Rich experiences start with a team that puts their heart and soul into everything they do

Jeremy Cheminade – Head Chef

Hailing from Lyon, Jeremy’s journey to Jiwan also began at a young age when he began helping out at the restaurant where his father worked and was soon enamoured with the creative role of the chef. Gaining his cooking diploma, Jeremy set his ambitions high, working with 3-Michelin star chef Gerald Passedat at Hôtel Restaurant Le Petit Nice in Marseille.

Jeremy’s career path continued via Courchevel, Paris, and Monaco – working at Le Louis XV by Alain Ducasse, where he refined his flair for flavours of the French Rivieria. Before joining the Jiwan team, Jeremy continued his training alongside Pierre Gagnaire, took part in renowned culinary competitions where he gained recognition and awards, and worked at the legendary L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges. Jiwan is Jeremy’s first international role. He is excited by the challenge of creating dishes that are loved by locals and treasured by visitors to Qatar.

Mathieu Courtin – Restaurant Manager

You can feel Mathieu’s passion for hospitality as soon as you step inside Jiwan. He takes great pride in surprising you, delighting you, and making you feel at home. 

His energy and enthusiasm for food provenance and evolvement have taken him across the globe. Born in Lorient, which lies on the Brittany coast in France, Mathieu has worked in France, the UK, the Bahamas, the US, and Qatar. He is a knowledgeable sommelier and restaurant manager working alongside talented chefs and at Michelin-starred restaurants. Mathieu’s worldwide perspective and passion for local ingredients shine through – adding a unique ingredient to the Jiwan dining experience. 

Interested in joining the team?


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