Dedicated to supporting the US poultry and egg exports in the MENA region, the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council MENA office organized an event on the 4th of October at brût by Youssef Akiki in Hrajel. Aimed at Lebanese chefs, the gathering provided a unique opportunity to master the art of working with turkey by offering in-depth insights into the product’s attributes and usages.
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.
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.
Having begun his career at the tender age of 15, chef Youssef Akiki has earned himself a great reputation for his creative and purist approach to Lebanese cuisine. Here, he tells us all about his latest venture, Butler’s Table.
More than a chef, Youssef Akiki is a changemaker who is dedicated to his role as board member of the Lebanese Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, Night-Clubs & Pastries and his consultancy work with the United Nations Industrial development Organization (UNIDO) in Lebanon. Today, Akiki is the owner and manager of the F&B consultancy firm Kitchen Backstage Company as well as brût, a unique farm-to-table concept that offers experiential Levantine cuisine.
A true ambassador for Lebanon, chef Youssef Akiki has built himself a worldwide reputation for his creative and purist approach to Lebanese cuisine. Having begun his career at the tender age of 15, Akiki worked his way through the kitchens of renowned chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Joel Robuchon, Nicolas Le Bec and Bruno Goussault. He specialized in gluten and lactose-free pastry at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de la Patisserie before becoming the executive chef at Burgundy Beirut: repeatedly named one of the best restaurants in the world. We learn more about his new projects.
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Tony Ramy was re-elected as the President of the Lebanese Syndicate Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, Night-clubs and Pastries by unanimous vote. Khaled Nazha continues to serve as Vice President, Maya Bekhazi Noun as General Secretary and Aref Saade as Treasurer.