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Seasons in the sun

Swedish born Richard Raab, initially wanted to become the captain of an ocean liner, fortunately for us the loss to the Cruise Ship industry was a big win for us land-lubbers. It is clear to anyone who speaks with Richard Raab that he exudes pride in his work, his personal ethos of excellence is reflected...  Read More »

Romain van Durmen

Chef de Cuisine for The Chefs Palette, Cooking Studio, Fairmont The Palm All my early memories are of being in the kitchen as my father was a chef and I was always with him, learning everything I could from a very young age. My grandfather was also a chef and every Christmas he would bake lots of...  Read More »

Hotel talk Anna-Marie Dowling

Dowling brings over 25 years of experience and first-hand knowledge to The Westin and Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre Hotels. Bahrain’s only female General Manager of a five-star hotel and winner of a much-coveted Marriott Global Leadership Award, brings over 25 years of experience and first-hand knowledge...  Read More »

Tom Aikens

It’s been two decades since Tom Aikens shot to fame as the youngest British chef to earn two Michelin stars Tom Aikens begins our conversation at Pots Pans & Boards, his relaxed, family-friendly restaurant at the top end of The Beach on Dubai’s JBR, with a rather startling statement. “If I had...  Read More »

Mahmoud Turkmani Head Chef, 7Elephants Dubai

For many great chefs the idea of designing a menu that incorporates seven styles of cuisine would be a daunting prospect. Gaining the knowledge and expertise to balance several types of fare requires no small amount of dedication and plenty of skill. But for chef Mahmoud Turkmani, the opportunity...  Read More »

Dynasty Marc Haeberlin

The Haeberlin family culinary dynasty dates back almost 150 years; Food and Travel sent Sarah Price to speak with Michelin Maestro Marc Haeberlin. “My whole life I have thought about Michelin stars. In my family we have Michelin blood running through our bodies”. While such a statement could...  Read More »

John Burton-Race

The globetrotting chef learnt his trade in South East Asia and has found home in Devon, by way France and the Middle East. Where did you last go on holiday? Every September I go to Crillon le Brave in Provence. The food at both of its restaurants is amazing and at Bistrot 40K all the ingredients...  Read More »

Juan Pablo Rey Nores Head Chef Gaucho Dubai

After receiving a culinary education from his idol, Nores made the decision to explore his love for cooking and became enamoured with street food Had it not been for the intervention of one man then Juan Pablo Rey Nores’ career may have gone in a very different direction. Now the head chef of Gaucho...  Read More »