General Manager - Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah C&I, Jumeirah Hospitality Continental Director - Africa Middle East Worldchefs Chairman Worldchefs - Congress 2020 Chairman - Emirates Culinary Guild
To talk about Merrill is a journey in itself like the man himself. In the time I have known Merrill and the family I have always been in awe of the mans passion and compassion. Watching him on stage in the Worldchefs Congress of 2016 in Greece I saw the love in the eyes of his son and grandson as they watched him, as he spoke not only of his passion for tea but for people, he took the audience through his journey and left all of us with an understanding that we must take care of the people around us not only family but our employees. The work that the family has done with the people of Sri Lanka and the way they have opened their hearts and their company to all Sri Lankans to take benefit from their success is the one thing that I will always remember about Merrill and what he has taught all of us. Happy Birthday to a great human being thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey. Andy Cuthbert.