Chef turned restauranteur is new General Manager of rapidly expanding Group F&B Operations
Dubai March 2016: Ròya, an international specialist hospitality consultancy firm based in Dubai, today announced the appointment of Andrew Morrow as the newest industry specialist to join their more than 60 strong professional team.
Taking over the group’s F&B operations, is the latest step in a 22 year career driven by passion for the industry. A chef by trade, Andrew Morrow started his career with Hyatt Hotels and rose to head chef working in some of the world’s most iconic hotel properties and independent restaurants including stints at Bather Pavilion, Mission Hill Family Estate and Hayman Island to name a few. After more than ten years leading kitchen teams to success on three continents he came to the UAE in 2008 evolving into an operations role. A tenure at Emirates Palace was instrumental in setting him up to help launch a new food group and the development of three new brands for the UAE market.
When asked for a comment Mr. Morrow said: “It is a pleasure to join the team at Ròya. We all have a common view and goal-delivering excellence through creative solutions to the daily challenges and opportunities in our fast changing industry. Our base in Dubai and the unique deep roots area knowledge that Ròya has along with the group’s amazing history of contributing to the iconic brands and developments that helped define this vibrant market are all part of what drew me to them.”
Upon joining Ròya, CEO Kees Hartzuiker welcomed Mr. Morrow and said: “Having gained an in- depth understanding of operational food and beverage requirements, Andrew brings to Ròya an exceptional portfolio of specialist knowledge and experience in all aspects of the hospitality food and beverage industry whether from menu planning, creation and engineering to an ability to comprehensively review back of house operations and services. He loves what he does and it shows in all aspects of his passion and drive for excellence.” Mr. Morrow also announced that he will lead a senior panel discussion “Designing for Scalability” at the upcoming prestigious Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) taking place in Dubai between March 14-16, an event which Roya is sponsoring. GRIF is now in its third year and in 2016 being powered by MICHELIN.