Kempinski Ajman hires exec chef Michael Kreiling

Michael Kreiling has had previous experience in Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany
Michael Kreiling
Michael Kreiling

Kempinski Hotel Ajman has appointed Michael Kreiling as its new executive chef.

German national Kreiling has 26 years of international experience to his role, whilst having worked for five continuous years in Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany.


In 2005, he worked in Cologne when he was the head chef of a gourmet restaurant at Hyatt Regency Cologne and together with the team, he won a lot of awards, including 16/ 20 Gault Millau Points.

In 2008, he ran a four-week German culinary promotion in Tokyo, and also worked in a fine-dining restaurant on a cruise liner.

For the past two years, Kreiling has held the position of executive chef at the Hyatt Regency in Belgrade, and prior to that, he spent three years in London with Andaz in Liverpool Street, that was awarded with 3AA Rosettes when he was the executive sous chef.

He has also contributed to numerous culinary books, worked in the Relais & Chateaux Hotel where he cooked for many dignitaries and ministers and in 2007 was featured on a German culinary TV show.

Hotel manager Kai Schukowski said, “We’re delighted to welcome chef Michael on board at Kempinski Hotel Ajman. Michael’s remarkable international experience, skills and passion for innovation will only build on our team’s success and further encourage the development of the food and beverage department.

"We look forward to making changes and bringing a fresh vibe to all of our 10 food and beverage outlets by changing the products in order to take our discerning guests to a new dimension of memorable culinary journeys.”

In his new role, Kreiling together with his culinary team will be working closely with the director of food & beverage, overseeing all culinary aspects of the property’s ten food and beverage outlets and private dining services and the hotel’s internal and external catering and banqueting operations.



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