Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi has appointed Anja Van Zyl to the position of executive chef.
The Namibian national has 20 years of experience working in her home country, South Africa, the Maldives, China, and the UAE.
While in the UAE she previously worked for Rotana Hotels for seven years, opening new hotels and restaurant concepts, before moving to Shanghai from where she has joined Le Royal Meridien.
General manager Ashraf Siessy said: “Working the ranks of the kitchen as every novice does, Anja can be described as our newest iconic sensation and we are indeed proud to have her join our LRM family. We are confident that Anja’s expertise will continue to drive the success and growth of our culinary team and we are excited to witness the transition.”
Van Zyl is inspired by simple ingredients, focusing on Asian and European cuisine with a modern spin.