Andrea Apala – Food and Beverage Operations Manager
(Former Restaurant Manager at Fogueira)
Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach has promoted its Restaurant Manager, Andrea Apala to Food and Beverage Operations Manager. Previously overseeing Fogueira, one of the hotel’s signature restaurants and Dubai’s first Brazilian Churrascaria since 2014, Apala will now be assisting the Head of the Food & Beverage department with the day to day operations of the restaurants, as well as the planning and forecasting. The Brazilian native comes with a background deeply associated with the hospitality industry, holding a degree the Bachelors of Hotel Management from Hotel Management College, SENAC, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and working under a range of positions in restaurants and hotels in both UAE and Brazil. Under her guidance, Fogueira Restaurant gained immense popularity, and has been voted a fan favourite numerous times, having even participated in Dubai Food Festival’s first ever Restaurant Week. A resident of the UAE since 2007, Andrea Apala is well-versed with the region and boasts of over 14 years of experience in the hotel and restaurant industry.