Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain has appointed French national Yann Bernard Lejard as executive chef. In his role he will also oversee 130 chefs, 11 restaurants, in-room dining and banquet catering.
Previously, Lejard worked in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain at Plums restaurant as chef de cuisine. Often a guest chef for master classes and pop-up restaurants throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, he has also been a finalist at Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire in Switzerland, along with a ranking in the Gault & Millau restaurant guide, among others.
Bernard de Villèle, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, said: “He is a master of art and a disruptor in the food scene with a following of admirers on social media to back it up. He also has the creativity and mastery to take our large ding portfolio to pure excellence. His hands on leadership and mentorship of the entire Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain kitchen brigade has been superb, so it was a natural choice to promote him to the next level. ”
The 245-room Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain is located in the Al Seef district in Manama, Bahrain.