Talent: Chef Ajay Negi, Bombay Brasserie

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Feb 2017

Chef Ajay Negi, chef de cuisine at Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai is working hard to dispel the myths surrounding Indian food.   Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? I started my career in 2001 as a commis 3 in the kitchen of the Radisson hotel in Jalandhar, Punjab. I was very intrigued

Atlantis The Palm hires two senior chefs

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Jan 2017

Atlantis, The Palm has welcomed executive chef Cedric Darthial and Seafire Steakhouse & Bar chef de cuisine, Raymond Wong to its F&B team. In his new role as executive chef, Darthial will oversee a team of 480 staff and the resort’s 23 food and beverage outlets, including celebrity chef eateries, Nobu, Ronda Locatelli and Bread

Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham JBR Appoints New Hotel Manager

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Jan 2017

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Jumeirah Beach Residence has appointed Samer Rafie as hotel manager. An Egyptian national, Rafie has more than two decades of hospitality experience in the GCC region, having worked in UAE, KSA, Kuwait and Bahrain. Commenting on his appointment, Rafie said: “I am delighted to join Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR. I

Media One Hotel appoints venue manager for refurbished Café M

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Dec 2016

Media One Hotel has appointed Adele Malik as venue manager of the newly refurbished Café M. With five years’ experience in the Dubai hospitality industry, Malik has worked in hotels in three countries since the start of her career. Commenting on her new appointment, Malik said: “I chose Media One for my next career move

St. Regis Abu Dhabi appoints new PR & Comms Manager

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Nov 2016

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has appointed Annie Turnell as the hotel’s new PR and Communications Manager. British born Turnell, brings a wealth of international experience to the role with a background in public relations, digital marketing and events. Prior to joining St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Turnell worked for Toh Public Relations as a senior

Talent interview: Andrii Osypchuk, bar manager, Gaucho Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 30 Oct 2016

Andrii Osypchuk, bar manager, Gaucho Dubai reveals his tricks of the trade: passion, creativity and inspirational colleagues Describe your first ever role in the F&B industry? I started my hospitality career as a waiter when I was 19 during my university years in order to make some extra cash. Who has inspired you most in

Talent: Eka Mochamad, Bateaux Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Oct 2016

Chef Eka Mochamad, chef de cuisine, Bateaux Dubai, who was a runner up in the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 regional challenge this year reveals his career ambitions How did it feel to be named as a runner up in the S. Pellegrino Young Chef regional finals? I was really happy with the overall experience and

Preferred Hotels & Resorts unveils new director for MEA region

by Sophia Soltani | 24 May 2016

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services for independent luxury hotels, has appointed Claudio Roscigno as regional director, Middle East & North Africa. Based out of the brand’s new regional headquarters in Dubai, Roscigno has more than 15 years of experience in the hotel industry. He has held roles with

Ilir Caushi returns to Zuma Dubai as GM

by Dina Maaty | 07 Apr 2016

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

Shangri-La Hotel Dubai announces new resident manager

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Feb 2016

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has welcomed newly appointed resident manager, Craig Cook to the executive committee.  Cook, an Australian national, has worked extensively in hospitality having held positions in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and  throughout Asia with Intercontinental, Marriott, Movenpick and Fairmont. With a background in food and beverage as well as senior hotel operations. Commenting on

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