Chef Chandramouli Perur

United Arab Emirates

Name: Chandramouli Perur
Age: 41
Nationality: Indian
Country of Residence: United Arab Emirates

1. Your Restaurant/Business: Executive Sous Chef at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2. About Your Kitchen: Culinary operation includes 7 food and beverage outlets offering different cuisines include Italian, British & International.

3. Your Favorite Chef Works Item: Monte Carlo Egyptian Cotton Chef Coat (ECCB)- Excellent quality, comfortable to wear and fits to perfection.

4. First Job: Started as a culinary apprentice in 1990 and moved up the ranks.

5. Your Cookbook: None.

6. Your Awards: Best Employee of the Year in 2000

7. Your Cooking Inspiration: Gary Rhodes – simple and great food. Keeps food what it should be.

8. Your Speciality Dish: Love to cook tandoori kebabs. Create wild imaginative spice blends and use them for the kebabs.

9. Favorite Dish To Eat: Simple pasta preparation, keeping it healthy.

10. Weirdest Thing You Ever Ate: Did not dare try anything ‘weird’ so far, but sure will do one day.

11. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla Ice cream

12. Favorite Drink: Fresh berry smoothies

13. Favorite Wine: Not a wine drinker, so no favorite.

14. Who Would You Most Like To Cook For: My Family – my kids enjoy what I cook. They look forward to something new all the time which keeps the creativity going.

15. Who Would You Least Like To Cook For: For people who cannot appreciate good food and who are not passionate about it.

16. Favorite Things To Do When Not Cooking:  Playing with children, photography

17. Your Latest Project:  No new project at the moment.

18. Favorite City and Why:  Thailand as a whole – Great food, natural beauty and fantastic people.

19. Your Greatest Indulgence:  Foie Gras

20. Your All Time Best Culinary Tip: Keep the food simple and do not complicate the flavors.