Le Meridien Abu Dhabi welcomes new executive chef

TV celebrity chef Patrick van Velzen to take charge of all 14 outlets

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi's new executive chef Patrick van Velzen.
Le Meridien Abu Dhabi's new executive chef Patrick van Velzen.

Le Méridien Abu Dhabi has appointment the celebrated Dutch chef Patrick van Velzen as executive chef for all 14 of its outlets.

Van Velzen arrives from Rhodes in Greece where he worked as an executive chef for Sheraton as well as teaching celebrity stars how to cook on the TV programme ‘Cooking with the stars’ on Greek station RTL4.

“I want my restaurants to be social hubs, where clients feel connected to service atmosphere and taste. In order to meet a guest’s level of expectancy these three aspects have to combine together,” said van Velzen.

Van Velzen commenced his notable career under the guidance of world renowned chef Joel Robuchon before plying his trade at the two Michelin Restaurant De Hoefslag.

After becoming head chef at the one Michelin star restaurant Klein Paardenburg, Van Velzen began managing his own restaurants such as the Brasserie Delikket in Amsterdam and Zin Restaurant in Loosdrecht.

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