The St. Regis Dubai hires new chef

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Apr 2017

Fabien Gailly has joined The St. Regis Dubai as chef de cuisine at Brasserie Quartier. Prior to joining The St. Regis Dubai, he was head chef at The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow for two years where he was in charge of the pastry menus and kitchens for the hotel’s two restaurants. Previously, Gailly worked as

Shangri-La Doha makes executive chef appointment

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Apr 2017

Shangri-La Hotel Doha has appointed executive chef Jean-Luc Morcellet to oversee the hotel’s F&B outlets. Chef Morcellet, originally from France, has over 20 years of international experience, having worked in hotels around the world, including The Dorchester and The Savoy in London where he led culinary teams. Chef Morcellet said: “I am thrilled for this

Sascha Triemer steps up as Atlantis The Palm VP of F&B

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Apr 2017

Atlantis, The Palm has appointed Sascha Triemer as the new vice president of food & beverage to lead new concept development, operations and innovation. Previously vice president of culinary, Triemer will now oversee the entire food & beverage operation at the hotel, comprising 1,200 colleagues and 23 food and beverage outlets, including celebrity chef outposts Nobu,

Shangri-La Dubai makes two senior appointments

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Apr 2017

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has appointed Nicolas Chammaa as resident manager and Marco Frare as director of communications. Chammaa, a Lebanese national, joins Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai from Makati Shangri-La, Manila where he held the position of resident manager. With a background in food and beverage and senior hotel operations, Chammaa has worked with Shangri-La Hotels &

New restaurant manager for Dubai’s Mint Leaf of London

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Mar 2017

Mint Leaf of London Dubai has appointed William Fernandes as its restaurant manager. Having worked in the food and beverage industry in the Middle East since 2004, Fernandes has developed his leadership skills with Nandos and a number of homegrown outlets in Bahrain and the UAE. Commenting on his new role, Fernandes said: “Working with

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai hires assistant marketing manager

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Mar 2017

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has appointed Sheryl Aquiatan as the new assistant marketing manager. In 2007 Aquiatan  got her first hospitality experience at Ramada Hotel Bur Dubai before joining the Millennium Plaza Hotel in 2011 as Sales and Marketing Executive before taking the position of cluster assistant marcom manager for Ramada Plaza JBR and Ramada Sharjah

Talent Interview: Eric Ballard

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Mar 2017

The group beverage manager of Sunset Hospitality explains his role looking after the beverage offer at Dubai’s Provocateur and the newly opened New York burger bar and restaurant, Black Tap. Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? My first role in the F&B industry was flipping pizzas and taking phone orders in Domino’s

Chef Gilles Bosquet joins La Cantine Du Faubourg

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Feb 2017

La Cantine du Faubourg has appointed chef Gilles Bosquet as the new executive chef of the Parisian restaurant brand. Chef Bosquet’s achievements include winning a Michelin star for L’Auberge à la Bonne Idée in France within two years of joining, and opening Gordon Ramsay Fine Dining and Opal by Gordon Ramsay at the St. Regis

Play appoints new bar manager

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Feb 2017

Play Restaurant & Lounge has appointed new bar manager and head mixologist, Lukas S. Jehlicka from Prague. Prior to his current role, Jehlicka worked at China Tang, The Dorchester, Bassoon Bar at The Corinthia, Supper Club and at the Royal Automotive Club in London. He also developed bar concepts with The Crystal Group and Entourage

New chef for The China Club at Radisson Blu Deira

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Feb 2017

Chef Yongsheng Hu has joined The China Club at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek as sous chef. In his new role, chef Hu will be tasked with adding new specialities to the menu and balancing traditional and modern Chinese dishes. Chef Hu worked in Chinese restaurants in China for 10 years and has expertise

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