2010 – a great year

We’re in the waning hours of what has proven to be a phenomenal year. I turned 30, ditched a career that I felt was going nowhere, and reinvented myself as a full-time professional cook. I’ve put my money where my mouth is, and so far, everyone who’s eaten my food has been very happy.

I sharpened my teeth, so to speak at the Cellar Door Bistro, from July to the end of November this year, and starting 1st of December, I took over as the new Executive Chef of the Cairo Jazz Club (and beyond? :D). It’s been a tough month, retraining and reconditioning talented cooks who have been in a creative rut for the better part of a decade, and who’ve accrued years of bad habits (no color on sauteed mushrooms?!). I’m building the kitchen slowly but surely, instilling a sense of pride in every single plate of food we send out; I’ve even tossed out the microwave!

I hope I’ll see more of you guys come in for an early dinner at the jazz club, when the lighting is right and the sound levels allow you to hear the crunch of the triple cooked fries (ala Heston Blumenthal) in your mouth.

Stay sweet.

Cooking Time: None.

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About Wesam E Masoud
Chef Patron of @chefsmarketmasr, Host of @CBCSofra's #matbakh101. I have one degree in Medicine & 3rd degree burns from cooking.

One Response to 2010 – a great year

  1. Silverfoot says:

    Loved it!

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