Jason Dell

Jason Dell

Divisional Director - F&B at Bin Haider Hospitality
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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Armored with an infectious appetite for food, hospitality and design my creative skillset is the result of an extensive repertoire of richly rewarding work and life experiences. A fastidious resort hotel and restaurant industry professional held in high regard by my peers I earlier cemented my reputation as an internationally respected award‐winning executive chef in my home country. Progressively new opportunities arose to develop my experience, and afforded me the privilege to truly strengthen my management skillset. Relationship building and collaborating with project consultants, building architects, interior designers and brand agencies are core strengths and attributes I have developed over time from my varied work experiences living abroad.

Confident to lead, direct, counsel and inspire teams of hospitality professionals and operational support staff, I have successfully been involved in the overall concept creation and development phases through to pre‐opening and on-going daily management of various new food & beverage businesses that include standalone restaurants to boutique resorts and city hotels. My personal contributions have evidenced achievement of forecast sales and revenue projections, strict control of operational costs, delivery of optimum guest satisfaction scores, flow through of guest footfalls and repeat custom, positive growth in market share, industry reputation and profile. As a manager I am motivated to nurture and prosper team spirit and staff morale and my efforts have evidenced greater associate retention levels and noticeably more stability and consistency in the day to day business performance.

Transcending from hands on operations of high end hotels, kitchens and restaurants through to business advisory and hospitality consultancy roles, I am proud of a deserved reputation for benchmarking and demanding exacting standards of excellence, embracing innovation and striving for continuous improvement. Favoring stimulating, energized work environments that embrace diversity and encourage out of the box thinking I have throughout my career always sought to partner with owners and senior management who recognize talent and drive and who identify and connect with my enthusiasm and expertise whilst demonstrating willingness and commitment to invest in me.


  • Divisional Director - F&B

    Bin Haider Hospitality - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    June 2018 - Now · 6 months

    Bin Haider Hospitality is a subsidiary of Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Holding Group (MOBH) Grand Excelsior Hotel – Al Basha Grand Excelsior Hotel – Bur Dubai Grand Excelsior Hotel – Deira Holiday Inn – Bur Dubai Holiday Inn – Downtown Dubai Pipeline New Hotel Projects ‐ Dubai + Development, review and implementation of overall F&B strategy across Hospitality division + Review, update and re‐develop company standard operation procedures, policies, guidelines for all GE Hotel properties to support overall GE hotel brand

  • Director of F&B

    Al Hamra Real Estate Development - Ras Al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

    September 2016 - June 2018 · 1 year and 10 months

    Full P&L accountability for cluster of four licensed food & beverage outlets in Al Hamra Village + Financial management + Talent recruitment, training and development + Sales and marketing + Company SOP development and implementation + Concept development + Menu engineering

  • Director of Culinary and Food & Beverage

    Emaar Hospitality Group - Rove Hotels - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    F&B kitchen
    March 2015 - August 2016 · 1 year and 7 months


  • Bachelor of Applied Management

    Otago Polytechnic - Auckland, New Zealand

    June 2018 - Now

    Currently undertaking via e-lerarning platform on a part time basis. Completion and achievement expected December 2019.

  • Level 4 HACCP & Advanced Food Hygiene

    Taylor Shannon International - London, United Kingdom

    June 2016 - July 2016

  • 21856, Level 5 Supervise Judging of Culinary Arts

    NZ Qualification Authority - Wellington, New Zealand

    June 2008 - July 2008

  • 4098, Level 4 Hospitality Operations & Cookery

    Hospitality Standards Institute of New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand

    June 2000 - July 2000

  • Trade Certificate 75/1, 75/2

    New Zealand Qualifications Authority - Wellington, New Zealand

    January 1989 - December 1989


  • English
    Professional working


  • Budgeting / Cost Control
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Culinary Arts
  • Executing Strategy
  • F&B Marketing
  • Finance management
  • Food & Beverge
  • Human Resources
  • Menu Engineering
  • Microsoft Suite
  • P&L Management
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Quality audit
  • Report writing
  • Space Planning
  • Talent management
  • Team Building & Leadership
  • Team Training


  • Voluntary Industry Associations

    Member of NZ Chefs Association for 10 years
    WACS Approved Culinary Judge
    Team Member of Gold Medal Winning NZ Culinary Team
    Regional President - Otago Branch of NZ Chefs Association
    City & Guilds Verifier
    Queenstown Resort College - Industry Advisor

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