Tag Archive: International

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with CANDICE WALKER

Her life revolved around food growing up. Candice worked in a restaurant after school, she cooked for her family and she still found time to watch three cooking shows on TV every single… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with ALPER UZUNDURUKAN

Chef Alper Uzundurukan’s journey into the food world was one of fate and he had never looked back. He started in a small Italian café in Turkey and worked his way into the… Continue reading

CHEF TALK: FIRE IT UP! with INAKA GAMAGE DOM

Growing up, I always thought of Sri Lanka as my second home. Every summer holiday was spent in Colombo at my grand-aunt’s home and every time I meet a Sri Lankan it’s with… Continue reading

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 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 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 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 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

Ramadan 2014: Iftars & Suhoors in Dubai

Ramadan is a time of fasting and is one of the five pillars of Islam. The fast is observed every day from sunrise to sunset. Muslims wake up before dawn and have a… Continue reading