16 under 30: Faisal Fahad Al Nashmi

16 under 30: Faisal Fahad Al Nashmi


Faisal Fahad Al Nashmi


Faisal Fahad Al Nashmi, 29
Director of culinary development, Almakan United Company
co-owner, Street, Almakan, Table Otto, Pam + Cow and Street Café, Kuwait

Bachelor’s double major in Film and Photography, Diploma in Culinary Arts
Place of study
University of Miami, US
Le Cordon Bleu, U.K.
First job
Creative development (MMC)
“Find your passion and make it work.”
Ultimate goal in life
“To become the reason for society’s palate evolving.”
Advice for the next generation
“If you have a love or passion for something, you’re lucky, because not everyone knows themselves this well. Pursue it, excel at it and you will change your surroundings for the better.”

Faisal Al Nashmi was selected by His Excellency, the French Ambassador to Kuwait, Christian Nakhle, to be Kuwait’s sole representative in the worldwide gastronomy event, Goute de France, hosted by the renowned French chef, Alain Ducasse. He was also identified as a successful figure by Kuwait Airways and became a face for its youth marketing campaign. Al Nashmi is a member of Kuwait Chefs Club, a national group of executives and directors representing Kuwait’s culinary movement.

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