Dubai is top of the list for many elite travelers, but while the city may be more well known for its lavish hotels, Dubai has also developed a pedigree for importing some of the world’s best chefs. To celebrate Dubai and its thriving culinary scene, Elite Traveler has rounded up our list of the chefs to watch this year.
Tristin Farmer, Marina Social
Born in rural Scotland, Tristin Farmer started his career at the illustrious Gleneagles Hotel where he trained in the two Michelin star restaurant before moving to London in 2007 where he worked at Gordon Ramsey at Claridges. Three years later Farmer had been promoted from chef de partie to sous chef before moving to Petrus as senior sous chef helping them win a Michelin star in 2011.
Farmer’s hand in winning Petrus their star, and his culinary wizardry resulted in Ramsey promoting him again, this time making him head chef at Maze by Gordon Ramsey where he led the kitchen for three years before leaving to join Jason Atherton’s The Social Company. Over the next four years Farmer worked across Pollen Street Social, City Social, the pre-opening of Aberdeen Street Social in Hong Kong, before finally settling in his current role as Chef Patron at Marine Social. While Farmer is already a well established chef, his undeniable skill is what makes him a chef to watch this year. As with any chef of Farmer’s calibre, their dedication to constantly improving will see him take Marina Social to another level over 2018.