Chef Alaa Moustafa has been welcomed to lead culinary innovation at Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf.

Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf is delighted to announce the appointment of Alaa Moustafa as its Executive Chef, ushering in a new era of culinary innovation for this distinguished establishment.

Renowned for epicurean excellence, the Marriott Hotels brand is poised to enhance its culinary footprint at Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf with Chef Alaa Moustafa at the helm. A native of the UAE, Chef Alaa possesses a deep understanding of local flavors, embarking on his culinary journey in 1999.

Chef Alaa’s illustrious career includes stints at prestigious establishments such as Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, Address Downtown, Raffles Dubai, and FIVE Palm Jumeirah. His mission at Marriott Al Jaddaf is clear: to transform the hotel into a must-visit F&B destination in Dubai.

Having completed a stage at a Michelin Star restaurant and pastry training, Chef Alaa’s expertise transcends traditional boundaries. Throughout his career, he has successfully launched an impressive total of 13 restaurants, each reflecting his dedication to culinary innovation and quality.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the role, Chef Alaa stated, “I am incredibly excited to help craft some truly unique experiences across the hotel while also focusing on coaching and developing the culinary team, very much in line with the Marriott spirit of putting its people first.”

Chef Alaa’s appointment comes at a pivotal moment for Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf, with the brand re-conceptualizing several restaurant and other concepts to stay relevant and exciting to guests. In January 2024, the hotel will unveil TerraMar, a Mediterranean rooftop restaurant and pool lounge, breathing new life into the hotel’s poolside dining experience.

Looking ahead, adjustments to the all-day dining restaurant, The Market Place, are on the horizon, including a complete overhaul of its theme nights. The next twelve months promise to be incredibly exciting for both the hospitality team and guests, as Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf continues its commitment to providing exceptional dining experiences to its guests.

Saad Al Ghamdi, Multi-Property General Manager at Marriott Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments, Al Jaddaf, expresses his excitement about Chef Alaa’s appointment, saying, “Chef Alaa joins at an opportune time, and we are confident that his culinary expertise will play a pivotal role in redefining our offerings. The next chapter at Marriott Hotel, Al Jaddaf will be marked by innovation and unparalleled dining experiences.”

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