Founder and President
Before founding culinary digital content start-up Passionomy.tv in early 2021, Michael was the Chief Culinary Officer at Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts from 2018 until 2021, overseeing the food and beverage activities of their 23 properties in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to his time at Jumeirah, from 2011 to 2018, Michael was Global Director of the world-renowned Michelin Guides, overseeing the Michelin Inspection teams around the world and managing the production of Michelin Guides in 27 countries around the globe. This gave Michael an intimate knowledge of the world’s best chefs and restauranteurs and a unique understanding of global culinary trends. Earlier in his career, Michael has held senior commercial roles with a number of companies in the Fortune 500. As a young man Michael attended the Ecole Hoteliere Ferrandi in Paris, and worked in front of the house positions at Fairmont and Rosewood hotels. A dual American and French citizen, Michael has spent most of his life in Europe.
See Michael Ellis speak in the following sessions:
11:10 – 11:40
Celebrating regional excellence – is the Middle East reaching a tipping point in both local and global recognition of its talent and food scene?