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9483 29 May 2024

F&B Excellence Awards: Restaurant Manager of the Year - Hotel Silver Winner

Pratheek Rai of the Fairmont The Palm has been recognized during the 2nd Middle East F&B Excellence Awards

Pratheek Rai, currently the Outlet Manager at Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, has been honored with the prestigious silver award for Restaurant Manager of the Year—Hotel at the 2nd Middle East F&B Excellence Awards. Joe Thomas, the Business Head at Danube Hospitality, and Raj Bhatt presented the award.

With approximately 12 years of industry experience, Pratheek has a dynamic skill set focused on developing comprehensive strategies to streamline restaurant operations and achieve profit objectives. His expertise extends to maintaining practical communication standards, providing thorough training to team members, and ensuring clear communication with guests. Notably, Pratheek has demonstrated exceptional leadership during high-pressure situations, adeptly resolving conflicts and consistently delivering results.

As a certified trainer, Pratheek has exhibited profound expertise in supervising the daily operations of restaurants. He has a keen eye for managing linen, forecasting revenue, and controlling expenses. His career highlights include consistently showcasing self-motivation, creativity, and business acumen to achieve corporate goals within 5-star hotel settings.

Pratheek possesses a diverse range of skills and expertise, spanning various areas such as restaurant operation management, food and beverage management, sanitation management, quality control and assurance, guest relationship management, strategic planning, training and development, team management, expense forecasting, revenue generation, and ensuring guest satisfaction.

Currently stationed at Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, Pratheek oversees the operations of the Little Miss India outlet. He brings a wealth of experience from previous roles, including Assistant Restaurant Manager positions at Banyan Tree Doha at La Cigale Mushaireb and Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, where he made significant contributions to the establishments' success.