China Grill Dubai appoints David Kikillus, as Chef de Cuisine
Considered one of the most innovative young chefs internationally.
Following the departure of Owen Stewart, China Grill has appointed David Kikillus as Chef de Cuisine. Starting his career in 1998 as Executive Sous Chef at Weisses Roessl in Austria, Chef David has climbed the rankings taking on roles at prestigious restaurants across the world to include, Schote, Sol Y Vida and DK Avant-Garde.
Considered one of the most innovative young chefs internationally, David Kikillus has achieved monumental milestones in his culinary career. His tenure in Germany secured his place in the qualifier of the "Chef of the Year" and throughout his time in Austria he earned a Five-Star Diamond Award while working at Weisses Rössl as Executive Sous Chef. Kikillus’ most notable achievement to date is his attained Michelin Star at his eponymous restaurant Kikillus Restaurant in Ambiente, Germany.
Taking on the role from August 2017, Chef David, will be responsible for overseeing the 21 strong kitchen team, as well as introducing new dishes to the award winning Asian-inspired restaurant. “I’m thrilled to be working with such an esteemed international brand and I’m looking forward to adding to the culinary diversity that Dubai has to offer” said Kikillus
Jo Diaz, Director of Culinary, Mina Seyahi Complex said: “We are thrilled to welcome David to the team and to see him take on this new challenge. We have some exciting changes happening during Q3 of 2017 and the team and I are looking forward to unveiling all”.
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