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Chef Omar
Traditional Lebanese food

Omar is your 4.8 star chef in Dubai, for hire to cook BBQ & International & Lebanese cuisines. Omar 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 grew up in Lebanon, in Beirut, the famous city that offers authentic Lebanese cuisine. As far as I can remember, my whole life revolved around food. My mother and my grandmother were the pillars of the kitchen where I got to see them every single day. The Lebanese and Arab food are a sleeping treasure and I aim to promote it every day through my own menus.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Meat
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Spices


  • BBQ
  • International
  • Lebanese
  • Mediterranean
  • Middle Eastern

Experiences Provided

  • Private Chef
  • Corporate Event
  • Catering
  • Chef Consultancy

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

It was definitely thanks to the women in my life, especially my mother who encouraged me to join the culinary school at the age of 16. Upon graduation, I joined SummerLand Hotel in Lebanon as a kitchen helper and then climbed the ranks to where I am todayas Corporate Executive Chef at Al Safadi Group of Restaurants.


  • Professional


Al Safadi Restaurants (Lebanon/Dubai/Erbil)
Corporate Chef (Jul 2000 - Now)

HABC Level 4 Award in managing food safety in catering (QCF) High Field certificate PIC person in charge level 3 High Field certificate TS. Culinary Institute Bir Hassan Lebanon

Work Experience

Al Safady Group Restaurants
Corporate Executive Chef (Lebanon/Dubai/Erbil) (Nov 2000-Now)

I am the Corporate Chef for all Al Safadi Restaurants Dubai, UAE, Iraq and Lebanon.

Al Safady Restaurant Lebanon
Head Chef (Dec 1998-May 2000)

In charge of 29 kitchen staff working in a traditional Lebanese food restaurant

Socrate catering restaurant
Chef de Partie (Jul 1994-Mar 1998)

Summerland hotel lebanon
Kitchen helper (Feb 1992-Apr 1994)


Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Travel: 100 kms

Language Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Cancellation Policy

    • Strict
      No refund after booking is made
    Reviews from Foodies:
    September 2017
    Chef Omar Quality Standrads and amazing.
    May 2016
    Many thanks to Chef Omar for accommodating my last minute booking for catering for a bachelorette party. He helpfully suggested a menu that needed few tweaks and ensured that the food was delivered at the location on time (Friday afternoon). The canapés were yummy, as was the dessert selection that he added in as a surprise treat.
    March 2016
    If I could rate 10stars out of 5 I would... Chef Omar is an amazing person, very kind, generous & professional - so is his team. The Lebanese buffet was absolutely delicious, the service was perfect and very professional... And on top of that he offered us an amazing cake as a surprise... Chef Omar is THE BEST CHEF for all your events! Thanks again :)
    November 2015
    Well done Chef Omar it was delicious! Thank you very much for the good work.
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