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Chef Mohamed Ourad brings renown versatility, interpersonal skills to Asil resturant

Asil restaurant, located in the Rixos Premium Dubai, is pleased to welcome to its family Chef Mohamed Ourad, whose intimate knowledge of Mediterranean dishes, in particular his mastery of Algerian, Moroccan, Turkish and Lebanese cuisine, makes him the ideal choice to helm the kitchen at one of the most fashionable and delectable urban destinations at the center of Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence.

Chef Ourad’s stellar creations have wowed guests at many world-famous restaurants around the globe, starting with his stint from at Restaurant La Boucherie in Paris, France, He later made his way to London Hotel International in Earl’s Court, London then he went back home and assumed the role of Head Chef (Gastronomique) at the Hilton Hotel in Algiers, Algeria.

Chef Ourad is looking forward to bring something new from his experience and vision to Asil, while maintaining the restaurant’s identity and quality standards: “When at first I came to Asil for a Dinner prior on being appointed, I was very overwhelmed with the Oriental fusion blending Turkish, Lebanese and Moroccan, the authentic taste of the dishes with an extreme high quality of produce! My role was to maintain the strong identity that Asil has developed, introduce my culinary archive with in this cuisine with additional innovative dishes and a new modernized approach to develop further the brand that has an amazing potential in the region and around the globe!”

In 1995, Ourad went back to London to work together with MOMO – Mourad Mazouz and assumed the role of Executive Chef at Momo’s Restaurant in London for more than a decade.

In 2009, he moved to London’s world renown Sketch Restaurant, where he was part of the skilled team behind the restaurant alongside Chef Jean-Denis Le Bras. From 2011, Ourad became the Executive Chef of Momo Group, in addition to Momo London, he has opened Momo at The Souq in Beirut, Almaz by Momo in Harvey Nichols Dubai, Galleria Mall Abu Dhabi.

From 2016 until his move to Asil, Ourad held the influential position of Group Executive Chef at Comptoir Group PLC, London, where he was in charge of food operations for 26 restaurants across four brands in the UK, UAE and the Netherlands

Furthermore, Chef Ourad has received numerous awards for his exquisite work over the course of his career, including for “Best New Restaurant of the Year 2010” by Time Out Dubai with Almaz; the “Médaille d’Or, Horoeca Live Fish Show” and the “Médaille d’Or, Horeca Live Meat Show” both held in 2013 in Lebanon, where he won as coach; and numerous other awards during his 10 years at Momo’s London.

In addition to three decades of outstanding expertise in the culinary arts and kitchen management, Chef Ourad wields extraordinary interpersonal skills, a track record of seizing opportunities, and the ability to connect with people at all levels to earn their trust and respect.

Extremely versatile and skilled in all types of cuisine with a track record of adaptability gained from working in world-class hotels and independent restaurants.

Chef Ourad’s culinary skillset, combined with the perfect balance of light Mediterranean dishes, hints of Turkish, Lebanese and North African Flavours is certain to lift the caliber of dining at Asil to unprecedented levels and will bring in a new, contemporary twist to this much-loved institution!

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