UAE Team

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

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

Dan Wells
Director ECS

Dan Wells has recently been appointed VP Commercial for Emirates Flight Catering, taking over the role of Director for one of EKFC’s Joint Venture’s – Emirates Cuisine Solutions; in addition to leading the way for wider Commercial division for the organization. Dan is a highly focused, self-motivated and talented executive who has excelled in all roles undertaken for the past 17 years – a creative and well organized manager, who works to deadlines and achieve results. He is a passionate individual who has strong self-belief and thinks outside the box. His motto is: You can achieve any goals through hard work, commitment and team work.

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

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.

Marie-Charlotte Rossignol
Marketing Manager

Accomplished senior marketing professional with over 12 years’ international experience in strategic planning and management, interactive marketing, creative development, social media, public relations and events organization, Marie-Charlotte provides creative, innovative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking marketing for Emirates Cuisine Solutions. Having worked in various countries such as Spain, France, Mauritius, South Africa and the UAE, she capitalizes her knowledge in Hospitality, Events and Food concepts to develop Emirates Cuisine Solutions in the GCC.

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

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