Let us introduce you to Chef Andrea Poggi, the inspiration behind the scrumptious meals served at Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant.

Originally from the Italian part of Switzerland, Andrea discovered his passion for cooking at the age of 13, after attending a cooking lesson at school. From that moment, he knew ‘that was it’! At the age of 15, he started a culinary apprenticeship in Switzerland, obtained his diploma 3 years later and began his career working in Switzerland.

A few years later, Andrea decided to start exploring the wide world while pursuing his career in the challenging culinary industry. He first moved to Sardinia, Italy to work in the luxurious Hotel Cala di Volpe in Costa Smeralda, a well-known holiday destination for billionaire jet-setters. He then flew overseas to South America to work on board a cruise ship – a tough but educational experience, working 13 hours per day, 7 days a week. He then moved back to Europe and worked in Venice, Italy for 2 consecutive summer seasons, then in London, UK for 2 years before going back home, to Switzerland.

In 2014, Andrea felt the need to quench his wanderlust and flew to Kenya, where he finally settled. Since 2015 he has been working at Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant, and what he loves above all here, is to be able to work with fresh produce from the Nomad farm. He also enjoys working with Chefs from around the world and being in contact with different cultures, further developing his open-mindedness!

Do not hesitate to ask to meet Chef Andrea, he is very happy to receive feedback – both good and less good – in order to improve his dishes! So it is no surprise if one of the great experience of your stay at Sands at Nomad will be the food, as Chef Andrea makes Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant a haven for food lovers!