16 under 30: Rawad Boulos

16 under 30: Rawad Boulos

Growing up, Rawad Boulos came to realize that his favorite times were those that involved helping to organize a good time for people around him…

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16 under 30: Faisal Fahad Al Nashmi

16 under 30: Faisal Fahad Al Nashmi

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…

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16 under 30: Sereen Kurdi

16 under 30: Sereen Kurdi

After graduating with merit from Les Roches Jordan, Sereen Kurdi was awarded a full scholarship to study at Kendall College in Chicago…

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La Maison du Fromage, Kuwait’s first cheese specialty store

La Maison du Fromage, Kuwait’s first cheese specialty store

Antoine Obeid, a native of Lebanon has had an affinity for cheese for almost half a century. This passion saw him entering the industry and, in turn, working at and visiting some of the world’s biggest producers

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16 under 30: Soumaya Merhi

16 under 30: Soumaya Merhi

Part German and part Lebanese, Soumaya Merhi is a young entrepreneur who founded TAQA bakery, a pioneering venture producing healthy snacks…

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16 under 30: Tara Khattar

16 under 30: Tara Khattar

Born in Lebanon, Tara Khattar quickly became aware of her passion for food. From an early age, she spent countless hours in the kitchen experimenting with local ingredients…

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16 under 30: Rima Chammaa Chehab

16 under 30: Rima Chammaa Chehab

Encouraged by her parents, who are both doctors, Rima Shammaa Chehab always made sure she and her siblings ate healthy food and exercised regularly…

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16 under 30: Karim Barza

16 under 30: Karim Barza

Karim Barza took his first steps in the kitchen at the age of 13, during summer vacation, when he began working with his father, the celebrity chef Joe Barza, at Bread and Roses Catering in Lebanon…

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16 under 30: Full Lineup

16 under 30: Full Lineup

After months of deliberation, Hospitality News Middle East has handpicked a list of 16 taste-makers who, at the tender age of 30 or below, are redefining our palates and diets. They’re sure to impress you, inspire you and, perhaps, instigate a little bit of jealousy

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16 under 30: Jad Ballout

16 under 30: Jad Ballout

With a stellar resume featuring more than 10 years of industry experience, and as runner up in the prestigious Global Final Bacardi Legacy competition, Jad Ballout has established himself as not only a respected bartender, but also an international thought leader in creativity and craftsmanship…

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