Anantara Dubai The Palm appoints executive chef
Joachin Textor to manage team of 95 kitchen staff at upcoming property
Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, due to open on September 15, has appointed Joachin Textor as the executive chef.
In his new role, Textor will manage a team of 95 kitchen staff across the resort’s six outlets – Crescendo, Mekong, Bushman’s Australian Bar & Restaurant, The Beach House, Lotus Lounge and Mai Bar – as well as room service and catering for meetings and events.
Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa general manager Jean Francois Luarent commented: “We are thrilled to have Joachim as part of our pre-opening team. With such extensive knowledge of the F&B industry spanning a number of continents, we are very much looking forward to establishing Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa as a new culinary destination for our guests and the residents of the city of Dubai alike.”
Textor began his career in Europe, working at various properties in his native Germany as well as Switzerland and the UK, before moving to the Philippines to work at the Peninsula Hotel in Manila in 1987, where he developed an interest in Far-Eastern cuisine.
Following his stint at the Peninsula, Textor worked at various luxury hotels in Asia, including the Bintang Bali Hotel in Indonesia, the Shangri-La Beijing in China, the Mandarin Hotel in Singapore, the Westin Chosun Hotel Seoul in Korea, and the Regent Beijing, China where he led the pre-opening team.