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August 13, 2019

It’s out at the end of August.


The chefs: Tano Simonato, Silvia Baracchi, Vineet Bhatia, Antonio Suppa, Maneet Chauhan, Carla Pellegrino, Teresa Cutter, Colin Clague, Luca Rosati, James Knight-Pacheco, Reif Othman, Daniel Negreira, James Oakley, Daniel Chavez, John Buenaventura, Mirko Fassari, Lim Yew Aun, Federico Teresi, Jean Winter, Tamara Chavez, Niyati Rao, Jorge Rivero, Saradhi Dakara, Giuseppe Cutraro, Carlo Quattrocchi and tea sommelier Marina Zbinden.

Top 50 most influential people within the MENA region

December 1, 2018

 former TV chef in the UK, James Knight-Pacheco has made his mark in the Middle East over the past six years with roles including executive chef for both Dubai Marina Yacht Club and Vida Downtown Dubai. Now after just half a year in his new role, Knight-Pacheco has already worked to revamp the menu across the seven concepts at Six Senses Zighy Bay​

Out Of The Frying Pan and into Sandhurst

November 3, 2016

We were only there to watch. It's standard procedure in an observational series, but a little less easy to pull off when your lens is trained on two rookie caterers who've just been told they must deliver a three-course banquet to nearly 300 newly commissioned officers.

Chef Talk

October 1, 2016

Interview with Khaleej Times reporter

The Chef, the Designer, the Dish and the Setting: Finding the Meaning of Life, and Cooking in Dubai

August 28, 2016

E.Nina Rothe asked three world-class chefs in Dubai to create culinary creations inspired by fashions discovered at the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience

Sensing a move

September 1, 2016

James Knight Pacheco, acclaimed chef and much-loved UK TV personality, talks about his new post at Six Senses Zighy Bay’s Sense on the Edge

James Knight-Pacheco’s Celebrity Thermomix Dinner

September 13, 2016

Madame Thermomix’s Recipe for Success

one contestant from Raymond Blanc’s “The Restaurant”
one MasterChef winner
one Celebrity MasterChef winner
one travelling chef
one nutritional therapist
one captivating canapé creator
one world-renowned magician
one hotel chef and his kitchen staff


Sample a taste of Princesshay on trip to the shops

October 19, 2016

Next month Princesshay will transform its main square into a foodie heaven, installing a professional cookery theatre and inspiring shoppers with mouthwatering demonstrations from celebrity chefs from across the region and the shopping centre's own restaurants


Cooking La Vida Loca

February 12, 2017

New interview with Hotel News Middle East magazine.

The article has been featured in the "Talent" section, James talks about his influences as well as his new role within Emaar.

Sahtein by WG

February 1, 2019

Please check out the article on Oman, and the place of work where I am creating delicious delights, there are also some equally awesome chefs too

Taste New Zealand Chef of the Year 2017

November 6, 2017

Take a look at the Taste New Zealand Chef of the Year competition which was held throughout 2017. In total, 30 Chefs competed across the four heats with James Knight-Pacheco being crowned the winner at The Pro Chef Middle East Awards this November. 

WG Magazine

April 18, 2017

 James Knight-Pacheco talks to GW magazine.

New Role

January 22, 2017

James Knight-Pacheco has been appointed as the new executive chef at Vida Downtown Dubai.


Dubai Marina Yacht Club appoints James Knight-Pacheco as new Executive Chef

August 25, 2016

Dubai Marina Yacht Club, one of the renowned private yacht clubs in the Middle East, has appointed James Knight-Pacheco as its new Executive Chef, responsible for all culinary operations.

Six Senses Zighy Bay, chef James Knight-Pacheco

September 1, 2016

James Knight-Pacheco is new chef de Cuisine at the luxury Six Senses Zighy Bay. James will be responsible for the new culinary experience at Sense on the Edge, the restaurants fine dining mountain – top restaurant.




In-toto Exeter to host Culinary Experience Events

September 14, 2016

Come and visit In-toto Exeter's first Culinary Experience Event with local chef James Knight-Pacheco! Cultivate and improve your culinary skills for the home and be encouraged to use fresh locally sourced ingredients through interesting and instructive demonstrations in a relaxed environment.

The Recipe for Success

December 21, 2016

James reached the finals of BBC2’s ‘The Restaurant’ in 2008. He has worked with some kitchen greats, including Raymond Blanc and Gordon Ramsey. He can currently be seen in BBC2’s ‘Out of the Frying Pan’.​

The Recipe for Success

December 16, 2018

The Ultimate Culinary Collection will be launched early in 2019. The book will feature 100 recipes by 100 executive chefs from 100 of the world's finest hotels. ALL proceeds from sales of the books will be used to fund the vaccination of underprivileged babies against Rotavirus.

I am proud to announce that Executive Chef James Knight-Pacheco from the world-renowned Six Senses Zighy Bay in #Oman will be sharing his signature 'Date Me' Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe'!

Time Out Mystery Box with Chef James Knight-Pacheco at Vida Downtown

April 1, 2017

Time Out challenges Vida Downtown’s executive chef James Knight-Pacheco to cook a restaurant-quality dish from a basket of mystery ingredients.

Five Festive Recipes To Try This Month by Chef JKP

December 11, 2017

 James Knight-Pacheco walks Harper's Bazaar through five staple sides to try this holiday season, from a brilliant bread sauce to the perfect roast potato.

The Thursday Brunch on Dubai Eye Radio

August 27, 2016

Watch the video of Chef James Knight-Pacheco, Executive Chef at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club, preparing his Earl Grey Salmon, cured and smoked, live on air!

Brits Abroad - James Knight-Pacheco

August 30, 2016

James Knight-Pacheco is chef de cuisine of Sense on the Edge, a fine dining restaurant located on the mountainside within the Six Senses Zighy Bay resort in Oman. He tells Janet Harmer of his delight at the outlet being named the Best Restaurant in the 2012 Middle East Hotel Awards.

Watermelon and Green Tea - James Knight-Pacheco

September 4, 2016

Many thanks to James Knight-Pacheco for this recipe, which was featured at the Annual Thermomix Demonstrators Conference in May 2011, and in Chef Magazine: "Power blended in the Thermomix, James' ginger-infused Watermelon and Green Tea pre-starter prepared the digestion for the coming feast."


And the award for Taste New Zealand Chef of the Year goes to ..........

November 6, 2017

The fifth annual Pro Chef Middle East Awards 2017 saw a record turnout, with 350 head chefs, distributors and culinary experts gathering for the industry-leading awards ceremony in Dubai on Monday 6th November.

Chef James featured as one of the best in Dubai

November 16, 2017

Open interview for GW magazine.