Truth is, I don’t really remember “choosing” a profession. I think this is both a good and bad thing, depending on how you look at it. Just graduated from college with a B.A. in Engineering, I couldn’t imagine myself sitting in an office and starring at a screen for the next decades to come. Still I have been working in my profession abroad and in Egypt for a couple of years, but I never really felt true satisfaction in my career.
So I decided that it was time to quit my corporate job and try to make a living from doing what I was passionate about – being a chef. I always loved exploring new ingredients, mixing flavors, preparing food with different techniques and sharing it with family and friends. When I walked into a professional kitchen for the first time, I remember the smells of melting butter, baking biscuits, roasting chilies and caramelizing onions. An intoxicating elixir to me. Cooking is an art combined with craftsmanship appealing to all our five senses and that’s what I love about it.