James Knight-Pacheco has taken on the role of executive chef at Vida Downtown Dubai.
He is tasked with management and operations of the property’s dining venues including 3in1, a Mediterranean-inspired outlet, Vida Food Truck, and Stage2, the property’s international lobby-level lounge.
Knight-Pacheco first joined Emaar Hospitality Group in August 2015 as executive head chef of Dubai Marina Yacht Club.
His previous experience includes executive chef roles at restaurants in Oman and London and prior to this he was demonstrator and chef tutor at Ashburton Cookery School in Devon, UK.
The chef has also appeared on cooking shows and has worked with a number of well-known names in the industry.