Chef Tarek is a certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation. He is a Worldchef -certified Global Judge and current star of the Fatafeat TV show ‘100 Lahma’ (100 Meat) and ‘Min Misr’ (From Egypt). Chef Tarek’s cooking is influenced and inspired by both Eastern and Western cultures.
With over 30 years of experience both in the United States of America and in the Middle East, Chef Tarek has a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of food. Chef Tarek was also a highly respected teacher in culinary arts at the Arts Institutes International Minnesota, from 1999 to 2005.
Winning several gold and silver medals in highly respected culinary competitions, including Taste of Elegance (Central Region, USA), two times Chef Par Excellence, Chef Tarek was named the Primer Chef of America, not once but twice, by the American Dairy Association.
He is also a trainer of the Culinary Ambassadors of Egypt, who represent their country at prestigious competitions overseas.