Raffles Dubai has brought Wolfgang Wagenleiter on board as executive pastry chef, overseeing the dessert and bakery operation at the luxury hotel.
A pastry expert with over 25 years of culinary experience, Wagenleiter will be responsible for creative menu development and execution of pastry across the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, banqueting and in-room dining.
Commenting on the appointment, Doxis Bekris, director of food & beverage and culinary operations at Raffles Dubai, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Chef Wolfgang to Raffles Dubai and we are confident that his drive for results, dynamic personality, technical skills and innovative ideas will advance our strategy and vision for culinary excellence.”
Wagenleiter joins Raffles Dubai from The Meydan Hotel, where he was executive pastry chef from 2015.
Prior to this, he held roles at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai; Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village & Spa, Qatar and The Romanos & Westin Costa Navarino, Greece.
He studied at the School of Pastry in Vienna and holds a Master Certificate for Food Service Management from Cornell University, New York.
An Austrian national, Wagenleiter is fluent in German, English and Russian.