Jumeirah Group has announced chefs Francky Semblat, Kim Joinie-Maurin and Kasper Kurdahl are joining the collection of 10 celebrity restaurants at its Dubai flagship property, Burj Al Arab.
Holding seven Michelin stars between them, the culinary talents each bring their diverse, world-class experience to the hotel’s dining scene. Whilst Francky Semblat and Kim Joinie-Maurin are both protégés of the famed Joël Robuchon’s school of excellence, Kasper Kurdahl worked alongside culinary legends like Roger Souvereyns.
The news comes following the recent appointment of Michael Ellis, former Managing Director of the Michelin guide, to the role of Chief Culinary Officer.
Anthony Costa, Regional Vice President of Jumeirah Group and Managing Director of Burj al Arab, who appointed the three celebrity Chefs said: “I am thrilled to be welcoming Chefs Kasper, Francky and Kim to Burj Al Arab. Their experience at some of the world’s best restaurants coupled with their diverse backgrounds and entrepreneurial adventures will pave the path to a wonderful gastronomic journey.”
The group welcomes Chef Francky to the Al Muntaha restaurant, Chef Kim will join the Sky View restaurant, while Chef Kasper will join the underwater-themed Al Mahara restaurant.
Jose Silva, Jumeirah Group’s CEO added; “We are very proud to announce the arrival of three new culinary experts at our flagship hotel in Dubai. This appointment reveals the start of a more diversified and innovative culinary offering, in addition to our continued focus on the guest experiences, which is a core element of the luxury industry. Dubai’s diverse culinary scene will be a delight for Expo2020 visitors next year, and with over 60 restaurants in Dubai, we are ready to welcome its epicurean guests. This is the start of several other exciting culinary and customer experiences we plan to announce in the near future.”