It's time to present you, our lovely readers, with yet another stellar Concierge99 local expert. We've met yoga instructors, personal stylists and now I'd like to introduce you to a private chef: Mouhoub is a very experienced, multilingual chef in London catering to events ranging from an intimate meal for two to a large dinner party for a group of 50. Think of any kind of cuisine you'd like and Mouhoub can deliver - whether it's Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Italian, you name it! And don't worry about the language barrier, chances are you share a common language.
Book a breakfast, lunch or dinner party today and see what a fun and delicious meal you can enjoy with Mouhoub as your private chef!
As usual, we've asked our nosy, probing questions and Mouhoub has very graciously answered them:
Q1. How long have you been a Private Chef for?
I have been in the hospitality industry working as a chef for 23 years and 5 years as a private household manager
Q2. What’s your favourite part of being a chef?
My favourite part of the job is getting customer satisfaction by putting a smile on their face and that is the most important for me
Q3. Who are you favourite types of clients?
I had clients from every walk of life but all of them have something in common; to get a good service and a solution to their problem
Q4. Do you have any unusual skills when it comes to being a Private Chef?
I am a polyglot; I do not know if it considered unusual but for the job I do, it gives me an edge and makes my work easy
Q5. What’s the most interesting job you have taken?
The most interesting job I have taken is when I worked as a private chef for a family and later I got to manage all the affairs of the family; it was a very challenging job
Q6. Sum up yourself in 100 characters
I will say enthusiastic, resilient, workaholic, mind full, confident, honest, discrete and organized
Q7. What should all travellers to London know?
Travellers should know that London is very diverse in every aspect and sense massive history, funny and very interesting and that "all routes lead to London"
Q8. Who are your heroes or influencers?
My only heroes is my own experience
Q9. Do you have any advice for people looking to enter the business?
My advise will be whatever the job you decide to pursue in this industry is starting from the bottom and work your way up, do not spend too many years in one place.
Avoid monotony; travel and try to learn every day something.
Q10. What’s the best advice or tip you ever received on being a Private Chef?
In order to give the best you have to be dedicated and I love dedication
Q11. How did you get into this industry?
I got into this job by simply taking an apprenticeship, then going to college and the rest was work, work and work
Q12. What has changed in your industry in the last few years? Why?
What has changed in past few years is the people are more and more demanding; the pace of life is very fast all thanks to the modern technology it has made this word look like a global village
Q13. What is going to change in your industry in the next few years? Why?
I think communication will catapult itself in every direction because there will be massive innovations in technology more then we can think
Q14. What makes your service ideal for a traveller to London?
What makes my service ideal is that I have been a Londoner for 25 years, study London history and so know all the touristic destinations; I will take them to places they will not find in a tour guide book. I will show them the real London and I could do that in most languages
Q15. Stranded on a desert island - what three objects would you take with you?
I will take a Swiss knife, mirror and a lighter
Thank you so much to Mouhoub for giving us a peek into his life as a Private Chef and House Manager.
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