Tag Archive: ChefTalk

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with PASQUALE SIPONE

If there ever was an alternative profession that I could suggest Chef Pasquale would be great at – it would be as an Italian Ambassador. His love for his home, for his city… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with ANDREW MATTHEWS

It was 4 years ago that Chef Andrew took his first international flight and his destination: Dubai. He must have loved it enough, because he went back home to Australia, saved up enough… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with LESTI HASTUTI

Chef Lesti is nothing like I imagined her to be. This petite lady, with a smile on her face is polite to a fault – she has hospitality running in her veins –… Continue reading

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 TOM ARNEL

I have been trying to think of ONE word that would best define Tom & Serg. After a lot of mulling, and mulling some more, I believe ‘simplicity’ is the word. At Tom… Continue reading