Bader Najeeb Al Awadhi
Teenage escapades in the kitchen turned young Bader Najeeb Al Awadhi’s culinary curiosity into a worthy career. This 20-year-old self-taught Emirati cook has a penchant for baking and desserts. With cookbooks and youtube videos as his primary teachers, he continues to refine his culinary skills and widen his with main courses and appetisers. He is presently completing a Professional Pastry Chef’s Degree at the International Centre of Culinary Arts, along with a bachelor's degree in business at the Dubai Men's college.
Bader hosts two cooking TV shows, Sukkar Zyadah’ on Sama Dubai TV, and ‘Ma’a Bader’ on ADTV Al Emarat. In addition to hosting shows, he also films, directs, and edits the videos for his Youtube Channel ‘WithChefB. He even featured in a global Coca Cola AD campaign during Ramadan 2015 that received 14,000,000 views on the internet.
As part of the UAE first fully local national culinary team, he won first place in the Dubai World Hospitality Championship. He has also judged a cake decorating competition with celebrity chef, Buddy Valastro at the Emirate’s Palace in 2014.
Chef Bader has represented the UAE in the Dubai World Hospitality Championship 2013, and in Milan, in May, 2015 where he hosted 3 cooking classes at the Ittihad Alitalia pavilion at EXPO MILAN 2015. The prince of Riyadh invited him to represent the UAE in Riyadh, and host cooking classes during ‘Kas Al Khaleej’.