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Chef Greg
Dubai | | Professional
Specialty Cuisines: International, Iranian, Lebanese , Middle Eastern, Turkish
Vetted Experiences: Private Chef, Cooking Class, Chef Consultancy

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How did you start your journey?

Greg Malouf, Chef / Author and the mastermind behind contemporary Middle Eastern cuisine. Inspired by his extensive travels around North Africa and Moorish Spain, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iran and the Arabian Peninsula, Greg’s dishes are full of exciting flavours, aromas and colours and are, above all, a celebration of the spirit of generosity and sharing that characterizes the region.

Where is your cuisine inspired from?

Australia of Lebanese parents. After serving his formal apprenticeship in several of Australia’s finest restaurants, he went on to work in France, Italy, Austria and Hong Kong. Drawing on his cultural heritage and European training, Greg has forged a unique style of cooking that combines Middle Eastern tradition with contemporary flair

Work

Executive Chef | Cle Dubai | 2013 - 2016
Greg was the face & working Chef of Clé restaurant which was launched in Dubai in 2014 '"his is my home, my new destination and my dream to finally cook in the Middle East. This is a place where I can put Middle Eastern food on a pedestal. Cle’s food is truly an expression of an ancient culture done graciously and generously".

Executive Chef | Petersham Nursery, Richmond, United Kindom | 2012
In 2012 Greg was invited to join the iconic Petersham Nurseries Café in London, winning a Michelin star during his tenure on the merit of Middle Eastern cuisine....hats off to Lebanon

Executive Chef | MoMo Restaurant, Melbourne Australia | 2000 - 2009
In 2000 Greg was head-hunted to set up the glamorous new MoMo Restaurant in the city centre of Melbourne, and it was there that he cemented his reputation as the ‘Modern Middle Eastern Master’, winning numerous accolades and awards for his innovative cooking.

Head Chef | O'Connell's Hotel Restaurant, South Melbourne Australia | 1991 - 2000
Greg’s reputation was forged in Melbourne’s O’Connell’s Restaurant where, under his guidance a new kind of ‘Modern Middle Eastern’ cuisine was born: one which elevated the dishes of the Levant, North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Eastern Mediterranean to a lighter, more contemporary level, making it exciting and desirable.

Training

Apprentice Cook | William Angliss Culinary College Melbourne, Australia | 1980 - 1983
Day release training per week. Remaining days in full time employment at Haggar's Restaurant Melbourne as an apprentice cook.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

Strict - No refund after booking is made

What languages do you speak?

English

How far can you travel?

500 kms

Foodie Zeina | 5.0

Chef Greg was an awesome host! The food was incredible, he was so welcoming, and it made for a perfect surprise birthday dinner for my fiance and I. Thank you ...

Foodie Perry | 5.0

Chef Greg's effort made this culinary experience so unique! From the quality of the food, to the interactive experience of the cooking class, everything was so perfectly put together. He ...

Foodie Offline Booking | 5.0

Chef Greg delivered an amazing culinary experience, composed of 15 sharing courses of his best Middle Eastern creations. The smoked Ox tongue on carrot labneh, the halloumi fritters with pomegranate ...

Foodie Offline Booking | 5.0

This review is for a pop-up dinner organized in ChefXChanges offices in Beirut:
"Greg impressed us with the creativity of the dishes. Middle Eastern cuisine revisited in an amazing way. ...

Foodie Offline Booking | 5.0

The class was a great experience, Chef Greg is an amazing Chef and person. It was such a privilege to learn from him and enjoy his exquisite food at his ...

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