On September 16, 2023, renowned chefs Youssef Akiki and Davy Tissot collaborated on a fundraising culinary event at brût in Hrajel, Lebanon. The event was a celebration of Lebanese cuisine and a testament to the country’s culinary prowess, with all proceeds dedicated to acquiring equipment for a Lebanese culinary school.
In today’s dynamic culinary landscape, a host of rising talents are igniting a new wave of creativity in the kitchen.
Chef Youssef Akiki is not just a culinary master but also a true ambassador for Lebanon. He has earned a global reputation for his innovative and authentic approach to Lebanese cuisine. He is the owner and manager of the F&B consultancy firm Kitchen Backstage Company and the visionary behind brût, a unique farm-to-table concept that offers an immersive experience in Levantine cuisine. Additionally, Akiki has launched Butler’s Table offering Mediterranean cuisine with vibrant, fresh ingredients. As a board member of the Lebanese Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, Night-Clubs & Pastries, and through his consultancy work with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Lebanon, as well as thrilling collaborations such as the one with celebrity chef Davy Tissot at brût in Hrajel-Lebanon this September 16, Akiki is committed to putting Lebanon on the international culinary map.
Akram Nicolas Kassatly, chairman and CEO of Kassatly Chtaura SAL, launched his business during an exceptionally challenging period in Lebanon’s history. In this exclusive interview, he discusses the firm’s accomplishments, its steady growth and latest endeavors.
As head chef of Stock Burger Co., Sirocco and in-room dining at Holiday Inn Doha – The Business Park, Christopher Belen enjoys experimenting with flavors. Here, we learn more about his favorite ingredients and how to make his surf and turf dish.
In a dynamic and ever-changing world, the hospitality industry has embraced technological advancements to enhance its services. Among the pioneers leading this transformation is Bidfood Middle East, the region’s leading food and technology distributor. Through its groundbreaking e-distribution platform, myBidfood, Bidfood Middle East is revolutionizing the way B2B transactions occur in the Middle East’s food and beverage domain. We take a look at how myBidfood’s first-of-its-kind features are impacting the hospitality industry and reshaping the landscape of e-commerce in the region.
In this exclusive interview, we sat down with Nadine Char, manager of INALTERA for the MENA region, to explore her appreciation for the modern French art de vivre and how INALTERA’s exquisite wallpapers beautifully emulate this stylish way of life, imbuing hotels and restaurants with the essence of French culture.
Passionate about the culinary arts from a young age, Vincent Fredureux has excelled in his craft. We sat down with the research and development chef for Aani&Dani to learn more about his career highlights and what inspires him in the kitchen.