Jannah Burj Al Sarab gets new executive chef

Wafi Halimi has 17 years of experience in France and the Middle East

Wafi Halimi in action
Wafi Halimi in action

Jannah Burj Al Sarab has appointed a new executive chef, Wafi Halimi, to oversee the kitchen operations in the five-star hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Born in Corsica, Halimi has grown up in Algeria, and has 17 years of experience in the kitchen, starting with his first appointment in 1999 at Hotel Sheraton Club Des Pins Resort & Tower in Algeria, where he worked his way up to chef de partie.

He has worked with several five-star hotel chains in various cities across the Middle East and France before his first foray into Abu Dhabi this year.

In his current role, he will revamp the hotel’s menus and dining concepts, in addition to overseeing the culinary operations, as well as the training and development of a team of eight.

“My culinary focus is in French and Mediterranean cuisine; I aim to marry traditional cooking concepts with my take on modern techniques, which will hopefully put Jannah Burj Al Sarab on the forefront of contemporary dining in United Arab Emirates,” said Halimi, who is also a advocate of healthy living.

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