Millennium Plaza Hotel food and beverage manager Gokul Raman (Left) and executive chef Amit Jha (right). Millennium Plaza Hotel food and beverage manager Gokul Raman (Left) and executive chef Amit Jha (right).

New F&B manager and executive chef appointed at luxury Millennium Plaza Dubai hotel.

 Dubai-based Millennium Plaza Hotel has appointed Gokul Raman as food and beverage manager and Amit Jha as executive chef, according to a company press statement.

An Indian national, Raman will be responsible for managing all food and beverage operations with 21 years of experience behind him. He will maximise sales and revenue, while forecasting, planning and managing all F&B areas, employees and finance.

Raman graduated from the State Institute of Hotel Management in Trichy, Tamil Nadu in India with a diploma in food & beverage service. Prior to joining Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai, he held various positions in KSA and in the UAE with Hilton Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, Rose Reyhaan Dubai and Cove, Rotana RAK and Centro Sharjah.

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Jha, the new executive chef, holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management and International Hospitality Management with 15 years of culinary experience.

He previously held positions in brands such as Taj Mahal Hotel and Hyatt Hotel in New Delhi, India, in Carnival Cruise Lines in Miami, USA and recently in Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dubai, UAE.

Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai general manager Daniel Mathew said: “We are keen on maintaining luxury and authenticity throughout the hotel’s departments particularly the dining outlets. We are pleased to welcome Mr Gokul and chef Jha to our team.

"Mr Raman’s experience and dedication will maintain a smooth interaction between all department heads while chef Jha will make sure guests enjoy the delights of the hotel’s dining place through exquisite menu planning of international cuisine, implementation of stock controls and applying hygienic regulations.”