Global Restaurant Investment Forum

25-27 February 2019 – NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam


25-27 February 2019 – Amsterdam

Speaker Profile

Elmar Pichorner

Partner, Atelier EPJ

Elmar Pichorner holds a Bachelor of Arts in hospitality management issued by renowned Bad Hofgastein Hospitality Management School in Austria and has accumulated 28 years experience in the hospitality and food service industry.

After his graduation he soon ventured overseas to China, Madeira, Indonesia, Mauritius and finally Dubai collecting profound Food & Beverage opening and operations experience in front of house and senior managerial positions.

After numerous years of operational experience his career took him to join the Kerzner International Development team in 2001, working with Patrick on a number of prestigious projects around the world. Elmar left Kerzner International in 2007 to launch Zuma Dubai, a contemporary Japanese Restaurant concept that quickly established itself as one of Dubai’s premier restaurant ventures.

Recent conceptual development and design facilitation projects include:
Zuma Restaurant, Dubai | 2008
build, launch and operation

La Petite Maison Restaurant, Dubai | 2010
kitchen planning and pre-opening assistance

Phoenix88 Chinese Restaurant, KSA | 2015
concept & design development

Alibey Resort, Maldives
concept & design development

Wafi Hotel, Dubai
concept & design development
interior design