Francisco Sanabria started his career with an apprenticeship at the Michelin three-star Akelare in San Sebastian, following which he joined the Michelin three-star Sant Pau in Barcelona as Chef de cuisine. Chef Sanabria served as a chef consultant when Sant Pau opened a branch in Tokyo, with the restaurant achieving an impressive two Michelin stars shortly after opening. Francisco has been a part of the success of the Michelin two-star restaurant Moments, in the Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona as well as the Bar Canete, where he was in charge of this prestigious kitchen.
Fran brings 14 years of experience from some of Spain’s most renowned restaurants. He began his Abu Dhabi journey at the former Catalan and now heads AQUA. He prides himself in its artistic combination of traditional and contemporary to create a unique gourmet experience.
Chef Francisco brings an inherent passion and outstanding skill from his Michelin star cuisine, alongside his experience at some of the most prestigious restaurants in Spain. Francisco has proven to have flair, creativity and an intense pursuit of excellence, all of which have further built on the success of Rosewood Abu Dhabi and take the dining experiences to even greater heights”.