Celebrity Cheffs on DFF

Celebrity Chefs

  • Daad Abu Jaber

    Daad Abu Jaber

    A natural talent for developing her own recipes.

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    Mohammad Orfali

    A Syrian chef from Aleppo specialising in Aleppo's distinctive and beloved cuisine.

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    Darine El-Khatib

    With over 12 years in the broadcasting industry, Darine has a vast number of social media followers.

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    Karim Haidar

    With unique tast karim has taken a path to a new Lebanese cuisine.

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    Leyla Fathallah

    Currently working in one of the top Beirut-based catering companies'.

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    Salma Soleiman

    She is the host of 'from Egypt, 'Salma Fi Al Beit' and 'On a Budget' shows that are aired on Fatafeat channel.

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    Annie Féolde

    Annie learnt the art of gourmet and hospitality.

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    Aldo Zilli

    Award-winning chef and restaurateur who specialises in Italian, vegetarian and seafood cuisine.

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    Arda Türkmen

    An entrepreneur and chef with many culinary accolades to his name.

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    Bjorn Shen

    An award-winning Singaporean chef who loves to incorporate daring twists to the meaning of food.

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    Eric Lanlard

    How Dubai is becoming the tech start-up hub of the Middle East.

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    Paolo Pettenuzzo

    His passion for good food and creativity was instilled in him by his father at an early age.

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    Tim Anderson

    Dishes he prepares while taking inspiration from regional Japanese food.

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    Woo Wai Leong

    Singaporean chef Woo Wai Leong is the first winner of MasterChef Asia.

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    Bader Najeeb Al Awadhi

    This 20-year-old self-taught Emirati cook has a penchant for desserts.

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    Manal AlAlem

    Chef Manal AlAlem is a key social media influencer in the region.

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    Atul Kochhar

    Atul Kochhar began with India’s Oberoi group of hotels, and moved to London in 1994.

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    Gohei Kishi

    After his first eighteen years in Paris, Chef Gohei returned to his roots to begin his culinary career in Japan.

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    Michel Roux Jr.

    He left school to apprentice at Maître Patissier in Paris between 1976 and 1979.

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    Tarek Ibrahim

    Chef Tarek’s passion for cooking began at a young age in his seaside home in Alexandria.

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    Jean-Christophe Novelli

    Get a bite of this esteemed chef’s cuisine as he headlines at this year’s Taste of Dubai.