Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi ‘surprised’ by kitchen closure
Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi's general manager Joulian Ibrahim gives the hotel's account of the kitchen closure
Radisson Blu Corniche in Abu Dhabi has revealed to Hotelier Middle East that it was “surprised” by the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority’s decision to close its kitchen.
According to Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi’s general manager Joulian Ibrahim, the kitchen was closed from Thursday 16 May until Sunday 19 May 2019 following an inspection from the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority who found a “fault” with its food freezer that affected the temperature.
The National previously reported that the hotel failed to provide “proper food storage and incorrect training procedures”. The National’s article also stated that the property’s owner Abu Dhabi National Hotels said the kitchen had closed for "refurbishment".
Ibrahim told Hotelier Middle East that despite the closure of its kitchen, they fully supported the food control authority to provide better services to its hotel.
“We follow Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority’s procedures and we always listen to their feedback,” said Ibrahim. We were surprised [by the closure], but we have had additional checks and the kitchen is now open again.”