Two outstanding Chefs join Atlantis, The Palm strengthening the F&B team for 2017
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (January 2017) – Atlantis, The Palm is thrilled to welcome two new senior Chefs to the F&B team, Executive Chef Cedric Darthial and Seafire Steakhouse & Bar Chef de Cuisine, Raymond Wong. Darthial and Wong both hail from extensive culinary backgrounds featuring notable Michelin star and prestigious restaurants.
Darthial’s role as Executive Chef will see him oversee a team of 480 staff and the resort’s 23 food and beverage outlets including the celebrity chef eateries, Nobu, Ronda Locatelli and Bread Street Kitchen & Bar by Gordon Ramsay. Darthial’s culinary journey began more than 18 years ago, with previous appointments at L’Aubergade, Chateau de Divonne, Chateau Lamothe, and Sous Chef on the privately owned luxury cruise line Silversea. After spending two years on Silversea, Dathial moved to Dubai heading up the kitchen La Baie at The Ritz Carlton, and Fire and Ice at Raffles Dubai where he led a team of 13 chefs. Darthial’s gastronomic career has also taken him to the Far East, where he held positions at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, The Peninsula Bangkok and lastly City of Dreams, Manila. During his time at City of Dreams Cedric managed a team of 400 as well as restaurants including Nobu and The Tasting Room.
The newly appointed Chef de Cuisine of Seafire Steakhouse & Bar, Wong began his culinary journey at the age of 15 in his father’s chain of Chinese restaurants in Edinburgh, Scotland. Wong’s first official title was Demi Chef de Partie at the award winning Santini Restaurant located in Edinburgh’s five star Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa. After seven years at the establishment, Wong moved up the ranks to Sous Chef, managing banqueting and fine dining experiences. Wong then moved to Dubai, joining the team at MJ’s Steakhouse at the Madinat Jumeirah’s Al Qasr Hotel where he was responsible for a team of 12 with more than 200 guests visiting each day. Wong was also responsible for catering at some of Dubai’s largest sporting events, The Dubai World Cup and DP World Tour. Before joining Seafire Steakhouse & Bar, Wong took on the role of Chef de Cuisine at Feast, located at the Sheraton Grand Dubai taking the restaurant to number one on TripAdvisor.
Mark Patten, Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage at Atlantis, The Palm comments: “We are very excited to be entering 2017 with two outstanding appointments that will support our ongoing culinary excellence, so we can continue to provide world class dining experiences for our guests.
“Chef Darthial has held outstanding positions across Europe, the Far East and Dubai, and his expertise will take us to a new level in 2017. Chef Wong has immense passion for food as well as a highly experienced background that make him the perfect fit to head up Seafire Steakhouse & Bar.”
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