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With the introduction of the role of chief culinary officer, Jumeirah is preparing for a step-change in its food and beverage strategy With the introduction of the role of chief culinary officer, Jumeirah is preparing for a step-change in its food and beverage strategy

Jumeirah Appoints Chief Culinary Officer for New Dining Concepts

Jumeirah Group has appointed Michael Ellis as the group’s chief culinary officer.

The creation of this new role is an initial milestone in José Silva, CEO, Jumeirah Group’s strategy to refresh and elevate Jumeirah’s restaurant offerings throughout its luxury portfolio, and a first step in delivering his vision to make dining a core pillar of the Jumeirah experience, and its strongest market differentiator.

Ellis joins Jumeirah from Michelin Restaurant and Hotel Guides where he was global director for Europe, Asia and the Americas. According to the company, as an advocate for the restaurant industry and an American native with a global workplace, Ellis has an unmatched understanding of destination restaurants.

He will focus on developing new restaurant concepts, attracting and upskilling culinary talent, and enhancing existing restaurants to industry-leading levels.