Slim Ben Chahla
Appointed Executive Chef
At Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Slim Ben Chahla takes the reins of the kitchen at Bord Eau, Abu Dhabi's most popular French restaurant.
The Frenchman brings more than 24 years of culinary experience to the award-winning restaurant. As part of his role as chef de cuisine, Chef Slim will introduce 10 of his signature dishes that will be trickled into the menu one at a time, week after week.
Born in Hautes-Alpes, France, Chef Slim has worked at the helm of top kitchens around the world, supporting chefs at Michelin restaurants like Restaurant La Rotonde at the Casino Le Lyon Vert, Le Meurice with Yannick Alléno, George V and Restaurant des Rois at La Reserve de Beaulieu.
This was followed by an 11-year stint in Morocco, where he took on more leadership roles, working as a vital part of the launch team of leading hotels, restaurants and resorts, before returning to France for a remarkable gastronomic season at Courchevel.