Table 9, a unique concept restaurant by Dubai Creek, known for their bespoke dining experiences, is thrilled to welcome Chef Deanna Naidoo to its energetic team as the new Chef de Partie, currently acting as a Head Chef.
Chef Deanna started her journey up the gastronomy ladder in September 2013, after graduating from culinary school, in Abu Dhabi, joining Farah Leisure as commis. A year later she joined Hilton Dubai cluster by enrolling in the three-year apprentice program, giving the young chef an opportunity to learn from all the chefs and outlets under the cluster umbrella. Spending about six months at each venue, Chef Deanna worked at Table 9, Crave Restaurant, Pure Sky Lounge, Butchery and in the Main Kitchen of the hotels. The program gave her a perfect overview of the operations and different cuisines served at the hotels.
In 2017, Chef Deanna was appointed as a Chef de Partie at BiCE Ristorante at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah. Her main responsibilities were supervising staff and preparatory work, menu planning as well as costing and budgeting. A year later Deanna moved to the Maldives to expand her horizons as a Chef de Partie at Lux* South Ari Atoll resort. As a second in charge, Chef Deanna’s main responsibility was to assist Chef de Cuisine and ensure the high standards were met.
Beginning of November 2018, Chef Deanna moved back to Dubai to begin working as the Chef De Partie at Table 9, Hilton Dubai Creek. Acting as a Head Chef, she is responsible for creating new menus, looking after budgeting and food costing, training staff and leading the kitchen.
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