Upon joining Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi, John said, “I was lucky enough to grow up in New Zealand where the produce of meats and fresh fish are of an extremely high standard. The culinary training there is not only college-based but industry-related, where you get a grasp of what the hospitality industry is all about. I am delighted to bring that experience to Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi.”

John’s food journey counts more than 25 years of experience in the UK, Sweden, New Zealand and the Caribbean, in recognized restaurants and hotels, where he has made a name for himself with his unique signature dishes.

John also has an exquisite touch with seafood, beef, lamb and game meats. He accredits this talent to the high quality food markets and culinary academies of New Zealand where he lived and studied.