Guliya Galieva

Sous Chef

Hailing from the largest country in the world, transcontinental Russia, Guliya is part of our New Product Development team. 

Chef Guliya has worked in a number of restaurants across the globe including Dubai, Russia and Italy and her experiences of cooking different cuisines contribute to her ability to suggest tantalising new flavours and ideas when it comes to product development. 

Saud Al Matrooshi

Executive Sous Chef

Chef Saud joined Emirates Flight Catering in 2018 as the first Emirati chef to join the team. Chef Saud is on a mission to bring UAE cuisine to the world by creating fusion dishes that combine western techniques and taste profiles with the Arab world.

Creating dishes that appeal to a wide spectrum of palates, using clean and healthy Emirati inspired ingredients, is his passion.

Kai Boeddinghaus

Executive Chef Emirates First & Business Class Lounge

German-born Chef Kai is a recognised Michelin-starred Master Chef with over 19 years experience. He describes his cuisine as modern Mediterranean with Asian influences.

This multi award-winning culinary professional trained under Michelin-starred chefs in Germany and Europe. He joined EKFC after stints as a private chef and a culinary consultant, overseeing the Emirates First and Business Class Lounges in Dubai International Concourse A. He has also appeared in Masterchef programmes in Ireland and Australia.

Marco Shahin

Executive Chef

Chef Marco has been with EKFC since 2013. He was born in Cologne and raised in northern Bavaria, famous for its Christmas confectionaries. After training in a small family business, he moved to the Hyatt Hotel chain.

Chef Marco loves Italian cuisine, even though he is German. He advises aspiring chefs that the only way forward is to remain persistent.

Ryuta Sato

Executive Sous Chef

Hailing from the land of the rising sun, Japan, Chef Sato brings his highly talented skills to our kitchens.

Having worked in ultra-fine small restaurants in Tokyo, Japan, to large Mistukoshi outlets in Florida, USA, his skills are admirable and highly sought after in the training sessions he regularly conducts for our Cooks. 

Meet our world class team

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Our People

With employees drawn from 69 nations, Emirates Flight Catering is a truly global family.

Our employees are our greatest strength. Their passion, dedication and commitment ensure we maintain the highest possible standards of excellence and efficiency at every level of our operation.

From the creativity of our chefs to the expertise of our events coordinators, Emirates Flight Catering has access to some of the world’s best. Because they’re at the top of their game, they keep us at the top of ours.

Emirates Flight Catering Careers

Careers with Emirates

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