New Executive Chef for Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai is delighted to announce the appointment of Didier Laufenburger as Executive Chef.
Dubai (United Arab Emirates), 5th January 2014. In his second appointment at a Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts property, Didier Laufenburger has joined as Executive Chef at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai.
The French national started his career as a chef in a small boutique family hotel in the Alsace region, in eastern France. After three years he joined a Michelin-Star restaurant in Mulhouse, a picturesque Alsatian town in eastern France, where he developed his passion for food and enhanced his technical skills.
Laufenburger’s wanderlust saw him leave his native Alsace some years later. He embarked upon a culinary journey that would take him to various places including the United Kingdom, Mexico, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
In 1996, Laufenburger opened his own two restaurants in Kaysersberg, France. The experience tremendously improved his business acumen, administration knowledge and direct handling of guests.
His employment with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts commenced in 2007, when Laufenburger seized the opportunity to join Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne as Executive Chef. The appointment at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach comes after almost six years in Lausanne and Laufenburger is very excited about gaining Middle Eastern experience in a vibrant city such as Dubai.
“The main focus in my kitchen and for my team is consistency, food of a high quality, a modern approach with a French touch and healthy, organic ingredients,” says Laufenburger.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16’000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 80 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Istanbul (Turkey), Shanghai (China), and Marrakech (Morocco).
Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and headquartered in Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world.
The hotel company is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information please visit www.moevenpick-hotels.com.