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New Executive Chef appointed at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi


New Executive Chef appointed at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi

Dubai, 20 March 2013:  Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives has appointed Daniel Johnson as its new Executive Chef.

Chef Johnson will run Jumeirah Dhevanafushi’s three main restaurants Azara, Johara and Mumayaz, ensuring consistent high quality food and service throughout the resort. Born in Australia, he has worked as an Executive Chef at 5-star hotels and resorts including Coca Island Resort in the Maldives and Bedarra Island in North Queensland. 

For the last two years, Chef Johnson held the position of Executive Chef at Huvafen Fushi Resort in the Maldives. Previous experience also includes roles as Head Chef at the Press Club Group in Melbourne and Executive Chef at Sebel Resort Hawkesbury Valley in New South Wales. 

With a focus on using the freshest ingredients, highest quality local produce, his contemporary style is influenced by both Asia and the Mediterranean.

Chris Ely, the General Manager of Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, said: “We are delighted to welcome Daniel to the resort. With over 20 years’ experience in the kitchens of prestigious restaurants and hotels around the world, he brings with him a creativity and innovation that our hotel guests will relish. Daniel’s familiarity with the latest in culinary techniques, and the demands of the discerning traveller, will help take Jumeirah Dhevanafushi from strength to strength as a must-visit culinary destination.”

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About Jumeirah Dhevanafushi:

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, nestled in the Maldives, redefines notions of paradise with stunning geographical appeal and complete seclusion in the southernmost Gaafu Alifu Atoll. With only 35 exclusive villas, both beach and water based, all come with private butler and private pools to ensure a uniquely private and personalised experience. A short boat ride away from the Main Island lies a separate water village of ‘The Ocean Pearls’; 16 overwater villas perched on platforms overlooking the iridescent ocean, complete with own fine-dining restaurant and team of private butlers. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi also benefits from two further restaurants and a bar, as well as a breath-taking over-water Talise Spa and gym, two shared pools, and an expert yoga master. A host of water-sports ensures guests have immediate access of one of the best reefs in the Maldives.

About Jumeirah Group:  

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.

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