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Interviews

Young Chefs on the Move

Interview with Hany Mahdi, Executive Chef Hilton Hurghada Resort
Recently, youth enthusiasm in hotel schools has increased. Youth nowadays are characterized by their interest and fast development.

Young Chefs on the Move

Interview with Osman Ahmed Moniem, CEO Paloma World
It’s often a challenge to find good staff especially for the kitchen nowadays. It’s always difficult to find hard working experienced stewards, as well as line cooks who learn quickly and follow recipes.

Young Chefs on the Move

Interview with Islam Kamel, Head Chef, Vapiano Egypt
It was my dream to be a chef because it is a very challenging profession. It expands your horizons and makes you ready to continuously upgrade and improve yourself.

Young Chefs on the Move

Interview with Joseph Mirsal, Cook, Nile Ritz Carlton Cairo
It has been a long journey to find my true passion and my future career. I have been a designer, marketing manager, business entrepreneur and a tour guide.

Up Close with Chef Thomas Gugler

Thomas Gugler was elected the President of WorldChefs for a four year term at the WorldChefs Congress 2016 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Mirjam van IJssel met with Chef Thomas to ask him about his vision and plans for the further development of WorldChefs.

Cairo on the Move

How do restaurants on the North Coast prepare themselves for the high season? Chef’s Corner spoke to Tarek Hegazy, Managing Partner of Seasons Country Club to find out how they equip and staff their outlets for the summer rush.

Cairo on the Move

How do restaurants on the North Coast prepare themselves for the high season? Chef’s Corner spoke to Marian Mounir , Owner & Operation Manager of Mastaba Restaurants to find out how they equip and staff their outlets for the summer rush.

Cairo on the Move

How do restaurants on the North Coast prepare themselves for the high season? Chef’s Corner spoke to Ehab El Khodary, CEO of Taste Genuine Co., to find out how they equip and staff their outlets for the summer rush.

Cairo on the Move

Interview with Mirette Aly
The Lemon Tree & Co. has forever honored the seasonality of ingredients. Our concept is based on using seasonal ripe produce and presenting it in unusual but simple combinations.

Young Chefs on the Move

Interview with Chef Zohaira Shawish
What are your aspirations for developing your future career?
As a chef I think you always have to find your weak points and develop your ability as you go. No matter how old you are or how long you’ve been doing a ….

Young Chefs on the Move

Interview with Chef Remo Berdux
What is your opinion of young chefs? Do they change jobs too often or not enough? Do you think this is good for their long term development? Speaking from my experience of European Chefs, this is how we ….

Young Chefs on the Move

Interview with Chef Mohamed Afifi
Why do you change jobs? I change it whenever I feel that it is not adding to my experience. I constantly evaluate myself and compare my current knowledge ….

Young Chefs on the Move

Do you have difficulty finding employees for your kitchen? Which positions in the kitchen are the most challenging ones to fill and why?

Young Chef Olympiad India

The Egyptian Chefs Association nominated CTCE Student Abdel Rahman to represent Egypt at the International Young Chef Olympiad held in India last January.

Dreams and Nightmares in Food Start-Ups

Interview with Mohamed Assy
Owner of Lychee Fruit Bar

Lychee Fruit Bar’s concept has succeeded in making a healthy lifestyle a positive and attractive concept. People usually associate healthy food with …

Dreams and Nightmares in Food Start-Ups

Interview with Karim El Sergany
Arz, Baladina, Jian, The Combo House, The Caterers

Many of us dream of starting our own food business. However, once we start, we encounter surprises and it more effort than we expected.

Dreams and Nightmares in Food Start-Ups

Interview with Amir Soliman, Owner of Burger Factory
Many of us dream of starting our own food business one day. However, once we start, we may encounter surprises, some pleasant others unpleasant.

Dreams and Nightmares in Food Start-Ups

Many of us dream of starting our own food business one day. ECA talked to Laila Sedky, owner of Nola Cupcakes, and heard what she experienced along the way.

Born to be a Chef

Interview with Chef Ayman El Sawy ECA recently established its Sharm Chefs Chapter to serve its members in the Sinai […]

Chef Omar, Egypt’s Rising Star

Chef Omar Ahmed Hamada will represent Egypt at the Continental Semi-final Global Chef Competition in Abu Dhabi. Chef’s Corner asked […]

Dreams and Nightmares in Food Start-Ups

Youssef Nawar, Owner of Indigo Restaurant Many of us dream of starting our own food business one day. However, once […]

Dreams and Nightmares in Food Start-Ups

Many of us dream of starting our own food business one day. However, once we start, we may encounter surprises, some pleasant others unpleasant. Inevitably getting started takes more effort than we expected. Nermine Hanno talked to Chris Khalifa, partner owner of Zooba Homegrown, and heard what he experienced along the way. read more…