Tag Archive: Interview

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 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 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 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 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