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Professional Executive chef
Amjad Elayan, leader in his field, a certified Master Chef by Master Chef World Association, London, started his apprenticeship in 1998 at the age of 17 at Chef Christopher Baker in Marriot Hotel in Amman Jordan.
Amjad with his unique and modern style quickly flourished as he gained experience in five star Hotels like Marriot, Four Seasons, Crown Plaza, Howard Johnson (employee of the year), Seasons Country Club Resort, Divan Hotel, Bon Voyage, from Middle East, Africa and South America. During this period he landed his first cooking gig at Fata Feat Channel in Dubai with the chef Andrew Mitchell. He prepared meals for diplomats, royalists, president and celebrities, (Kofi Annan, King Abdullah Bin Al-Hussein & Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, the famous Egyptian singer Amr Diab, Dr. Humberto Campos the winner Wine in London. He was appreciated by Governor Mustafa Barsani for his innovative skills.
He graduated from Egyptian Culinary Academy with thirteen certificates and he won two gold, two silver and three bronze medals in the Culinary Academy competition. He has been assistant to Chef Markus Item for seven years the second in-charge of World Association of Chef Societies (WACS) and he has been assistant of the Master chef Johnny Goric. His specialties / expertise is Arabic food, Italian food, Mediterranean Food, German Food, Chinese Food, Nigerian Food, and now his new challenge is to be responsible to influence the Gastronomic profile in Brazil, Rio, he gets excited about the fusion cuisine according to local products. He performs Fine Dining and Banquets with the perfect harmonization between wines and food.
Looking ahead, Amjad says “I take old classics, and then try to give them a modern light feel to suit the local climate;” his aim is to ensure multi diversified foods in his menu continues to inject a level of creativity and knowledge that reflects his experience and passion for the cuisine and education more sophisticated and innovative dining experience in restaurants interstate and intrastate continues to inspire customers and staff alike.
For me, cooking is...
passion , sensual and artistic
I learned to cook at...
Brand five stars hotels
A role model in the kitchen is...
The celebrity chef ferran adria
A cooking secret...
Sharing the idea give motivation to my staff to show the best as they can do
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Acra.
Book your experience with Chef Amjad
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.