Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre gets exec chef
Following new general manager, Pullman strengthens BoH with Dwayne Krisko's appointment
Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre has announced the appointment of Dwayne Thomas Krisko as its new executive chef.
Krisko has worked in the region for the last seven years, and has two decades of culinary experience.
“We’re so pleased Krisko will head the culinary team at the Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre. His experience, drive, and organisational nature make him the perfect choice for this diverse role,” said Nishan Silva, general manager, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre.
Having started university with the intent of becoming an engineer, Krisko’s passion for the kitchen quickly translated into a place at the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts, a partner of the Cordon Bleu Schools in North America, in Pittsburgh.
Specialising in fine dining cuisine, Krisko has held positions in a number of premium locations, from small boutique restaurants, private country clubs, as well as world class hotels.
After relocating to London, Krisko made his move to the Middle East in 2009, with a transfer to Beirut, Lebanon. While in Beirut he served as the head chef for La Petite Maison, the third location for the Dubai restaurant.
In 2014, an opportunity with the Accor Group at the Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate beckoned, and a year later the role of executive chef at the Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre saw him make a permanent move to Dubai, where he now oversees the culinary direction for the property’s four restaurants and bars.
Krisko said: “Dubai has certainly positioned itself on the map in terms of world-class food, the competition is strong, and this provides a great proving ground for new concepts, flavours, and the opportunity to create bespoke experiences. I look forward to my time here, and bringing my unique style to our guests and visitors.”