Dominic Robinson. Executive chef. 4-front facilities management.
Dominic was born and raised in Derbyshire UK into a family of passionate home cooks and bakers. He was fascinated by food and the process of cooking from an early age but it was only from a chance meeting with a high school careers adviser that he discovered he could make a career from it. This led to a 3 year catering and hospitality course at High Peak college in Buxton, one of the leading colleges for catering at the time.
It was while in his 3rd year of education that he embarked upon his first employment in a professional kitchen at the 1 Michelin star Fischer’s Baslow hall in the idyllic Peak district of Derbyshire. Dominic remained at Fischer’s for almost 3 years progressing from part time Commis Chef to a Chef de Partie. It was during this first step into employment that Dominic developed the work ethics and morals that he still holds today, citing Max Fischer, the chef/patron as one of his great mentors.
Feeling the need for some time out of the hectic and demanding world of fine dining restaurants, Dominic travelled to Australia where he lived for a year and a half, taking in the experiences of a new country and enjoying life by the beach. He now views this break as vital in giving him a perspective of the different things life has to offer and which ones would drive him.
On his return to the UK Dominic once again sought out a position in London, taking a role at Adam Byatt’s award winning Thyme restaurant in Clapham common. Dom remained with Adam for 3 years, opening 2 more restaurants with him and rising to the rank of Senior Sous Chef.
Another summer as a private chef in France followed before the move to Dubai in the autumn of 2012 to head up the kitchen of supperclub Dubai. This project proved to be Ill fated but it gave him a firm base in Dubai & initiated the meeting between him and the owners of 4-front. He began his employment with 4-front in June of 2014, firstly with the opening of the critically acclaimed British restaurant the Scene in Dubai marina. 2016 brings a new opening with 4-front. R Trader in Al Fattan currency house DIFC. This will be a deformalised fine dining restaurant serving globally influenced modern British cuisine.Dominic is a passionate, dedicated and driven chef and regards cooking, along with his wife and two young daughters as the most important things in his life.