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Heinz Beck

Master of gastronomy, three Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck has firmly established his unique casual fine-dining in Dubai When sitting down with Heinz Beck to discuss his storied culinary career it does not take long to fully appreciate his unrelenting drive and intense work ethic....  Read More »

Amol Takkekar

Sous Chef at Lava Dining at the Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, chef Amol talks to Food and Travel about his passion culinary likes and favourite spots Earliest food memory The dish which comes to mind is the Poha. Familiar to people living in coastal communities and consisting of simple ingredients, it...  Read More »

Modernist Thai Dining Chef Noi

One of the most celebrated and acclaimed chefs in Thailand, Tammasak Chootong, commonly referred to as “Chef Noi”, has taken Phuket Island by storm. Chef Noi has pioneered a Euro-Thai fusion that utilises the finest and freshest locally-sourced ingredients and European cooking and presentation methods. Educated...  Read More »

The Hairy Bikers

Known for their good-humoured blend of cookery and travelogue, television presenters Dave Myers and Simon ‘Si’ King talk to Food and Travel about their own top culinary pit stops What sort of food did you eat as a child? Dave: I was raised on honest home cooking: casseroles, hot pots, shepherd’s pie....  Read More »

Omer Kaddouri

President & CEO Rotana talks shop When Omer Kaddouri first joined Rotana back in 1998 he could never have envisioned that within 20 years of joining the company he would be in charge of a portfolio of over 100 properties across 26 cities in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe. This...  Read More »

Thomas Keller

Internationally renowned chef, restaurateur, and author, Thomas Keller holds a total of 7 Michelin stars, a Legion of Honour, numerous James Beard awards, and his three Michelin-starred restaurant, The French Laundry has been twice voted World’s Best Restaurant The most celebrated and indeed...  Read More »

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 »