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Jumeirah Group welcomes three new celebrity chefs to Burj al Arab

Jumeirah Group welcomes three new celebrity chefs to Burj al Arab

Jumeirah Group has sought to secure its prominence in the art of elevated dining experiences.

With a focus on delivering culinary sensations like no other, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has added three new chefs to the its current collection of ten celebrity restaurants: Francky Semblat; Kim Joinie-Maurin; and Kasper Kurdahl.

In total the trio bring a combined total of seven Michelin stars to the hotel.

The news follows the recent milestone recruitment of Michael Ellis as chief culinary officer, the former managing director of the Michelin Guide.

While Francky Semblat and Kim Joinie-Maurin are both protégés of the famed Joël Robuchon’s school of excellence, Kasper Kurdahl worked alongside culinary legends like Roger Souvereyns.


All three chefs add a unique touch to the dining scene at Burj Al Arab.

The hotel’s Al Muntaha restaurant welcomes chef Semblat and Sky View restaurant chef Joinie-Maurin, while chef Kurdahl joins Al Mahara restaurant.

Anthony Costa, managing director of Burj al Arab, said: “I am thrilled to be welcoming chefs Kasper, Francky and Kim to Burj Al Arab.

“Their experience at some of the world’s best restaurants coupled with their diverse backgrounds and entrepreneurial adventures will pave the path to a wonderful gastronomic journey.”

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah aims to create elevated dining experiences for its guests, in line with Jumeirah Group’s continued focus on raising the bar in the experience economy.

Jose Silva, Jumeirah Group chief executive added: “We are very proud to announce the arrival of three new culinary experts at our flagship hotel in Dubai.

“This appointment reveals the start of a more diversified and innovative culinary offering, in addition to our continued focus on the guest experiences, which is a core element of the luxury industry.

“Dubai’s diverse culinary scene will be a delight for Expo 2020 visitors next year, and with over 60 restaurants in Dubai, we are ready to welcome its epicurean guests.

“This is the start of several other exciting culinary and customer experiences we plan to announce in the near future.”