Chef Dima Al Sharif
I am a Palestinian chef, author and entrepreneur residing in Dubai, UAE. After years of working with NGOs in the field of social development, I decided to change my career path and joined the food industry in 2006. I kicked off my new career with a catering service, creating bespoke menus for private and corporate events. In 2009, I also began providing culinary training to home cooks and industry professionals and took on food writing, where I regularly wrote for different in-print and online publications, my articles spanned across culinary travel, culture, food history, recipes and insights into the art of cooking. My blog www.dimasharif.com had become one of the most celebrated food blogs in the UAE, winning multiple awards. With time, I had expanded my services into an all-encompassing food training and food communications service, incorporating workshops, writing, blogging, photography and film. In 2015, I published my cookbook Plated Heirlooms, an extensive exploration of Palestinian cuisine’s story, history and culture. In 2016, Plated Heirlooms won “Best In The World” by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Currently I am the CEO of MOONEH LLC, an artisanal foodstuff supply and catering company that I have founded in Dubai. I am a huge supporter of local organic farms and produce and happy to be associated with FRESHONTABLE’s ethos.