Summary of where the Chef’s cuisine is inspired from and how he/she goes about expressing it
My story with food and flavors is a story of passion, chemistry and constant exploration. Ever since I was a little boy, my favorite place was my mother's kitchen; I used to spend hours observing her cook, and mix ingredients and as I look back, I feel blessed for my curiosity, which made me fall in love with the art of cooking. Indeed, I look at every dish as a blank canvas, where amazing ingredients are mixed in harmony to create a masterpiece. My passion and curiosity didn't stop there, and I started asking old people about traditional authentic Lebanese dishes, and started to add my own touch to them. It started as a fun hobby, but when everyone around me tasted my newborn dishes and loved them, I knew that I had to take my passion into another level. I took it seriously without taking myself seriously! Being a creative chef isn't my profession, it's my passion, it's an integral part of me. I cook for the love of food, for the love of creativity.
List of the Chef's favorite ingredients
How did the Chef learn how to cook and what is his story?
Ever since I was very young, I always had interest for cooking, decorating tables and Etiquette. As I grew older, my passion for cooking built up into a huge empire where I learned to challenge myself by getting to know more and more about it. I began to learn that food wasn’t only about taste but it’s about being an artist with what you eat.
Sous-Chef (Mar 2005 - Jul 2005)
Sous-Chef (May 2004 - Aug 2004)
Sous-Chef/Waiter (May 2002 - Nov 2003)
I first started as Sous-Chef and then I became a waiter in the hotel's Ballroom.
Brand Image (Oct 2012-Now)
V-zug the number one leading Swiss company in domestic kitchen appliances: - Was part of their special training in Switzerland on the “Combi stream” ovens; their latest healthy cooking creation - Was Chosen to be V-zug's Brand Image as of 2012
Food Presenter (Aug 2012-Now)
-Interviewed by CNN's reporter, Arwa Damon for the launching of my new cake: Luna Rossa. -Interviewed by LBCI's reporter, Karla Younes, for the launching of my new cake: Metis. -Presented one of my menus on mbc's program: "Sabah el Kheir ya Arab" -Participate on regular basis on LBC Sat's "BBeirut" TV program
Travel: 90 kms