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Chef Elia
Beirut | | Amateur
Specialty Cuisines: French, Iranian, Japanese, Lebanese , Thai
Vetted Experiences: Private Chef, Catering

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How did you start your journey?

Margo's cooking inspired me. Margo was my mother, I learnt the very authentic and the very traditional from her. She used to cook with love, that's what I do.

Where is your cuisine inspired from?

It all started while watching my mother prepare her extravaganza dishes for a family of six men. I began with her recipes and directions years back, practicing until I almost reached her perfection, and along the years slowly and passionately cooked the very traditional, old fashioned, sometimes street food of every cuisine possible. La Nouvelle Cuisine is good, but I personally prefer the real thing. Needless to say that I dropped 35 long years of a successful career in the finance industry for the love of cooking.


Head Chef | Tawlet Souk el Tayeb | 2013 - 2014
I loved the concept, I loved the team, I loved the spirit, I loved the clientele. It was a great experience. I wanted to cook freely, no restrictions, it did not materialize. I asked to be excused.


Passionate cook | Self | 1997 - 2015

What is your Cancellation Policy?

Strict - No refund after booking is made

What languages do you speak?

English, French, Arabic

How far can you travel?

150 kms

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 Aristide | 4.3

Great food, amazing culinary experience. Highly recommended !

Foodie Anthony | 4.8

Chef Elia was a delight to have. A passionate, an entertainer, you name it. He made our evening and his shrimp coconut soup with coconut rice was delicious. Highly recommended!

Foodie Chef Mayas | 4.7

Chef Elia, the hippie soul, is a very sweet and lovable guy. His food touched us just as much as his bubbly personality and he wanted everyone to make sure ...

Foodie Karl | 4.7

Chef Elia is not only a great Chef, but an amazing entertainer. His story and adventures will keep you entertained all night. Chef by passion and not by profession, Chef ...