On the Move

93406 04 Jan 2021

Two New Senior Appointments at Bistro Des Arts

Vincent Allard and Joao Filipe Martins Garcia joins Bistro Des Arts.

Dubai, UAE, 04 January 2020 After a recent move to the UAE from Rio de Janeiro, Vincent Allard has been appointed as the General Manager of Bistro des Arts, Dubai Marina's favourite French brasserie. With over 12 years industry experience, Allard brings strong commercial acumen, passion for service excellence and a sound financial focus.

"Vincent has proven to be a modern leader that builds success through developing a strong team spirit and igniting employee creativity, engagement and motivation - we're thrilled to have him join the family", comments Naim Maadad, Chief Executiveand Founder, Gates Hospitality.

In a separate appointment, Joao Filipe Martins Garcia has filled the role as head chef. With 13 years experience under his belt, Joao has hit the ground running adding his creative flair to the menu, introducing over eight news dishes. Maadad continues, "We are thrilled to have Joao on board with us, bringing his inspired ideas for new and exciting dishes to showcase to our customers in the new year".


Name: Vincent Allard
Nationality: French
Job title: General Manager Responsibilities: Delivers revenues and profits by developing, marketing, financing, and providing appealing restaurant service; managing staff.
Number of years in the business: 12 years
Work history:
2017-2020: General manager at Canastra, Rio de Janeiro
2016: General manager at L'Avenue, Ibiza
2013-2015: General manager at Chez Julien, Paris
2012-2013: Restaurant manager at 57 Restaurant, Tokyo
2010-2012: Restaurant manager at Hakkassan, London
2008-2010: Restaurant manager at Fredericks, New York


Name: Joao Filipe Martins Garcia
Nationality: Portuguese
Job title: Head Chef
Responsibilities: Creating and developing menus, negotiation with supplies to get the best deals, Staff training, Hand S responsibilities and hight standards for food delivery
Number of years in the business: 13 years
Work history:
2019 2020: Group Head Chef at Meraas Holding
2017 2019: Head Chef at Butcha Steakhouse
2015 2017: Executive Chef La Cantine Du Faubourg
2014 2015: Head Chef at GQ Bar
2013 - 2014: Head Chef at CS Hotel
2011 2013: Sous Chef at Eleven Restaurant