What can you tell us about your journey with Kamp Catering?
I started my journey in Lebanon in 2017 as the development chef of Kamp Catering. My goal was to focus on consistency and give Gavi and Kampai’s menus a new touch, with modern cooking techniques and flavors that were simple and straight to the point.
What changes did you introduce?
In 2017, we launched Ni Café (Japanese Italian), which opened in ABC malls and expanded across the region. Ni has four locations across Lebanon, from ABC Verdun to Oakrigde Faraya.
Last year was a significant one for us in Egypt. We opened two restaurants in the famous Park St. in Sheik Zayed and at the Waterway 5A Shopping Mall in New Cairo. This summer, Ni Café will open its seventh location in the heart of Marassi on the north coast. Ni is known for its modern Italian cuisine, from pizza to pasta and risottos with meat and seafood, as well as Japanese robata. Guests can also enjoy a rich sushi menu and a variety of sweet dishes.
How would you describe each of the brands?
Kampai Beirut is a real trendsetter: a popular spot for foodies and sushi lovers across Lebanon. The opening of Kampai in Riyadh has also elevated Saudi Arabia’s culinary offering.
Gavi is deeply rooted in Lebanon’s society as the leading Italian restaurant in Beirut and brings authentic cuisine to the table. It is a complete Italian experience in the heart of the capital.
September 2021 marked the launching of a new star in Beirut’s restaurant scene: Ai. Featuring innovative Asian cuisine, Ai hopes to put Beirut back on the international fine-dining map. The new style of sashimi and sushi bar dishes, as well as hot dishes, deliver a unique dining experience.
We don’t compromise on food quality at Kamp Catering but continuously work on new trends which we cater to the Lebanese market.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to grow with Kamp Catering and continue creating new restaurants with passion and love.