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Chef Karim
Understanding basics & culture will lead You to the perfect food creation by adding a dash a love & a squeeze of passion

Karim is your 5.0 star chef in Beirut, for hire to cook Asian & BBQ & International cuisines. Karim is excited to create your exclusive culinary experience with ChefXChange!

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Private Chef

Catering

Summary of where the Chef’s cuisine is inspired from and how he/she goes about expressing it

Cooking is more than mixing ingredients and creating aroma. After several years of hard work, I felt myself closest to the Japanese & Asian cuisines. Playing a new harmony between Japanese-Asian & the Mediterranean creates my "Own cooking Style" touch.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Ginger
  • Wasabi
  • Galangal
  • Chili
  • Lemon Grass
  • Coconut milk
  • Kombu
  • Yuzu
  • Sake
  • Mirin
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Hondashi
  • Miso
  • Katsuobushi

Cuisines

  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • International
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican

Experiences Provided

  • Private Chef
  • Cooking Class
  • Corporate Event
  • Catering
  • Chef Consultancy

How did the Chef learn how to cook and what is his story?

Born to cook, not an easy word, but when you dare yourself to professionalism, you can achieve it. I Graduated from La Sagesse University - Faculty of Hospitality Management, with the academic certification of Ecole Hoteliere de Laussane Switzerland. And working in a Three Michelin Star Restaurant "De Librije" top best restaurant in Netherlands for more than 11 years and one of the Top Restaurant in the World.

Ranking

  • Professional

Trainings

Top Restaurant in the World - De Librije - Netherlands
Kitchen Trainee (Oct 2015 - Dec 2015)

De Librije is a 3 Michelin Stars Restaurant, Best restaurant in Netherlands for 11 Successive years & one of Top Best Restaurant in the World. De librije is a boutique hotel by "Relaix et Chateaux" owned by Chef Jonnie Boer & his sommelier wife Therese, located in the center of "Zwolle" city 2 hours far from Amsterdam. I learned too much from a professional team, where i had the opportunity to share the Lebanese Culture & food, where i had the pleasure to share the Japanese cuisine Knowledge.

One Michelin Star - Pure C Restaurant - Netherlands
Kitchen Trainee (Sep 2015 - Oct 2015)

Pure C is an One Michelin Star Restaurant located in South of the Netherlands near Belgium's Borders, it's a concept created by a 3 Michelin Stars Chef Name's Sergio Herman. Pure C located in a village name Cadzand Bad on the dunes of this beautiful seashore, where all platters where created from their fresh local Sea products & ingredients, inspired from the Sea with an Asian-Mediterranean touch

Work Experience

"Omakase" Japanese Quality services Catering
Owner-Head Chef (Jan 2015-Now)

Omakase, is a Japanese Word means the Chef Choice, usually in Michelin restaurant when u ask for the chef's choice you will be able to eat the best quality dishes, with their passion & professionalism in working they will provide the best taste & food harmony with the best Quality Ingridients. Omakase is the only way to share passion, knowledge & my own touch through the Private Chef Dining Experience More over, using Premium & Top Quality Ingredients will add more value to my Professionalism.

Location

Beirut
Travel: 500 kms

Language Spoken

No description provided.

Cancellation Policy

  • Strict
    No refund after booking is made
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Reviews from Foodies:
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Eddy
5.0
February 2018
Great Experience with a young and talented Kay... Keep it up
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Samer
4.5
February 2018
The experience was superb. The food could be better, probably because of the last minute request. We will sure do it again!
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Karim
5.0
January 2018
Thank you for a great experience and ecstatic food. Guests were amazed by your professionalism and your expertise in cooking. Will definitely book again and best of luck in your future endeavors. Cheers!
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David
5.0
December 2017
We had a great experience with Chef Karim. He was very professional and prepared for us a four-course menu (french cuisine) which is one of the best we have ever had. He goes the extra mile in working on the presentation and selecting the finest ingredients. Highly recommended!
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Jean
4.8
December 2017
Great food quality and set up. Chef is humble. To be repeated.
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Shogher
5.0
November 2017
My booking with Chef Karim was amazing! Such a professional chef, not to mention the delicious food he prepared. The team he was working with were super active and responsive. It's a must try menu, and we would definitely consider again for our upcoming events. Thanks a million. Shogher
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Marc
5.0
July 2017
Really cool, friendly, patient and funny guy! we spent an amazing evening with him and will do it again for sure
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Farah
5.0
July 2017
Great food and presentation Chef Karim has the right positive attitude. I highly recommend him and would definitely use his services again.
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Christian
4.8
June 2017
Chef karim was perfect in every way. Met and perfectly arranged everything to suit all our special needs. He real meets the standard for a michelin chef.
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Suha
5.0
June 2017
It was the first time we used this service, will definitely contact Chef X Change again .
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Lilia
5.0
February 2017
We organized a family dinner with the kids aged 3 to 14 to enjoy great quality food and interact with the chef. We were 14 people in total and Chef Karim was simply perfect: he prepared individual sushi stations for the kids and they made their own rolls!! they were simply thrilled... the menu was excellent and the ingredients quality was exceptional: Otoro, Wagyu MB7, Eel.... Variety, taste and plating were all impressive and the great surprise were the exceptional deserts... both adults and children had an exceptional experience. Thank you chef for another great evening and for training our family's kids to be gourmet foodies.
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Lilia
5.0
February 2017
Chef Karim is just perfect in every way! I hosted a gourmet seated dinner for 14 guests and everything was beyond my expectations. The communication was efficient, the products were of the highest quality, the presentation was Michelin star standard, the taste was very nice, wine pairing selection was exceptional and my guests left very impressed. The experience was so pleasant that I wanted to share it again within the same week with my family! I cannot wait for an encore in a few days! I very strongly recommend Chef Karim for a wow effect!
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Mira
5.0
December 2016
Karim is a great chef when hosting a dinner at home. Highly professional, whilst at the same time friendly - he has become our go to chef for all our special times. The quality of his food is exceptional and his dishes are exquisite. Thank you Chef
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Offline Booking
5.0
November 2016
This was the second time Tarte aux Poires have booked Chef Karim for yet another challenge - make outstanding bites, with great and modern shapes, great tastes and a special format that works on creative trays for a fashion show. Despite all challenges, a small kitchen, and stressful event timeline, and models running backstage - Karim could serve 200+ guests and brought a smile on 20 models, 20 staff members and brand owners.
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Mira
5.0
October 2016
Chef Karim has the devotion, passion and savoir-faire that leave you asking for more. His culinary creations translate into delicious dishes from the salmon tartare, to the beef, to his mouth watering ginger cheese cake. A true epicurean feast! Definitely made my bachelorette a one of a kind. Already booking him for my next event.
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Offline Booking
5.0
October 2016
We recruited Chef Karim for Sacoor Launch private fashion event of 100+. We were very happy about the communication between us, along Chef Karim's willingness to co-create and customize a menu as per the requirements. Bites appeared simple, but flavors were remarkable, The Chef was extremely friendly and greeted everyone with a smile...
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Maria
5.0
October 2016
It was an excellent experience that would definilty repeat!! The food was great and chef Karim is very professional. Made my husbands birthday very special :) Thank you, Maria
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Guitta
4.8
September 2016
When I first read the reviews about Chef Karim, I honestly suspected it was the Chefxchange crew who had written it to promote for their chef. But when I had the dinner experience, I realized that the praise was not enough. Despite his young age, chef Karim proved to be a lot more talented and experienced than many chefs I have met and worked with. Thumbs up to the chef and the professional crew of CXC!!
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Sally
5.0
September 2016
Excellent experience! All guests loved the chef and his food! Karim was very professional and friendly, the food was great! Thank you very much!
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Offline Booking
5.0
July 2016
Chef Karim had 2 stands at the Ajaltoun Fiesta festival, one for burgers and another for noodles. He was very organised, clean and his food was delicious. He loved to engage with the customers! I would definitely recommend him for events and festivals.
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Offline Booking
5.0
July 2016
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 aide afin de nous aider a faire de cet événement un succès.
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Offline Booking
5.0
July 2016
We had an informal gathering of 15 people and Chef Karim served a great selection of exotic sushis and makis, with his signature dessert wasabi ginger cheesecake. Great value for money and a definite repeat!
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Danielle
5.0
June 2016
What a Chef, everyone present was delighted and happy with every single dish served. Thank you Chef Karim and to many more event with you and ChefXchange Team Thumbs Up!!
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Nicolas
5.0
April 2016
The passion, dedication, politness, availability, service, attention to details, attitude of chef Karim turned our dinner into an unforgatble evening and a trip of flavors around the world.
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Sahar
5.0
April 2016
I wanted to give my husband a special surprise on his birthday. He loves sushi but doesn't like the commercial places in town. So I booked a suite at a beach resort and asked Chefxchange to prepare a live sushi lunch in the garden. Chef Karim redefined the sushi experience, and transformed our lunch into a Multi sensorial experience filled with fun, culture, and great food. It felt as if we went on a gastronomic trip. He went to great lengths to satisfy our requirements and was very professional. The whole experience through chef xchange is highly recommended. It was above expectations.
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