Towers Rotana appoints new executive chef

by Staff writer | 06 Feb 2018

Dubai property Towers Rotana has made two new appointments with Cihan Kucukcavdar joining as the new executive chef. Previously at Hilton Hotel & Resorts, Chef Cihan has been part of the industry for 12 years with his experience spanning across Turkey and Europe.   In his new role, Chef Cihan is set to bring in

Freedom Pizza hires director of operations

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Sep 2017

Dubai-founded Freedom Pizza has appointed Chris Daniels as its new director of operations. Daniels from the UK, has more than 20 years of experience in the F&B industry, most of which has been spent with Domino’s Pizza. Commenting on his appointment, Daniels said: “Freedom’s success and excellent standard of business in the UAE has caused

Media One Hotel makes two senior appointments

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2017

Media One Hotel in Dubai has made two senior appointments, with a new director of marketing and communications and a director of operations. Caroline Rowe has come on-board as director of marketing and communications, bringing more than 10 years’ global marketing strategy experience. Having started her career in Shanghai, Rowe worked for luxury destination, Three

Media One Hotel hires director of F&B

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Aug 2017

Media One has welcomed Simon Constant as director of food & beverage operations. Constant, who began his career in the UK and moved to Dubai in 2013, previously held roles including operations manager at Pacha Dubai and group operations manager at 1762. Commenting on his new position, Constant said: “As a Dubai resident, I’ve had

Chef Focus: Shanghai nights

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Aug 2017

Luo Bing, executive chef of Five Hospitality’s first F&B venture, Maiden Shanghai, explains how the contemporary concept stands apart with a menu representing four regions of China. Tell me about your career as a chef so far? I started out as Sichuan chef at the Sichuan Minshan Hotel and progressed quickly to head chef and

New F&B manager for Kempinski Hotel Ajman

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Aug 2017

The 182-key Kempinski Hotel Ajman has hired Melanie Munoz as food & beverage manager to oversee its 10 outlets. A French national with 14 years’ experience, Munoz has worked for five-star properties in France, Turkey, the Caribbean, New Zealand, French Polynesia and Thailand. In her new role, she leads a team of 75 staff and

Dubai Marriott Harbour makes four F&B appointments

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Aug 2017

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites has appointed four new members of its food, beverage and entertainment team to enhance the operations of its outlets, including the Observatory, The Croft and Counter Culture Café. Sebastian Nohse, director of culinary at sister property JW Marriott Marquis Dubai will take the lead of the strategic direction of

Development chef joins Jones the Grocer

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Jul 2017

Peter Green has been appointed as development chef of Jones the Grocer as the Australian brand prepares to open its 23rd location. In his new role, Green will further develop the brand’s food offering, ensuring the menu is scalable across global regions. Jones the Grocer CEO, Yunib Siddiqui commented: “We have been lucky to remain

Two new chefs for Dubai’s Amwaj Rotana

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Jul 2017

Two speciality outlet chefs have joined the team at Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. Overseeing JB’s Gastropub is Andy Zyla, who brings 16 years of experience from hotels and restaurants in the UK and Maldives and has run operations of more than 800 covers with teams of around 100 staff. Having been in the UAE

Raffles Dubai promotes Krystel Irani to director of operations

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Jun 2017

Krystel Irani has been appointed as director of operations at Raffles Dubai, overseeing the daily hotel operations of the property. She brings over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including four years at Raffles Dubai. Commenting on the appointment Ayman Gharib, general manager said: “We are delighted for Krystel to take on the

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