Royal Catering has hired chef Yannick Tirbois and Tarek Hamze as it looks to further develop its operations in the UAE and GCC.
Royal Catering chief operations officer, Pierre Garat commented: “As Royal Catering continues to expand its operations across Abu Dhabi, we are growing our highly skilled team of chefs to ensure we consistently deliver superior gastronomy from our central kitchen facility and restaurant outlets.
“Royal Catering prides itself on innovation, quality and incomparable customer service and we are pleased to welcome so many experienced new chefs to our talented kitchen team.”
Yannick Tirbois has simultaneously managed multiple restaurants and hundreds of staff, while engineering menus and delivering exceptional culinary creations.
Bringing 30 years’ experience and international expertise to Royal Catering, Tirbois has been appointed as executive chef of Royal Catering’s outlets, including Catch, Rozanah and Café D’Alsace.
Hamze has experience in restaurant operations management, training and development, special events staging and quality assurance in the Middle East.
Moving to the UAE and joining Royal Catering in 2016, Hamze is Royal Catering’s executive chef of banqueting.
He was central to the development of Royal Catering’s new 82L8 branches, a convenience concept offering a range of healthy alternatives for office workers, located in commercial offices in Abu Dhabi.
Tirbois and Hamze join chef Daniel and chef Mahmoud who were appointed in 2015 as executive pastry chef and sous chef, respectively.
Established in 2003, Royal Catering provides catering solutions across contractual, commercial and creations divisions, and employs more than 2,000 staff.
Following the take-over of Royal Catering by BRS Ventures in 2015, owner and operators of New Medical Centre hospitals (NMC), Royal Catering will be entering the hospital and healthcare catering market.
In addition, Royal Catering looks to further develop its operations in Dubai and across the GCC.
Through its Creations division, Royal Catering has developed restaurant concepts in Abu Dhabi and currently owns and operates Catch at the St. Regis Corniche, Café D’Alsace in Yas Island Marina, Nova Café, Rosina Bellina and Rozanah, which has three branches in Yas Marina, Mussafah and Ruwais.