TCB: What made you decide to cook as a profession?
CHEF: If the smell and vision of food shift your senses and if you have a passion for using your culinary skills, you would know that the ultimate satisfaction is to see someone devouring your creation. This career pays you for using your creative culinary skills and for you to use this creativity to experiment and create recipes that are a treat for the senses.
TCB: What is your favorite cuisine to cook?
CHEF: Continental food, because it mainly refers to European cuisine. It includes the process of cooking with special ingredients which are normally not used in Asian cuisine. I love to be creative and different in my cooking.
TCB: What do you hope to achieve with your cooking?
CHEF: If you have a dream, believe in it, and you can then achieve your goal. Definition of success is determined by your values and beliefs. I wish to become a member of the international culinary team, open up my own restaurant, and teach cooking in a developing country.
TCB: Who is the one person that inspires you the most?
CHEF: In my life many people have inspired me, but the person who has inspired me the most, is my father. I am about to graduate from high school thanks to all the hard work he went through to give me a great education and things that Iwanted. I admire my father and appreciate everything he’s done for me.
TCB: What are your plans for the future?
Chef: I want to create new versions of cuisines because I want to curate a good menu for my restaurant in the future. The project will create a new concept. I will look to completely change my cooking style. Alternatively, the project will include existing recipes making it easy for the kitchen team.
TCB: If you were not a cook, what would you be?
TCB: Pakistani food or other?
TCB: Favorite dessert?
CHEF: Strawberry ice-cream.
TCB: Health conscious or foodie?
CHEF: Health conscious.
TCB: Who is your favorite Pakistani chef?
CHEF: Chef Amir Iqbal.