Alila Jabal Akhdar has appointed Danny Wilkinson as its new executive chef.

From 2011 to 2013, Wilkinson worked at the five-star luxury Coworth Park Hotel in Ascot, UK, part of the Dorchester Collection. He then joined the three-Michelin-starred Waterside Inn where, working alongside chef-patron Alain Roux.

In 2014, Danny’s culinary journey brought him to the Middle East where he furthered his experience as sous chef at Pacha Ibiza Dubai’s French fine dining restaurant, Frioul, as head chef at The Sportsman’s Arms in Abu Dhabi, and most recently as private VVIP chef at the exclusive Al Gurm Villas.

As the executive chef at Alila Jabal Akhdar, Wilkinson will oversee its ongoing commitment to sustainability. All food waste produced by the hotel is composted and provides vegetable waste oil back to the hotel’s organic farm. In addition, the restaurant has built its menu entirely around sustainable practices, farm-to-table meals, as well as waste and plastic reduction.


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