Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Swiss├┤tel Al Ghurair appoints new executive chef

Swissôtel Al Ghurair, a luxurious hotel in Dubai, UAE, has appointed Akhilesh Singh as its new executive chef.

Singh will oversee all culinary operations at the property and will play a vital role to boost the hotel’s food and beverage offerings.

Singh brings with him over 18 years of experience in F&B operations in the UAE and India. Singh has some remarkable accomplishments to his name, including having worked with Italian Michelin star chef Thomas Madelena and chef Matia Berculi, and was also awarded the Middle East Golf Award for Best F&B outlet and Best F&B team in the Middle East. 

Commenting on Singh’s appointment, Emiel Van Dijk, general manager of Swissôtel Al Ghurair, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Akhilesh to Swissôtel Al Ghurair. We are confident that his drive for results, dynamic personality, technical skills and innovative ideas will advance our strategy and vision for culinary excellence.”
 
In line with Swissôtel’s brand passions, Singh strives to use fresh, local ingredients and has committed to growing particular herbs in-house, adding to overall sustainability efforts. Vitality is his personal mantra and he feels that with the enhanced stress of everyday living, vitality is increasingly becoming a fundamental aspect of everyone's life.

Prior to joining Swissôtel Al Ghurair, Singh worked with brands such as Jumeirah Beach Hotel and St. Regis Mumbai, where he oversaw operational processes of the entire kitchen. - TradeArabia News Service