Tag Archive: Contemporary

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with VIVEK KASHIWALE

A man of contradictions (in a nice way) is how I sum up Vivek. By that I mean – he seems an impatient man, but when it comes to his cooking style is… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with LLOYD ROBERTS

Lloyd has worked and gained experience in some of the most renowned restaurants in the world serving Japanese cuisine – from Nobu to Zuma, from Novikov to his current abode at Wakame. But… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with ASHWANI RANGTA

Asha’s has just opened its door in Manchester (UK) and the person who entrusted with it is Chef Ashawani. I had the pleasure of meeting him while he was in Dubai prior to… 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 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

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 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 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 ALEXANDER STUMPF

Right from the name to the smallest details within the restaurant, Toko oozes Japanese charm (except for the sheesha they serve which I guess is the Middle Eastern influence). As they say, it’s… Continue reading