Nigel Ngoni Machakata becomes Observatory Bar & Grill’s Chef De Cuisine

January 23, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau

Nigel Ngoni Machakata has been appointed as the new Chef De Cuisine Observatory Bar & Grill restaurant. A dynamic chef with expertise in menu creation and kitchen management Chef Nigel brings a progressive culinary touch and expert knowledge in various cuisines to Observatory Bar & Grill.

With over 14 years of industry experience and Michelin star expertise under his belt Chef Nigel has worked at some of Dubai’s renowned restaurants and brings with him a proven track record of excellence in leadership and managing kitchen teams.

In his new role as Chef De Cuisine at Observatory Chef Nigel is responsible for overseeing kitchen operations, menu curation and development as well as maintaining high quality working standards whilst providing guidance and leadership to his team.

Before joining Observatory Chef Nigel worked as Sous Chef at Emirates Leisure Retail and as Senior Sous Chef at Dubai Sports City where he helmed the day-to-day running of the kitchen and was responsible for training new and existing kitchen staff to ensure all team members adhere to culinary standards.

Hailing from Zimbabwe Chef Nigel moved to the UAE in 2008 to begin his professional culinary journey as Chef De Partie at Atlantis, The Palm at the hotel’s Aquaventure venue. Due to his passion and dedication to honing his culinary skills Chef Nigel then moved to the renowned Seafire Steakhouse & Bar at Atlantis where he worked for two years.

In 2013 Chef Nigel moved to the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant Ossiano where he had the opportunity to broaden his knowledge on different cooking techniques, ingredients as well as managing junior kitchen team an ensuring that standards are consistently maintained.

Two years later ready for the next challenge Chef Nigel took the role of Sous Chef at KIZA, Dubai’s only Pan-African restaurant located in DIFC where he led on menu creation and honed his skills in the art of grilling.



Previous Article Next Article



A new branch of Waitrose comes up in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa City

British grocer Waitrose has opened its newest store in Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa 

Continue Reading

January 25, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
Its Netherlands Food Week at Al Maya Supermarkets

UAE-based Al Maya Supermarkets has kicked off its ‘Netherlands Food Week’ that 

Continue Reading

January 20, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
Tesco announces price lock to support consumers amid inflation (PC: Andrew Parsons / Parsons Media)

British grocery retail chain Tesco has announced a price lock on over 

Continue Reading

January 13, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
Union Coop renews ISO certification

Dubai-based grocery retailer Union Coop has successfully obtained the ISO 22301, an 

Continue Reading

January 12, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona announces salary increase amid inflation (PC: Mercadona)

Spanish omnichannel supermarket chain Mercadona has announced salary increase amid inflation that 

Continue Reading

January 3, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
Choithrams partners with Rove Hotels to open 8 new outlets

Grocery retail chain Choithrams will open eight convenience stores across Rove Hotels’ 

Continue Reading

December 30, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau
Géant to open more than 20 stores in the UAE in 2023

Part of regional retail conglomerate GMG, Géant plans to open more than 

Continue Reading

December 23, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau
FMCG online sales growing by 68% in UAE and 58% in KSA

Online share in FMCG sales has been growing all over the world, 

Continue Reading

December 19, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau
Majid Al Futtaim Retail, Standard Chartered launch region’s first Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Programme

Majid Al Futtaim Retail, operator of the Carrefour franchise in the Middle 

Continue Reading

December 15, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau
GMG and Silal partner to support 1,100 UAE farms access local retail market

UAE-based diversified conglomerate GMG and Silal have signed a memorandum of understanding 

Continue Reading

December 12, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau
Lulu Group partners with Amazon expanding grocery offerings to online customers in the UAE

Abu Dhabi based grocery retail chain Lulu Group has partnered with Amazon 

Continue Reading

November 24, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau
Food Tech Valley partners with Tradeling to boost UAE’s food ecosystem

UAE-government-led initiative Food Tech Valley – announced in 2021 by His Highness 

Continue Reading

November 17, 2022 | By RetailME Bureau

Download Images RetailME Magazine