Alliance Abroad opens office in Dubai

Opening of Alliance Abroad's office in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 23 May 2023.

Alliance Abroad is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Dubai. This move marks a significant expansion of the company’s presence in the Middle East, providing a strategic hub for operations and expanding employment opportunities for culinary talent seeking employment in Australia.

With Alliance Abroad’s established reputation as a leader in international staffing and with their head office located in the United States, their Dubai office – strategically positioned at the cross-section of Asia, Europe, and Africa, we are well positioned to provide seamless, top-quality service and support to chefs, employers, and partners across the globe.

Regional Director – Australia and Middle East, Jennifer Woodbridge says “I am thrilled to share the news about our office opening in Dubai, the 8th country division within the Alliance Abroad portfolio. Dubai is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world and home to a massive pool of and highly talented and multi-cultural chefs.”

Alliance Abroad’s decision to open a new office in the UAE reflects their commitment to meeting acute labour needs of Australian hospitality employers by connecting them with highly experienced chefs who are seeking a new career pathway in Australia.

Woodbridge adds “with a physical presence in Dubai, our team can help interested and skilled chefs of all nationalities to live and work in Australia via our Skilled Professional and Trainee programs; designed to introduce foreign chefs to Australian culture, work conditions, and culinary practices, so they can hone their skills, expand their experience, and to solely experience Australia’s thriving culinary scene for up to four years.”

Alliance Abroad invites interested chefs to get in touch to learn more about their exciting culinary programs and the opportunities available to them in Australia.

Chefs seeking employment in Australia:


Address: Alliance Abroad, Dubai Knowledge Park, B13, unit G24, Dubai

Australian Hospitality Employers:

Contact: Bianca Haviland, Business Development Manager Email:

(Pictured are (L-R): Mr. Sunjeh Raja, CEO of the International Centre for Culinary Arts; James Bell, CEO of Alliance Strategies; Jennifer Woodbridge, Regional Director, Alliance Abroad Australia & Middle East; Zareen Hussain, Education Manager, Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade); Mounir Sankary, Deputy Consul General & Trade Commissioner, Austrade Dubai.


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