Tag Archive: ChefTalk

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with ABDULMAJID ABOOUN

This man smiles in the face of adversity who is as humble as they come. Chef Abdul arrived in Dubai to work in the kitchen of a restaurant run by his extended family… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with SAMIR ROONWAL

The decision to leave the Canadian snow and move to the sandy shores of Dubai after 25 years was something that came easily to Chef Samir – and he has never regretted it… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with ANTONI MORALES

I have to admit, this Chef has courage. He left his home country to work in a country whose language he did not know at all (I know I wouldn’t have the guts… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with HIMANSHU SAINI

First a confession. Whenever I have heard of molecular gastronomy, I have always assumed that the Chef behind this kind of cuisine would be a middle aged Chef (don’t ask me where I… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with NIGEL LOBO

Nigel referred to Bombay as Mumbai – so I knew instantly he belonged to a younger generation (the other give-away being that he does look young). The one quality that comes to mind… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with THOMAS BATOR

This man is a thinker! Even with my ‘this or that’ questions, he paused for a second before he answered. And no matter how pushy I got, he still paused to think. The… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with IRFAN PABANEY

Before I start on my intro of Chef Irfan I have a made a new self-discovery! I am a secret stalker! I have eaten at all but one restaurant that Chef Irfan has… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with MALCOLM WEBSTER

Chef Malcolm is a man I have to literally look up to – he is after all easily over 6’2” (over my closer to earth height of 5’), has a frame built for… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with GIOVANNI DI AMBROSIS

For a man whose English I was told was poor, I was surprised at how eloquently Chef Giovanni spoke. Yes, he has a strong Italian accent but his passion for the kitchen is… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with TAREK HAMDAN

With my CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! I wanted to meet Chefs from all types, sizes and shapes of kitchens . And this is how my journey led me to a catering business… Continue reading