Fairmont Dubai appoints Alain Ducasse alumni as executive chef

Renald Epie has worked at three of the French maestro’s restaurants
New hire, Fairmont Dubai
Alex Jeffries

Renald Epie, a French national with over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, has been appointed as the new executive chef of Fairmont Dubai.

Epie previously worked under multi-award-winning Alain Ducasse at three of his restaurants – Le Louis XV in Monte Carlo, The Spoon Food & Wine in Paris, and La Bastide de Moustier in the south of France – and has been in Dubai since 2013.


In his time in the Emirate, Epie was executive sous chef at Al Mahara in the Burj Al Arab, before joining the pre-opening team at Jumeirah Al Naseem.

He joins Fairmont Dubai following a spell at Atlantis, The Palm and will oversee the hotel’s 10 F&B outlets.

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