Atlas Restaurant Group announced the hiring of award-winning chef, Timur Fazilov, as their new Concept Chef of Asian Cuisine. Chef Fazilov will oversee several Atlas Restaurant Group concepts including Azumi, located in the Four Seasons Baltimore, the forthcoming Azumi in Houston, TX and a new Chinese concept coming to the Village of Cross Keys development in Baltimore, MD slated for the winter of 2024.

Bringing over 18 years of global industry experience to the Baltimore-based restaurant group, Chef Fazilov’s career spans from prestigious MICHELIN-starred establishments in London to critically-acclaimed culinary destinations in the Middle East and the United States. He most recently served as Brand Executive Chef at Sa’Moto by Morimoto in Miami after serving over four years as Executive Chef at the world- renowned Morimoto restaurant in Doha, Qatar.

“Chef Fazilov’s unparalleled experience and industry-leading expertise in the art of modern Asian and fusion cuisine, paired with his drive to continue redefining the boundaries of gastronomic innovation, make him the perfect person for this role,” says Alexander Smith, President and CEO, Atlas Restaurant Group. “We are incredibly excited to see what Chef Fazilov and our dynamic, talented culinary team will accomplish together with him at the helm.”

“I have had the privilege of working with a countless number of talented chefs and industry professionals and with each new venture, I’ve intentionally sought out opportunities that would challenge me to evolve,” says Chef Fazilov. “I am thrilled to start my next chapter with Atlas and to be a part of a culture where creativity is celebrated and chefs are encouraged to continue pushing the envelope to deliver the unexpected. When a commitment to quality and innovation are at the forefront of what you do, the sky’s the limit.”

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