Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai appoints executive chef

Nachwan Koukach brings more than 19 years of experience

Nachwan Koukach
Nachwan Koukach

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai has appointed Nachwan Koukach as its executive chef.

The Syrian-national will oversee 95 other chefs and staff, along with the operation of the hotel’s eight F&B venues. These include eateries such as Al Bahou, where Koukach will work to provide buffets, in-room dining and restaurant services.

He has previously held culinary positions at Burj Al Arab, The Ritz-Carlton in Bahrain, The Westin Mina Seyahi, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, and has been with Mövenpick for more than nine years in a number of roles. He has more than 19 years' experience. 

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Koukach said: “Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai is a remarkable property for food and beverage with a wide array of dining experiences all under one roof. Dubai is such a diverse city and restaurants should always keep up to the ever changing interests of both its residents and tourists. I am excited to join the team and bring my expertise to every dish we serve,”

Commenting on the appointment, general manager Ian Rydin said: “Nachwan is a great addition to the team as he sets sights on delivering amazing dining experiences and offerings. Compounding on to the already successful outlets, his creativity, leadership and natural flare shall continue to take the restaurant’s iconic status further."

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