Tag Archive: Chef

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with JUBER SHAIKH

The food journey of a Chef who joined a restaurant when it was first launched in 2002 as a Commi and grew in ranks and is now the Executive Chef is one that… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with RABAH SAMRA

I have to say, I am a bit embarrassed to admit that I am not very well versed with Emirati cuisine having lived in the Emirates for as long as I have and… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with STEVEN HUBBELL

Salvador Dali. Those were the first words that popped into my mind when I saw Chef Steven Hubbell (I am sure he gets told this a lot) for the first time. But as… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with DIRK HALTENHOF

I always knew I was a chatterbox, but I met my match when I met Chef Dirk. He never had a straight answer to any of my questions, but there was always an… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with LUIS SALGUEIRO

My first introduction to Alto Mar was thanks to a friend of mine, Michelle Silva. I instantly fell in love with the laid back view of the fishing nets and the boats anchored… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with TROY PAYNE

On a hot summer afternoon I walked into Clé Dubai at Al Fattan Currency House in DIFC not knowing what to expect. As I waited the first thing that struck me was the… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with FRANCESCO GUARRACINO

This interview will forever be entrenched in my heart. Simply because Chef Francesco was the first Executive Chef to respond positively to participating in my CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! segment. Agreeing to… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with HERMINE KOSTANYAN

Fukurou means Owl in Japanese and that’s where the Japanese connection ends. Nestled in the back on the ground level of Emirates Financial Towers in DIFC, Fukurou House is a healthy, contemporary and… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with MARIANNA VITALE

If there is one thing I have learned in life it is: when opportunity knocks grab it with both hands. That is exactly what I did when I was asked if I would… Continue reading

Chef Talk: Fire It Up!!!

As you all know I am not a cook and I don’t like to cook! And so my appreciation for people who put food on my table is unconditional. With all food blogs… Continue reading