Industry Update
Appointment 4 February 2019

Renald Epie

Appointed Executive Chef
At Fairmont Dubai, United Arab Emirates

renald epie

Fairmont Dubai is pleased to announce the appointment of Renald Epie as Executive Chef.
Renald Epie, a French national, has over 20 years' experience in perfecting the art of classical French cuisine at a number of Michelin-starred restaurants.
Prior to joining Fairmont Dubai, he started off his career in the culinary world at the age of 15 in Chicago, only to become a chef at the age of 21. Renald worked at Alain Ducasse's luxurious es tablishments such as Le Louis XV in Monte Carlo, The Spoon Food & Wine in Paris and La Bastide de Moustier in South of France. He has also worked in many other famous restaurants including Citrus Etoile, Bar & Boeuf and II Cortile before moving to Qatar as a private chef for the ambassador of France.
In 2013, Renald landed in Dubai to join the Burj Al Arab team to head-up Al Mahara, the acclaimed seafood fine dining restaurant before being promoted to executive sous chef, a role, he held for two years before moving to the sister property Jumeirah Al Naseem to be part of the pre-opening team. He then joined Atlantis, The Palm in the same capacity to experience a large-scale food and beverage operations.
In his new role, Renald will oversee Fairmont Dubai's 10 food and beverage outlets including the multi-award winning restaurants Noire and The Exchange Grill.


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