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Chef Michel

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Michel is your chef in Dubai, for hire to cook French & Fusion & International cuisines. Michel is excited to create your exclusive culinary experience with ChefXChange!

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EXPERIENCES PROVIDED

Private Chef

Cooking Class

Chef Consultancy

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

I'm passionate about cooking with the finest of ingredients and preparing modern and classic French dishes that not only look appetizing but are delicious and full of flavor. I achieve this by preparing all my sauces from scratch.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Wagyu Beef
  • Lamb rack
  • Duck
  • Lobster
  • Sea bass
  • Butter
  • Baby vegetables
  • Duck Liver
  • Veal
  • Herbs
  • Spices
  • Green peppercorn
  • Mushrooms

Cuisines

  • French
  • Fusion
  • International
  • Italian
  • Lebanese

Experiences Provided

  • Private Chef
  • Cooking Class
  • Chef Consultancy

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

I started working at the age of 16 in a French fine dining restaurant in Lebanon, where I developed a passion for cooking with finest ingredients. I learnt the basics of French cuisine from accredited MOF chefs. I am on a mission to bring flavor to every plate. I also received training and attended courses in France where I worked at a 3-star Michelin restaurant. I've also entered many competitions and won 4 silver medals and one gold medal. Below are a few: 1- HORECA 2001 Silver Medal (Menu from the basket) Judges: Jacques Charette, Michel Grobon, Alain le Cossec 2- HORECA 2002 Gold Medal (menu from the basket) Silver medal (five course set menu) Judges: Jacques Charette, Charles Ceva, Thomas Gugler, Franck Petagna, Yves Thuries 3- HORECA 2003 Silver Medal (live gastronomic cooking) Judges: Christian Faure, Christian Guillut

Ranking

  • Professional

Trainings

L'Ecole Lenôtre (France)
Trainee (Jan 2011 - Feb 2011)

Course de Salon Culinaire - Joel Robuchon

La Cote St. Jacques, France)
Trainee (Jan 2005 - Jan 2005)

Trained by 3* Michelin, Chef Jean-Michel Lorain

Elle & Vire (Normandy, France)
Trainee (Jan 2004 - Jan 2004)

Trained by Chef Christian Guillut

Work Experience

Siraj Restaurant
Executive Chef (Jun 2016-Dec 2016)

Emirati Cuisine with twist

American Hospital Dubai
Executive Chef (Nov 2014-May 2016)

Luscious Catering for Kuwait and Qatar
Executive Chef (Mar 2013-May 2014)

Chairman"s Club ,Kuwait
Executive Chef (May 2007-Dec 2012)

Exclusive private members' club, specialising in French haute cuisine. Guests included Royals, Presidents, Ambassadors as well as heads of large MNC's and members of state. Personally cooked for international Royalty and Presidents such as George Bush, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Tony Blair, Prince Andrew, President of Seychelles, Sultan of Brunei, John Major.

Tottaly Fish Restaurant ,Alshaya Co ,Kuwait
Executive Chef (Sep 2005-Apr 2007)

Eau de Vie Restaurant ,Phoenicia Inter-Continental Hotel
Senior Sous-Chef (Jan 2000-Aug 2005)

In my time at Phoenecia, we had the following Chefs visiting us for short-term training: 2005 Daniel Leron MOF (Lyon, France) 2005 Claude Lauxerrois Mirabeau - Cheese maker master (Monaco) 2004 Roger Jaloux MOF & Paul Bocuse 2004 3* Michelin Chef Jean-Michel Lorain (“La Cote St. Jacques”, France) 2004 Stephane Gaborieau MOF (Paris, France) 2004 Michel Bourdin, MCF 2003 & 2004 Chef Patrick Caals (Cordon Bleu)

Location

Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Travel: No

Language Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Cancellation Policy

    • Strict
      No refund after booking is made
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