Jason Dell. Jason Dell.

Ras Al Khaimah-based Al Hamra Group (AHG) has appointed Jason Dell to the role of food and beverage director.

New Zealand national Dell graduated in culinary studies from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. He then fine-tuned his skills under the direction of New Zealand chef, Rick Rutludge Manning.

He joins Al Hamra Group after launching and implementing an F&B concept for Emaar Hospitality Group’s Rove hotels in the UAE.

After initially gaining experience in New Zealand working for luxury hotels and standalone restaurants, he moved to Singapore where he was based for three years.

Dell then made the move to Indonesia to lead the design of the hotel kitchens for the five-star Regent Bali resort in Sanur.

This was followed by him moving to the island resort of Velassaru in the Maldives where Dell was responsible for overseeing a portfolio of F&B outlets, in-villa dining and remote island catering. Dell also has his own cookbook, entitled: ‘Savvy Fresh Inspired New Zealand Cuisine’.

Al Hamra Group currently has a trio of home-grown restaurants under Dell’s direction. Residents and visitors can choose from: Italian concept Pesto; the recently renovated Bay Sports Bar; and Marina Muse which opened at the start of 2016 and overlooks the Al Hamra waterfront.

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