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Our
UAE Team

Our Dubai business is a joint venture between Emirates Flight Catering and Washington DC based Cuisine Solutions, the pioneers of sous-vide since 1971.

Led by Tim Whitehead – a foodie, with nearly 40 years’ experience in the food industry, the UAE team is made of passionate Chefs and industry experts focused on culinary innovation and solution

Cuisine Solutions operate 6 production facilities around the world, and when the Dubai facility opens in 2022, it will be the largest halal sous-vide factory in the world.

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Tim Whitehead
General Manager

Experienced Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the food & beverages industry, Tim is leading the UAE team for Cuisine Solutions. Skilled in Catering, Meat, Management, Business Development, and Culinary Skills, he is a strong professional with a HCIMA focused in Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management from Henley College.

LUKE JOHNSON
Executive Chef

Highly Skilled culinary innovation director and chef with a proven track record in cost saving initiatives, Innovation & NPD (new product development), specialist in frozen, chilled & ambient NPD across sauces, proteins, full plate meals, desserts, multi-site team leadership and business performance turnarounds,Luke is in charge of QSR (quick service restaurants, fast casual, casual dining and OBS (onboard service). Luke has strong food driven values based up on sustainability and quality

NICOLAS SMALBERGER
Executive Chef

With 24 years of experience in F&B and Culinary Operations globally, ranging from South Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, India, China, New York, Finland, Sweden & Germany along with consultancy experience in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Tanzania. He worked with some of the most internationally renowned chefs, including Conrad Gallagher, Liam Tomlin, Laurent Manrique and Richard Corrigan, all of whom have been awarded Michelin stars for restaurants they have managed and owned. In charge of our hotel segment, casual and fine dining, Nicolas is a passionate and dedicated member of our UAE team.

Juan van Huyssteen
Customer Services

Juan is a Food and Beverage Commercial specialist passionate about service excellence, accumulating collectively 22 years international experience. Expert in wine and sake with background as Head Sommelier and Director of Beverages growing into Restaurant General Manager roles and managed a mix of freestanding restaurants and in luxury 5-star hotels. Pre-opening restaurant specialist with a keen eye for setting unique experiences, Juan has joined the team handling our Customer services and Expo 2020 project

OUR SOLUTION
  • Brunch
  • In-room and buffet
  • Training
  • Personalized solution
OUR INDUSTRIES
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Airlines
  • Military
  • School Canteens and Cafeterias
  • Retails F&B outlet
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SAFER FOOD
Cuisine Solutions’ revolutionary technique produces safer, additive-free food by precision-cooking whole ingredients.
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