Tue, 26 June 2018

Jumeirah Appoints Michael Ellis as Chief Culinary Officer

Jumeirah has appointed Michael Ellis as Chief Culinary Officer.

 The creation of this new role is part of Jumeirah’s plans to elevate its restaurant offerings and to put dining not only as a core pillar of the Jumeirah experience, but also its strongest market differentiator.

Michael Ellis. Click to enlarge.

Ellis joins from Michelin Restaurant and Hotel Guides where he was Global Director for Europe, Asia and the Americas. An advocate for the restaurant industry and an American national, Ellis will focus on developing new restaurant concepts, attracting and upskilling culinary talent, and enhancing existing restaurants to industry-leading levels.

José Silva, Chief Executive Officer for Jumeirah Group, said, “Michael and I share a deep passion for food and dining experiences. He is a renowned epicure with 40 years’ experience, and a champion of food innovators, chef talent and culinary excellence. He has spent his lifetime championing extraordinary food with absolute dedication and has been responsible for introducing dining and food experiences to new audiences across the globe. His appointment is the cornerstone of the vision to put dining at the center of Jumeirah’s luxury experience.”

Michael Ellis, said, “José has a bold and exciting vision to energize the hospitality industry. The kitchen is where revolutions happen and as a creative culinary thinker I am delighted to have an opportunity to test my own, and the team’s, drive for culinary innovation. Jumeirah is synonymous with Dubai; a city that has made the impossible possible, which led the world in many firsts, and I am excited by this zealous can-do spirit. I have dedicated much of my life to the culinary experience and as José takes Jumeirah’s hotels into the next phase of dynamic growth, I am looking forward to bringing my passion for great food and dining to Jumeirah’s guests.”

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