The hotel's newly appointed executive assistant manager- food & beverage, Carlo Javakhia, brings over 20 years of experience across Europe and the Middle East. The multi-lingual professional speaks fluent English, French, Russian, Greek and Georgian. He is an expert in every aspect of the food and beverage - from being a previous chef, to valuation, strategic planning and execution.
Executive chef Dominic Petzold is the man who brought the first Beer Bike to the Middle East, located in Warehouse lounge. Backed by years of experience in Europe and over 10 years of experience in the UAE, prior to joining the team at Le Meridien Dubai, he led kitchen teams at The Westin and Le Mridien Mina Seyahi, JW Marriott Hotel, among others across the UAE.
Francisco Javier Martin Romo, who joins the team as beverage manager for the complex has certifications from WSET, UK. He brings 19 years of experience to his new role at Le Mridien Dubai. He was previously the restaurant manager of the hotel's Italian restaurant Casa Mia.
Ramon Salto has taken the helm as the F&B director for Le Mridien Dubai. With more than 20 years of experience in managing diverse kitchen operations, Salto has previously led teams at The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon Hotel & Residences, Delhi, and Radisson Blu, Kuwait in addition to heading kitchen operations in London, Spain, France and USA.