New Culinary Appointments at the Renaissance Dubai Hotel
Executive Chef Andy Kurfurst is promoted as Director of Food and Beverage and Chef Amgad Zaki as new Executive Chef
Renaissance Dubai Hotel announces the promotion of key culinary posts such as Andreas Kurfurst who has been promoted as Director Food &Beverage at Renaissance Dubai and Amgad Zaki as new Executive Chef .
Andreas Kurfurst will overlook all F&B operations as well as the Health and Fitness club. He started in Dubai as Pastry Chef for the Ramada in 1990 and has worked as Executive Chef for the past 7 years at the Renaissance Dubai. He is also the Vice President of the Emirates Culinary Guild and under his leadership, he has led his team to win numerous gold and silver medals.
Andy’s wealth of knowledge and experience has earned him accolades in the industry both regionally and globally. He is the hotel’s roving ambassador being recently invited as judge and lecturer at Diyafa 2009, the first Chefs Table in Doha, World Association of Chefs where he presented a paper of the ‘Art of Pastry’ at the culinary workshop at Santiago de Chile and is an in-demand lecturer in hotel schools in Europe.
Chef Amgad Zaki is promoted as Executive Chef after serving as Executive Sous Chef for over 3 years. He oversees 8 Food and Beverage outlets including banquet operations and the day-to-day culinary operations in the hotel. Among his many achievements were developing the market concept of the hotel’s flagship restaurant, Spice Island with interactive live cooking as well as attaining a 100% guest satisfaction breakfast and dinner Having an award-winning culinary team and high guests satisfaction levels is what Chef Amgad expects to maintain during his term by continuous training and development of the kitchen. He is often sought after for his recipes and live cooking being a Gold Medalist at the Salon Culinaire competition in 2005 for the 5 course gourmet dinner menu. Recently, he guested at celebrity Chef Ossama El-Sayed show where he cooked various recipes live on television. Previously, he was connected with JW Marriott Hotel where he was named Star Chef in 2004. During this period, he collaborated with German Chef Ingo Maas where they published the ‘New Arabian Cuisine cookbook’ and together created a menu featuring the dishes from the cookbook specially developed for Lufthansa Airlines.
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