Chef James Knight-Pacheco joins Cove Beach as group executive chef

Chef James Knight-Pacheco joins Cove Beach as group executive chef

Chef JamesChef James Knight-Pacheco’s culinary repertoire continues to flourish as Cove Beach recently appointed him as group executive chef.

Chef Knight-Pacheco, whose career spans more than 20 years, has worked at some of the world’s finest luxury hotels and restaurants in the UK and the Middle East, including: Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s; Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons in Oxfordshire, with two-Michelin starred chef Raymond Blanc; Six Senses- Zighy Bay in Oman; Dubai Marina Yacht Club; and Vida Downtown, part of Emaar Hospitality Group.

He was also part of the pre-opening team for the flagship property ME by Melia at The Opus Tower, designed by the late Zaha Hadid.

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In May 2020, Knight-Pacheco launched the Chef JKP Podcast, which celebrates the inspirational stories of people in the hospitality industry and has run for three seasons so far on all podcast streaming platforms. He also co-founded the Dubai Chef’s Collective.

His most recent achievement was being named in Gault & Millau dining guide’s UAE edition.

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