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Madinat Jumeirah appoint new resort executive chef

Chef Dirk most recently served as executive chef at The Oberoi Hotel, Dubai

Chef Dirk Haltenhof
Chef Dirk Haltenhof

Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian resort of Dubai, has announced the appointment of Dirk Haltenhof as Resort Executive Chef.

Chef Dirk brings more than 15 years of hospitality experience from working across leading hotels and restaurants in Europe, Asia and the UAE.

He will be responsible for the Resort’s diverse food experiences and will supervise a team of over 200 chefs and 120 stewards.

Chef Dirk most recently served as executive chef at The Oberoi Hotel, Dubai.

In his new role, he has been trusted with overseeing the culinary offerings at Madinat Jumeirah’s grand boutique hotels – Jumeirah Al Qasr and Jumeirah Mina A’Salam – as well as Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, the Malakiya villas, and the collection of new food and beverage outlets set to open in the eagerly anticipated Jumeirah Al Naseem.

“Madinat Jumeirah has always been for me the greatest place to show family and friends who visit Dubai. I was a fan of the resort, even before I thought I would have the opportunity to work here. This made the day even more exciting when I was handed the Madinat Jumeirah Chef’s jacket for the first time,” says Chef Dirk.

“Together with my team, we want Madinat Jumeirah’s culinary scene to be among the best in Dubai. The main focus will be in sourcing authentic, seasonal and health conscious ingredients giving them a personal touch creating memorable stories for our culinary team to share with our guests.”

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