Group Director of Food and Beverage
David Nicholls is Group Director of Food and Beverage, responsible for Mandarin Oriental’s food and beverage interests on a global basis. He joined Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park in November 1996 as Director of Food and Beverage and Executive Chef, and was promoted to his current position in 2007. He is based at the Group’s London office.
Mr Nicholls has over 30 years of relevant experience, and under his tenure some of the world’s most distinguished culinary talent has joined Mandarin Oriental, including Heston Blumenthal, Daniel Boulud and Thierry Marx.
Prior to joining Mandarin Oriental, he worked as a chef at Buckingham Palace, and was the youngest chef in the United Kingdom to be awarded a Michelin star.