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Chef Dima
Beirut | | Professional
Specialty Cuisines: International, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern
Vetted Experiences: Private Chef, Cooking Class, Corporate Event, Catering, Chef Consultancy

Know more about Chef Dima's Cooking Style with these sample menus.

How did you start your journey?

I was first influenced by the traditional Syrian cuisine as a child in my mother's kitchen. At that time cooking was my only passion. Growing up in a country full of heritage & flavors; I decided to continue my culinary journey to bring my cooking skills & passion to a higher level of techniques & art. After graduating in cooking, food service & restaurant management from Montreal, Canada, I began my path in the culinary & restaurants business.

Where is your cuisine inspired from?

As a child, I was influenced by my mom & grandma's kitchen. Then when I grew up, I moved to Canada to finish my studies in culinary, food service & restaurant management. However, traveling was one of the main reasons of my culinary and food culture knowledge improvement. Nevertheless, passion has always been my source of creativity and key to success.

Work

Chef in charge of all Syrian events | Makan & Motto Restaurants | 2015 - Now
In charge of all the Syrian event nights @ Makan & Motto Restaurants

Operation & Development Manager | Naranj Restaurant Amman & Kuwait | 2013 - 2015
In charge of the openings of three branches of Naranj Restaurant. One in Amman & 2 in Kuwait

Executive Sous Chef | Bread & Roses Catering - Beirut | 2012
Chef Joe Barza's Culinary Consultancy team

Owner & Executive Chef | Garde Manger Catering - Syria | 2008 - 2012
Holding many accounts of several companies, organizations & embassies such as Total Petroleum Company, MTN, British Council, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, UN, UNHCR, UNRWA, Canadian Embassy, Italian Embassy, American Embassy, Spanish Embassy...etc in addition to supplying desserts for many restaurants such as Road House, Shakespeare & Co, First Cup Cafe, Toledo, Cinema City, Mhana Catering lunch boxes.

Food & Beverage Consultant | Kiwan Palace & Restaurant - Damascus | 2008

Service Training Consultant | Naranj Restaurant - Damascus | 2007
Setting all the service standards manuals & SOP's in addition to all the trainings in the opening period of Naranj

Il Circo Outlet Manager | Four Seasons Hotel - Damascus | 2005 - 2007

Executive Chef & Manager | Zyara Restaurant & Ceramic Cafe Damascus | 2003 - 2005
In charge of the kitchen & front of the house

Chef de partie | Guido & Angelina Restaurant - Montreal | 2003

Chef de partie | Buonanotte Restaurant - Montreal | 2002 - 2003

Training

F&B Trainee | Four Seasons Hotel Amman | 2005

Trainee | Weinsten & Gavinos Restaurant - Montreal | 2002

Trainee | College La Salle - Fuscia Restaurant Montreal | 2000 - 2002

What is your Cancellation Policy?

Moderate - Full refund up to 1 week before the event, 50% refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees

What languages do you speak?

English, French, Arabic, Italian

How far can you travel?

495 kms

Foodie Miguel | 5.0

The experience was nice and rewarding. All went as planned.
Best of luck to ChefXchange and Chef Dima.

Foodie Abed El Karim | 5.0

Chef Dima was great. Informative, helpful and clean. We loved the food and the entire experience was so classy and out of the ordinary

Foodie Dalia | 4.3

We really enjoyed our dinner and enjoyed the involvement of chef Dima which made it a wonderful evening. She's very friendly . Despite shortage of kitchen supplies , she was ...

Foodie Offline Booking | 5.0

Nous avons été très satisfaits de la prestation du Chef tant sur la qualité, la présentation, l’hygiène, la gestion du temps etc… Bravo Chef! Merci une fois encore de votre ...

Foodie Rana | 5.0

Dima is an excellent chef and an extremely friendly person. We all loved the food and had a great first day of Ramadan. The food was tasty, clean, and even ...

Foodie Offline Booking | 4.8

Chef Dima amazed us with her Syrian Fusion tacos: Shawarma, crispy chicken, soujouk and finally the sweet nutella and banana.
Great finger food for our gathering.

Foodie Aristide | 5.0

Amazing and mouth watering Syrian cuisine. Chef Dima is a very pleasant person and her passion for exquisite food is very contagious. Very highly recommended !!

Foodie Reine | 4.5

Chef Dima was great. She was very friendly and interactive. She explained the food she was preparing and answered all our questions.

Foodie Ali Rida | 5.0

Wonderful food, and a great time indeed. Chef Dima was very professional and explained to us the origins of her delicious food.

Foodie Rawan | 4.7

Chef Dima's menu was absolutely delicious! She prepared for us five Syrian dishes with a fusion touch- my favorite was the Pastrami Rolls. She had a great personality, and passion ...

Foodie Ahmad | 4.7

That was our first experience with authentic Syrian cuisine, EVER! It's surly nothing like Lebanese food, we loved all of Chef Dima's dishes. Moreover, she's a great person to have ...

Foodie Karl | 4.8

Chef Dima has a great personality and her passion for food is contagious. She came with fresh ingredients, herbs and spices from her hometown and cooked up a feast. Syrian ...

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