Ahmed Bounaji

Ahmed Bounaji is a passionate chef who is specialized in Middle Eastern Cuisine.

  • Chef De Cuisine The Cafe Park Hyatt • Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
  • Arabic • Speciality
  • Passionate, Creative, Humble • Cooking Style

Good To Know

I started my professional carrier with Hyatt at Grand Hyatt Dubai in 2006 after that pre-opening Park Hyatt Jeddah, moving forward as a sous chef at Atlantis Dubai, moving to Fairmont Makah Saudi Arabia, and lastly to ParkHyatt AD as chef de cusine
Passion, love, fire
My biggest influence is my mom, I learned from her to open the fridge, store, and cook whatever you feel like eating.
I love food, I love entertaining, and I feel that food is the only art form that impacts all of the senses. Plus, there are few things more personal than feeding people. I feel that you can really connect with them.
I cook different kind of cuisines which I want to learn.
Best ingredients, love and believe that you will prepare the best dish ever.
No music, the best for me is the sounds coming from each ingredient, equipment, tools, movement surrounded.
My Wife.
A sleeping volcano waiting with patient for the busy time to show case.
Cook with passion, love what you do, and think always that you are cooking for the people you love the most which can be one of your family members.

Recipes I like to cook


Labneh with Walnut

  • Servings
  • 1
  • 10 Min

The Cafe Park Hyatt

The Café serves authentic Middle Eastern specialties along with International dishes featuring an impressive show kitchen.