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Chef Profile: Raman Sobti

Chef Profile: Raman Sobti

March 02, 2011

Prior to Dubai's biggest food festival we speak to one of the chefs, Raman Sobti who will be whipping up a storm.

Taste of Dubai, the region’s favourite restaurant and music festival, will be held at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on March 3-5 2011.

The event offers themed bars, a line-up of celebrity chefs, live cooking demonstrations and more. The music side of the event will give visitors Elton John and Robbie Williams tributes, along with local bands and radio DJs in the house.

Taste of Dubai tickets can be purchased from the official website starting at AED 75 per person. We speak to one of the chefs who will be gracing the event representing the restaurant Al Hambra:

Chef: Raman Sobti

Specialty: Patata Bravas

Born: 27/03/1981

In: New Delhi, India

Raman Sobti started his career in 1999 at the Vasant Continental 5* Hotel in New Delhi, where he worked for 3 years learning the basics of the trade. He continued to work in five-star hotels such as the Intercontinental, New Delhi and The DLF Golf Course Resort before joining the Madinat Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai in 2006. In 2007 he joined the prestigious AI Hambra Team. For three years he held the position of Junior Sous Chef before promoted to Spus Chef In charge of daily operations.

What was the last thing you ate?

Iberico ham sandwich

What would you most like to have for dinner tonight?

Chicken and chorizo paella

What is your favourite place to eat outdoors in Dubai?

Pierchic – Madinat Jumeirah

What’s your favourite local dish?


What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever cooked?


In 10 words, how do you see the Dubai restaurant scene in 5 years?

Comfort food will beat Fine dining and more focus on good ingredients

Hot curry or haute cuisine?

Hot curry

What type of food do you dream about eating?


What’s your worst culinary nightmare?

200 cover 5 course set menu in one hour

Rice or Mash?


What’s your best tip for a novice chef?

Respect produce

What’s your favorite kitchen gadget?

Hand blender

Which chef would you most like to swap places with?

Rakesh Setha

Who is your favorite food critic?

Chef Sebastian Nohse

What makes you sick?

Not being busy at work 

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