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Chef Karim

Creator of contemporary lebanese cuisine

Karim is your chef in Paris, for hire to cook BBQ & French & Mediterranean cuisines. Karim is excited to create your exclusive culinary experience with ChefXChange!



Private Chef

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

I use ingredients of Lebanon and the Levant countries to reinvent a generous, tasty and pleasurable cuisine. Cooking for others is sharing geography, history and passion. Pairing the right wines and drinks, serving with the right tempo transforms a meal in a unique experience, one of The moments of a lifetime.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • The best quality
  • The best origin
  • I choose them one by one


  • BBQ
  • French
  • Mediterranean
  • Middle Eastern

Experiences Provided

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

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

I loved cooking since I was a kid. I learned in the kitchens of my mom, aunts and grandma.... When I was a lawyer, I used to cook, organise diners, search for the best ingredients, until I understood I had to become a chef....


  • Professional


No description provided.

Work Experience

Founding partner (Nov 2015-Now)

Food Truck concept

Academy of Arab cuisine
Founder and President (Nov 2015-Now)

Zabad Beirut
Partner and Chef (Dec 2011-Aug 2012)

Cuisine of the lebanese terroir

PointBulles-L'Ecume des Bulles
Partner and Chef (May 2010-Jul 2014)

Champagne Bistro, and Shellfish restaurant Rated in Gault et Millau, .....

Karim Haidar Traiteur
Owner and chef (Jan 2010-Now)

Caterer in Paris, London, Doha, Dubai, Beirut..... Choosed as lebanese caterer by Alain Ducasse!

La Branche d'Olivier Paris
Owner and chef (Aug 2008-Oct 2011)

Contemporary lebanese fish restaurant Rated in Figaro, Elle.......

Liza Paris
Partner and Chef (Mar 2005-Oct 2008)

Contemporary lebanese restaurant rated by New York Times, Michelin, Gault et Millau ........

Fakhreldine London
Partner and chef (Jul 2003-Oct 2005)

Contemporary lebanese restaurant Awarded best middle-eastern restaurant in UK by Square Meal in 2004 and 2005 Rated by Michelin, The independent, Time Out.....

Owner/Manager (Jan 2003-Now)

Consultant in Restaurants Creating concepts all over the world. Comptoir Libanais in London is one of the successful ones....

AU 29 Paris
Owner and Chef (Jun 1999-Apr 2003)

First contemporary lebanese restaurant. Rated by: Lonely Planet, Pudlowski,Paris Match..... Jun 1999 Apr 2003


Paris, France
Travel: 500 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • 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
    Be the first one to review the Chef and get USD25 off.