Mohamad Orfali is a Syrian Chef and co-owner of ORFALI BROS academy and restaurant based in Dubai. He is specialized in Aleppian cuisine and contemporary Arabic cuisine and is the leading Arab proponent of modern cooking—the movement to incorporate technology and new techniques in the preparation and presentation of food.
He is also credited with hosting the Middle East’s very first Arabic gastronomy cooking shows.
His interest in cooking began at a young age, and quickly turned into a passion for food and the culinary world at large —a world he would soon call his own.
In 1997, Mohamad joined the Institute Hotelier of Aleppo where he completed his studies. During that time and despite his fascination with French cuisine, Mohamad discovered an irrepressible interest in the cuisine of his hometown, Aleppo. In 2009, he pursued further studies at Le Nôtre Culinary School, Paris, where his courses included “Mastering the Art of Preserves”, “Sous Vide Cooking”, and “Cuisine according to Chef Joël Robuchon”.