KORA by Tom Kitchin appoints new Restaurant Manager


KORA by Tom Kitchin has announced the appointment of David Messaoud as new Restaurant Manager.  David will take the helm of the restaurant as it celebrates its one-year anniversary and will lead the front of house and bar team at the 65-cover Bruntsfield restaurant and bar. KORA employs a team of 30 across front of house and the kitchen, and since opening in July 2022, has seen staff retention of over 90%.

David joins the KORA team from sister restaurant, Michelin-starred The Kitchin in Leith. Born in Edinburgh and raised in France, most recently he worked with Edinburgh hospitality collection The Bon Vivant across a number of the group’s city centre venues, including The Devil’s Advocate and The Bon Vivant, and where he worked his way up to a management role, supporting with training and mentoring the team.

Commenting on David’s new role within Kitchin Group, Chef Tom Kitchin said, “David was a valuable member of The Kitchin team, where he really immersed himself in understanding our world and his genuine passion for this industry really shone through.

“David brings a great talent for meeting guests, building relationships with local and loyal diners and delivering the most exceptional level of guest service.  His interest and knowledge in great food, wine and whisky, matched with his welcoming and friendly nature have ensured he has quickly become an integral and valued member of the KORA team, allowing us to enter this exciting next chapter for the restaurant.”


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