Pastry passion with Samer Kobeissi, owner and executive chef of Des Choux et Des Idées

Pastry passion with Samer Kobeissi, owner and executive chef of Des Choux et Des Idées

With a background in engineering, Samer Kobeissi found his calling in the kitchen, where he was drawn to a world of architecturally beautiful, flavorful and textured desserts. We took time out with the talented chef in his vibrant Beirut pastry shop to discover his likes, dislikes and what drives him to deliver his best in each and every creation.

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In the kitchen with culinary maestro and executive chef of L’Amo Bistrò del Mare

In the kitchen with culinary maestro and executive chef of L’Amo Bistrò del Mare

In the upscale Italian restaurant L’Amo Bistrò del Mare Dubai, Lorenzo Buccarini heads the kitchen with finesse. Here, he takes us down memory lane and gives us the lowdown on his career.

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Amwaj Rotana appoints Alberto Burgio as executive sous chef of Rosso Italian Restaurant

Amwaj Rotana appoints Alberto Burgio as executive sous chef of Rosso Italian Restaurant

Alberto Burgio brings his rich Italian experience to Amwaj Rotana after being the sous chef of Trattoria at Jumeirah Group’s Madinat Jumeirah.

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Kitchen talk with chef Bojan Cirjanic

Kitchen talk with chef Bojan Cirjanic

Having made his mark in the world of culinary arts, Bojan Cirjanic, executive chef of Folly Dubai, tells us about his life in the kitchen and the UAE’s burgeoning restaurant scene.

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British chef Jason Atherton is slated to open three new restaurants at Dubai’s Grosvenor House

British chef Jason Atherton is slated to open three new restaurants at Dubai’s Grosvenor House

After leaving Marina Social, renowned chef Jason Atherton has confirmed a trio of concepts at the Luxury Collection Hotel Grosvenor House. Plans include: City Social Dubai, a 140-cover restaurant serving modern cuisine; Seven Tides, a cocktail venue with a Japanese undertone; and a fine-dining concept on the 43rd, 44th, and 45th floor of the hotel.

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Worldchefs opens bidding process for 2026 Worldchefs Congress & Expo 

Worldchefs opens bidding process for 2026 Worldchefs Congress & Expo 

The World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) has opened the bidding process to host the 2026 Worldchefs Congress & Expo.  

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3Fils appoints Chef Frances and Chef Angelica as sushi chefs

3Fils appoints Chef Frances and Chef Angelica as sushi chefs

Frances Sintin and Angelica Fonjock, known as the chicks behind the chopsticks, have joined 3Fils, a harbor-side community-style restaurant that services premium Asian dishes with a Japanese twist.

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Chef Abdallah Walid Khodor joins Babylon Rotana Baghdad

Chef Abdallah Walid Khodor joins Babylon Rotana Baghdad

 With 25 years of experience under his belt, Abdallah Walid Khodor plans to work his magic in the kitchen of Babylon Rotana Baghdad, where he was recently appointed executive chef. Here, he tells us how it all started and what’s coming.

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A look at the first phygital NFT cookbook, “Sacred Foods of India,” with Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna

A look at the first phygital NFT cookbook, “Sacred Foods of India,” with Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna

A look at the first phygital NFT cookbook, “Sacred Foods of India,” with Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna.

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