Japanese restaurant concept, Zuma, has appointed Ilir Caushi as general manager for its Dubai location.
Selected for the role by founder, Rainer Becker, Caushi has been part of the company for over seven years.
He first joined the Dubai restaurant in 2008 as assistant general manager, before transferring to Zuma Abu Dhabi to head up the team as GM in 2013.
Caushi began his career at 17 in London where he worked at Quaglino’s in London’s Mayfair, which is owned by well-known restaurateur, Sir Terence Conran.
He continued working within the Contran stable, opening Paternoster Chophouse in the city.
Caushi’s first UAE venture, and his role before joining Zuma, was the opening of Mourad Mazouz’s Almaz by Momo.
In 2015 Zuma had one of its most successful years to date, winning several awards and retaining its spot in the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Bars.
The venue was also named Regional Restaurant of the Year at the inaugural Global Restaurant Awards 2016, which took place in Dubai last month.