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Mauritian MasterChef Shelina Permalloo

This talented chef has come a long way since winning MasterChef UK in 2012; numerous TV and personal appearances, cook books and her own restaurant It was back in 2012 that Shelina Permalloo was finally convinced by her friends and family that she should enter high profile cooking...  Read More »

Gypsy chef

David Myers is a renowned Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur, and TV personality, with host of well-deserved awards and accolades. For many chefs their first experience in the heat of the kitchen can either make or break them. The gruelling hours in a hugely stressful and demanding...  Read More »

Sergio Herman – A Dutch Master

I was so focused on winning Michelin stars; and it was fantastic when I received them! There is a general consensus among chefs that to excel inside the kitchen you need a certain mentality. Coping with long hours in a stressful and heated environment is not for the faint hearted,...  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 »

Patrick Leano – Mandarin Grill + Bar, HONG KONG

Chef de Cuisine at the legendary Mandarin Grill + Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Patrick Leano is continuing the great tradition of this Michelin star restaurant. Classically trained Leano worked under the tutelage of Anthony Demetre at Searcy’s at the Barbican, at Michelin starred...  Read More »

“I did it my way!”

It’s now been more than thirty years since I embarked upon my professional career, with the dream of introducing a greater range – and a different style – of Middle Eastern food to diners. As the son of Lebanese immigrants in Australia, I grew up in a household where things...  Read More »

Man Wah, Hong Kong

Hung Chi-Kwong brings almost a quarter of a century of culinary expertise to his role as Chef de Cuisine at Michelin-starred Man Wah in the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. Over the years this award-winning chef has worked in almost every position in the kitchen, honing his skills and developing his own unique...  Read More »

Alfredo Russo

From the Italian fine-dining restaurant Dolce Stil Novo in the magnificent 17th century Palace of Venaria in his hometown of Turin to the award-winning Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo in bustling Dubai, holder of Michelin-stars for almost a quarter of a century, Chef Alfredo Russo talks about his ongoing affair...  Read More »

Carme Ruscalleda – Moments, Barcelona

Not only is Carme Ruscalleda the only woman in the world to hold a total of seven Michelin stars but this culinary queen is self-taught; opening her first restaurant with husband Toni Balam, in the Catalan town of Sant Pol de Mar back in 1988 – a restaurant that has held three Michelin stars...  Read More »

Pierre – Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Seductive modern French cuisine, inimitable style, exquisitely presented With over five decades of experience, holder of more Michelin stars than you can shake a stick at, including three stars at his eponymous restaurant in Paris; two restaurants in the World’s Top 50, Pierre...  Read More »