Ex-exec at Blumenthal's Fat Duck takes over The Ivy Dubai

Former executive at Heston Blumenthal's world-famous UK restaurant takes up new role in Dubai
Ex-exec at Blumenthal's Fat Duck takes over The Ivy Dubai
By Staff writer
Fri 29 May 2015 08:51 AM

A former manager at Heston Blumenthal's world famous Fat Duck restaurant in the UK has been appointed as the new general manager of The Ivy Dubai.

Julian Biddulph, who will bring more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the high profile role, has also held management roles at restaurant groups including Marco Pierre White Group, D&D London, and Gordon Ramsay Holdings.

Most recently, he was general manager of Gordon Ramsay, Doha, and head sommelier at St Regis Hotel, Doha.

Commenting on his appointment by Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai, Biddulph said: “Working with such an iconic British concept feels like a home away from home. I’m looking forward to hosting patrons – old and new – and providing them with that warm, personable yet impeccable service that defines The Ivy experience.”

Biddulph holds a Bachelor’s degree in Catering and Hotel Management and brings twenty years of hospitality experience to his new role.

Dubai-based hotel giant Jumeirah Group launched Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai (JRG Dubai), a global restaurant management company to create, operate and franchise a portfolio of 60 restaurant brands.

JRG Dubai operates home-grown high-end, premium casual and casual dining venues and lounges, including Pierchic, Tortuga, Pai Thai, 360° and The Noodle House, which comprises a portfolio of 23 branches worldwide.

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