Dubai, 26 July 2015: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, the Ottoman inspired resort located on Palm Jumeirah, has appointed three new Chefs De Cuisine for its signature dining restaurants.
Chef Neil Foster, Executive Chef for Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, said: “We are proud to welcome the new chefs to the culinary team and look forward to seeing their fantastic creations within our signature restaurants, renowned for their high quality food offering.”
Al Nafoorah, the resort’s award-winning Lebanese restaurant, has appointed Chef Mahmoud Efranjyeh, as the new Chef De Cuisine. He has over 13 years’ culinary experience gained within hotels and resorts in Syria before he moved to Dubai in 2008. Prior to joining Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Chef Efranjyeh worked as a Sous Chef in Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.
Chef Mustafa Sahin has been appointed Speciality Chef De Cuisine at Lalezar, the resort’s signature Turkish restaurant. He started his culinary career in 2005 and has worked across restaurants in Istanbul, Bodrum, Mugla, Etiler and Antalya in Turkey.
MusicHall has appointed Chef Ignacio Moreno as Speciality Chef De Cuisine. He will oversee the kitchen function for the entertainment venue which has an innovative take on the ‘dinner and dance’ concept. Chef Moreno started his career in the hospitality sector in 2006 and worked in hotels across Barcelona, La Garriga and Mallorca. In 2012 and prior to joining Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Chef Moreno was Chef de Cuisine at Jumeirah Port Soller in Mallorca, Spain.
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- Photo above (L-R): Chef Mahmoud Efranjyeh, Chef Mustafa Sahin and Chef Ignacio Moreno
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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 including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Mauritius, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
About Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a luxurious beachside resort located on the West Crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The interior of the resort is inspired by the ancient palaces of Turkey and features hand-painted finishings, Turkish artworks and stunning murals that conjure up images of the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire. The resort boasts 405 rooms and suites, 38 Royal Residences, Multi International award-winning Talise Ottoman Spa, one of the largest and most luxurious spas in the Middle East, a Sinbads Kids Club complete with splash park, unique nightlife destination MusicHall and a collection of eight diverse restaurants which offer a vibrant selection of culinary experiences. The resort also offers an array of motorised and non motorised water sports, complete with private jetty offering shuttle boat transfers to and from Dubai main land.
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