Along with providing a refuge for the mind and soul, adventures that cause adrenaline to rush and a diverse selection of memorable dining experiences with spectacular views, Six Senses Zighy Bay has a lot more to offer.
The property which is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman has recently announced the appointment of Executive Chef, James Knight-Pacheco. Chef James Knight-Pacheco who has previously worked as the Chef de Cuisine at Sense on the Edge in Zighy Bay, which won the ‘Best Restaurant Middle East 2012’, is returning to the resort to head all food and beverage offerings through the resort’s outstanding dining venues’ kitchens.
Chef James Knight-Pacheco brings with him unique skills and cooking techniques owing to his extraordinary culinary career of over 15 years. He has worked with renowned Michelin starred chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Raymond Blanc and Phil Howard to name a few. That gave him an exposure not many are lucky enough to get.
He is also known for his show on BBC prime time ‘Out of the Frying Pan’ and has made numerous public appearances at high-profile industry events. James is also an energetic and unique live demonstrator having presented to audiences ranging in size from 3,000 in various BBC Good Food shows, as well as for intimate high-profile VIP dinner events.
He has worked for leading hotel and restaurants in the UK and the Middle East. He was the Head Chef at one of London’s most prestigious restaurants, as well as Demonstrator and Chef Tutor at Ashburton Cookery School in UK.
In his latest role which was with Emaar Hospitality Group as the Executive Chef for Dubai Marina Yacht Club and Vida Downtown Dubai, James contributed a wide-ranging plethora of dishes from different cuisines which also won him the ‘Chef of the Year 2017’ award.
With a career history like his and a culinary character that is inventive, progressive and intelligent, Chef James Knight-Pacheco is sure to make an impactful contribution to Six Senses Zighy Bay’s evolving gastronomic offering ensuring diners come back for more.