Tag Archive: Executive Chef

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

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