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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.

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. When the Dubai facility opens in 2022, it will be the largest halal sous-vide factory in the world.

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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

SAFER FOOD AS A FOCAL POINT
Cuisine Solutions’ revolutionary technique produces safer, additive-free food by precision-cooking whole ingredients. 

Get in touch with us on orders@cuisinesolutions.ae 

OUR INDUSTRIES
For decades, we have been working with several industries, providing the best solution according to their market needs and industry challenges globally. 

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Airlines
  • Military
  • School Canteens and Cafeterias
  • Retails F&B outlet
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OUR SOLUTION

  • Brunch to your table
  • In-room and buffet 
  • Training and sous vide initiation
  • Personalized solution from A to Z

Cuisine Solutions dedicated team of experts are here to accompany you every steps of the way. We believe in premium products, excellent service, and quality, opulent though traditional in our approach, at the peak of innovation. 

WE WILL PROVIDE:

  • Seasonal and Personalized Menu development (5-star and all day dining)
  • Personalized Etihad Airways’ signature menu including local flavor influences
  • Modern Kitchen Layout Suggestion fit for purpose
  • Ongoing training 

WE OFFER 3 OPTIONS: 

  • Full turnkey solution (fully prepared by Emirates Cuisine Solutions)
  • Half turnkey (Products by Emirates Cuisine Solutions and preparation by clients’ commissary)
  • Product only (Emirates Cuisine Solutions to deliver frozen goods
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