, so I’m looking forward to developing menus to really show us off,” said Sean.
RICC opened for its very first event – Soundwave music festival – in late February and has not stopped since.