“I’m from Jordan, and I started being passionate about food at the age of 5 when I used to help my parents with cooking. Eventually, I decided to join the Royal Academy of culinary arts to get my culinary degree. After that, I moved from luxury hotels such as Four Seasons in Amman to Hilton and Marriott in Dubai and then joined the renowned chef Marco Pierre White in opening his restaurant in Dubai. The journey has kept me going and eventually I worked as an in-flight chef for VIP clients. Nowadays I run my own consulting service and I work as a private head chef for VIP clients in the city.

Seeing myself grow over the years is what keeps me going, and seeing my goals come to a realization, too, the sky’s the limit in this industry. Don’t question your passion if the environment you’re in isn’t right; keep looking for what makes you feel alive and helps you grow.”