JEAN MICHEL OFFE NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF FOOD & BEVERAGE AT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
Luxury Brand Adds Seasoned Professional to Oversee Global Culinary Operations
TORONTO, November 10, 2011 – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand known for its award-winning restaurants and skilled culinary talents, has announced the appointment of Jean Michel Offe as vice-president, food & beverage.
Most recently group director, food & beverage for Shangri-La Asia, Offe’s past experience includes a range of food & beverage and operation management related positions with Shangri-La Hotels and executive chef posts with InterContinental Hotels in Dubai, Oman and Indonesia.
His detailed understanding of the food & beverage industry, in particular restaurant repositioning and reconcepting, combined with his international exposure will help Fairmont continue to deliver exceptional service as it grows the brand in global markets.
As well, his food and beverage philosophy mirrors that of Fairmont, which is to offer local and authentic cuisine that provides a true reflection of the destination. “Whether it’s local flavours, sustainability or fresh and healthy cuisine, diners today are much more knowledgeable and discerning when it comes to the nuances of a fine dining experience. Moreover, whichever country we are in, we have to respect the cultural heritage of the locale and the culinary experience plays a very important role in that,” says Offe.
Offe will be based in Dubai and brings over 25 years of experience to the new role.
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Located in world-class destinations around the globe, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. With more than 60 hotels, Fairmont is known as much for its warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences, as its classic hotels that imbue a sense of heritage, sophistication and social importance and are often considered destinations in their own right. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.
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